My internship at TSN was quite enjoyable. I knew going in that this was not going to be the most creatively-stimulating position, but I was completely okay with it. Even though the designs I made were done through pre-made templates, it was still cool to look on TV and see something I made appear on SportsCentre. It was also cool to see how a TV network operates. I was also fortunate enough to help out with some other design projects (ex: prepare player headshots for curling tournaments). I do think if there are any aspiring graphic designers who want to work for TSN, but want to do more creative work, I would suggest looking for something on TSN’s social media side (maybe even BarDown).
Overall, I had a good time, learned a lot about the sports journalism industry, and will hopefully continue to grow my professional network.
*This review is from mid-way through the placement*
Things at TSN.ca are going amazing. Most days I’m watching the wire and keeping the site up to date with the latest CP and AP have to offer. I have had a few chances to do small writing – minor breaking news things – Truth be told I couldn’t be happier about how the month of February has gone and just on Monday I have fortunate enough to be there from noon – 8:00 pm for the NHL Trade deadline – A DREAM COME TRUE –
The people are amazing. Can’t say enough great things about them, they made me feel right at home from day one.
When Jagg first told me about TSN, I was somewhat skeptical. But four months of working at Canada’s biggest sports network, I don’t have any regrets. This was the place for me.
At TSN, I’ve learned how to create highlight packages, do voice overs for game recaps and I’ve toyed around with editing video. On top of that, I also received a job offer as a Story Editor at the company. It’s been a blast, and I truly believe that this internship has changed the way I’m going to approach the rest of my career. Rather that second guess and overthink things, I’m just going to go for it and see what happens. As Gretzky said, you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.