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The Rookie Contract

The Rookie Contract

By Kate Norum & Dakota W. Zientek
"The Rookie Contract" will entail an in-depth conversation with members of the Sports as a Job team (consisting of Kate Norum & Dakota Zientek) and the newest additions to the sports industry: rookies! In sports, when rookies sign their “Rookie Contract”, it is typically for four years. With that, Kate and Dakota will be speaking to people that are on their rookie contract in sports to get the freshest advice for those trying to get into the sport industry, as well as learn more about their story within sports. So, now that you’ve accepted your rookie contract, what are you going to prove?
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The Rookie Contract, Ep. 9: Maddie Stedman, Octagon
Today's Guest: Maddie Stedman; Account Trainee for Octagon. | In this episode- Dakota and Kate discuss Maddie's journey, how a road trip all around the state of Florida helped in networking, why she chose the agency side, and much, MUCH more. | Please make sure to follow the Rookie Contract on Spotify, or if you're an Apple Podcast listener, make sure to subscribe and give us a five-star review. This will help us get recognized and allow for us to continue providing you, the listeners, with more incredible rookie stories.  | Maddie’s links: linkedin.com/in/madeline-stedman/ (LinkedIn) | The Rookie Contract's Links: linktr.ee/TheRookieContract (Linktree) | Dakota: @dakotazientek (Twitter); linkedin.com/in/dakota-w-zientek/ (LinkedIn)  Kate: @katenorum (Twitter); linkedin.com/in/katenorum/ (LinkedIn)  | Music: Say You Will by Shane Ivers - silvermansound.com
58:38
October 19, 2020
The Rookie Contract, Ep. 8: Jenny Fischer, NBA/WNBA
Today's Guest: Jenny Fischer; NBA Digital and Social Content Publisher for the WNBA. | In this episode- Dakota and Kate discuss Jenny's journey, how Marquette grew her network, the mindset you need to “allow others to sit at the table,” and much, MUCH more. | Please make sure to follow the Rookie Contract on Spotify, or if you're an Apple Podcast listener, make sure to subscribe and give us a five-star review. This will help us get recognized and allow for us to continue providing you, the listeners, with more incredible rookie stories.  | Jenny’s links: linkedin.com/in/jennyfischer012/ (LinkedIn); @jennylynnfisch (Twitter); jennyfischer.weebly.com/ (Personal Site) | The Rookie Contract Links: The Rookie Contract: @rookie_contract (Twitter); anchor.fm/therookiecontract (Anchor); linkedin.com/company/the-rookie-contract (LinkedIn) | Dakota: @dakotazientek (Twitter); linkedin.com/in/dakota-w-zientek/ (LinkedIn)  Kate: @katenorum (Twitter); linkedin.com/in/katenorum/ (LinkedIn)  | Music: Say You Will by Shane Ivers - silvermansound.com
43:46
October 12, 2020
The Rookie Contract, Ep. 7: Brianna Williams, ESPN
Today's Guest: Brianna Williams; Social Media Intern for ESPN. | In this episode- Dakota and Kate discuss Brianna's journey, how she improvised for her big-time interview with ESPN, what it was like for her to use her last $50 to apply for the NABJ scholarship, and more. | Please make sure to follow the Rookie Contract on Spotify, or if you're an Apple Podcast listener, make sure to subscribe and give us a five-star review. This will help us get recognized and allow for us to continue providing you, the listeners, with more incredible rookie stories.  | Brianna’s links: linkedin.com/in/brianna-d-williams/ (LinkedIn); briannadwilliams.com/ (Personal Site) | The Rookie Contract Links: The Rookie Contract: linktr.ee/TheRookieContract (LinkTree) | Dakota: @dakotazientek (Twitter); linkedin.com/in/dakota-w-zientek/ (LinkedIn)  Kate: @katenorum (Twitter); linkedin.com/in/katenorum/ (LinkedIn)  | Music: Say You Will by Shane Ivers - silvermansound.com
37:28
October 5, 2020
The Rookie Contract, Ep. 6: Geno Velasco, Troy University Athletics
