Although ‘imitation is the greatest form of flattery,’ sports media is not one of those areas where imitation goes far.
Original thought and original style are what separate those who make it and those who do not. The subject matter, those sports headlines that are in the national and local spotlights, remains the same but it is the manner in which they are presented that differentiate those who succeed in the business.
It’s important to just be yourself when creating your own style since everyone is unique. Reading the works of different writers and emulating broadcasters and announcers can also help mold your style.
Out of hundreds of applicants and auditions for a job opening, uniquely distinguishing yourself will help you get noticed and make progress towards that coveted job.