Former Globe North High School Sports Reporter at The Boston Globe
over 1 year ago
Your life will sort of follow a high school schedule. Games are in the afternoon and early evening, so I used to use the morning to write, research story ideas, and prepare for any game or interview you’ll have later that day. Then I’d travel to games later in the day, keep stats and call in scores, and write recaps or notebook pieces later at night. You typically cover a couple games per week in order to get interviews done for your weekly feature stories, but it’s good to attend more games than necessary to really get a feel for the beat. You’ll mostly work from home, but sometimes I’d also work shifts at the high school desk in the Globe office, where you take calls from coaches to get scores on games around the region. Take as many of those shifts as you can. They may seem boring, but being present in the office will do wonders for your name recognition and future job opportunities.