Today's Guest: Geno Velasco; Creative Content Assistant for Troy University. | In this episode- Dakota and Kate discuss Geno's journey, how his high school videos got him interested in filmmaking, his reason for getting into sports, how him and a few others started the Woj Creative twitter page, and more. | Please make sure to follow the Rookie Contract on Spotify, or if you're an Apple Podcast listener, make sure to subscribe and give us a five-star review. This will help us get recognized and allow for us to continue providing you, the listeners, with more incredible rookie stories.  | Geno’s links: @geno_velasco (Twitter); https://www.linkedin.com/in/geno-velasco/ (LinkedIn); genovelasco.com (Personal Site); @WojCreative (Twitter | The Rookie Contract Links: @rookie_contract (Twitter); anchor.fm/therookiecontract (Anchor); https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-rookie-contract (LinkedIn) | Dakota: @dakotazientek (Twitter); linkedin.com/in/dakota-w-zientek/ (LinkedIn)  Kate: @katenorum (Twitter); linkedin.com/in/katenorum/ (LinkedIn)  | Music: Say You Will by Shane Ivers - silvermansound.com
35:18
September 28, 2020
The Rookie Contract, Ep. 5: Peter Raider and Will Stone, The Baltimore Orioles
Today's Guests: Peter Raider and Will Stone; Video Content Intern (Peter) and Design Intern (Will) for The Baltimore Orioles. | In this episode- Dakota and Kate discuss Peter and Will's own journeys, how they’re able to work for an MLB team in a pandemic, how they got into sports, and what students should look into when choosing a college. | Please make sure to follow the Rookie Contract on Spotify, or if you're an Apple Podcast listener, make sure to subscribe and give us a five-star review. This will help us get recognized and allow for us to continue providing you, the listeners, with more incredible rookie stories.   | Peter’s links: @PeterRaider2 (Twitter); https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-raider-b09b04194/ (LinkedIn); peterraidermedia.com (Personal Site) | Will’s links: @Will_Herb_Stone (Twitter); https://www.linkedin.com/in/willhstone/ (LinkedIn); https://willhstone.com/ (Personal Site) | The Rookie Contract Links: The Rookie Contract: @rookie_contract (Twitter); anchor.fm/therookiecontract (Anchor); https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-rookie-contract (LinkedIn) | Dakota: @dakotazientek (Twitter); linkedin.com/in/dakota-w-zientek/ (LinkedIn) | Kate: @katenorum (Twitter); linkedin.com/in/katenorum/ (LinkedIn)  | Music: Say You Will by Shane Ivers - silvermansound.com
35:49
September 21, 2020
The Rookie Contract, Ep. 4: Dan Gardella, The Dan Patrick Show
Today's Guest: Dan Gardella, Content Intern for The Dan Patrick Show.  | In this episode- Dakota, Kate, and Dan discuss Dan's journey, how he managed to keep it cool while in the presence of Adam Sandler and Dan Patrick, as well as what future sports media professionals should do on their own journey.  | Please make sure to follow the Rookie Contract on Spotify, or if you're an Apple Podcast listener, make sure to subscribe and give us a five-star review. This will help us get recognized and allow for us to continue providing you, the listeners, with more incredible rookie stories.  | Dan’s links: @DanGardella (Twitter); https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-g-7b8985101/ (LinkedIn)  | The Rookie Contract Links: The Rookie Contract: @rookie_contract (Twitter); anchor.fm/therookiecontract (Anchor); https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-rookie-contract (LinkedIn)  | Dakota: @dakotazientek (Twitter); linkedin.com/in/dakota-w-zientek/ (LinkedIn)  | Kate: @katenorum (Twitter); linkedin.com/in/katenorum/ (LinkedIn)  | Music: Say You Will by Shane Ivers - silvermansound.com
42:45
September 14, 2020
The Rookie Contract, Ep. 3: Jennifer Fisher, The Green Bay Packers
Today's Guest: Jennifer Fisher: Social Content Creator for the Green Bay Packers.  | In this episode- Dakota, Kate, and Jennifer discuss Jennifer's journey, as well as how she handles having an audience in the millions - yes, you read the correctly. They also discuss how Jennifer got where she did, as well as what it’s like working in The Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field as someone that grew up in Southern California.  | Please make sure to follow the Rookie Contract on Spotify, or if you're an Apple Podcast listener, make sure to subscribe and give us a five-star review. This will help us get recognized and allow for us to continue providing you, the listeners, with more incredible rookie stories.   | Jennifer’s links: @Jferfish28 (Twitter); https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferfisher28/ (LinkedIn)   | The Rookie Contract Links: The Rookie Contract: @rookie_contract (Twitter); anchor.fm/therookiecontract (Anchor)  Dakota: @dakotazientek (Twitter); linkedin.com/in/dakota-w-zientek/ (LinkedIn)  Kate: @katenorum (Twitter); linkedin.com/in/katenorum/ (LinkedIn)   | Music: Say You Will by Shane Ivers - silvermansound.com
39:04
September 7, 2020
The Rookie Contract, Ep. 2: Andrew Goldstein, WJFW-NewsWatch 12
Today's Guest: Andrew Goldstein: Sports Director for WJFW-NewsWatch 12. | In this episode- Dakota, Kate, and Andrew discuss Andrew's journey, how he got into sports broadcasting, and people he has looked to for inspiration within the industry.  | Please make sure to follow the Rookie Contract on Spotify, or if you're an Apple Podcast listener, make sure to subscribe and give us a five-star review. This will help us get recognized and allow for us to continue providing you, the listeners, with more incredible rookie stories.  | Andrew's links: @AndyGold24 (Twitter); www.linkedin.com/in/andrewjgoldstein/ (LinkedIn)  | The Rookie Contract Links: The Rookie Contract: @rookie_contract (Twitter); anchor.fm/therookiecontract (Anchor)  Dakota: @dakotazientek (Twitter); linkedin.com/in/dakota-w-zientek/ (LinkedIn)  Kate: @katenorum (Twitter); linkedin.com/in/katenorum/ (LinkedIn)  | Music: Say You Will by Shane Ivers - silvermansound.com
50:40
August 31, 2020
The Rookie Contract, Ep. 1: Anna-Lee Marie Boerner, University of Northern Colorado Wrestling
Today's Guest: Anna-Lee Marie Boerner: Photographer & Media Intern for the University of Northern Colorado Wrestling.   | In this episode- Dakota, Kate, and Anna discuss Anna's journey, the struggles she has faced being a woman in sports- wrestling specifically, and people she has turned to for motivation.   | Please make sure to follow the Rookie Contract on Spotify, or if you're an Apple Podcast listener, make sure to subscribe and give us a five-star review. This will help us get recognized and allow for us to continue providing you, the listeners, with more incredible rookie stories.  | Anna's links: Anna-Lee Marie: @annalee__marie (Twitter); anna-leemariephotography.mypixieset.com/ (Personal Website)  | The Rookie Contract Links: The Rookie Contract: @rookie_contract (Twitter); anchor.fm/therookiecontract (Anchor) Dakota: @dakotazientek (Twitter); linkedin.com/in/dakota-w-zientek/ (LinkedIn) Kate: @katenorum (Twitter); linkedin.com/in/katenorum/ (LinkedIn)  | Music: Say You Will by Shane Ivers - silvermansound.com
36:18
August 24, 2020
The Rookie Contract Podcast: Trailer
In this episode, you will gain a little understanding into what Kate and Dakota from Sports as a Job are trying to create in this podcast. Be sure to follow all the parties involved with The Rookie Contract, and if you have a story worth sharing, please let us know! Our first episode will be available on Monday, August 24th, 2020. Stay tuned! Social Links: The Rookie Contract: @Rookie_Contract | Twitter Dakota Zientek: @DakotaZientek | Twitter | LinkedIn  Kate Norum:  @katenorum | Twitter | LinkedIn Sports as a Job: @sportsasajob | Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn Music: Say You Will by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.com
00:26
August 18, 2020