Virtual JA Job Shadow Overview
Below you will find the overview for the virtual JA Job Shadow at AT&T SportsNet. During the next few hours, you should complete all of the steps one through three. Lastly, check out some of the supporting documents that AT&T SportsNet has provided.
Before starting any of the videos, you should open your virtual JA Job Shadow Student Guide. This is where you can take notes throughout these videos and take the most away from this experience. For this event, please complete the full student guide document. The only section that should be skipped over is called “Scenario Challenge.” Remember – if you hear any terms or words that you are not familiar with, write those down! You can then review the additional documents the company has sent over to see if they cover those words you don’t know. If they don’t, it is your turn to do your own research!
Now let’s get started!
Step 1 – Company Overview: AT&T SportsNet is the television home of the Colorado Rockies, Utah Jazz, and the Vegas Golden Knights. The network delivers more than 350 live events each year across 10 states. AT&T SportsNet is owned and operated by AT&T Sports Networks, which operates regional sports networks in the Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain, and Southwest regions. The three networks combined reach across 19 states and own exclusive rights to produce and distribute live events from more than 15 teams and conferences.
Below you will find a few resources to help kick off this virtual event! Check out more details about what AT&T SportsNet is all about by clicking their website. Once you have done a bit more research, head over to the company overview and tour, led by our volunteers.
- Company Website
- Company Welcome & Overview
- David Woodman – General Manager, Rocky Mountain Region
- Behind the Scenes of a Rockies Game
- Tavis Strand – Producer
- Alison Vigil – Producer
- Joel Myers – Director
- Erica Ferrero – Senior Director
- EXTRA! – See some of the video spots the production team has created!
Step 2 – Employee Panel: Now that you know a bit more about the mission of AT&T SportsNet and what they do in their studio, it is time to meet some of their employees! Check out this panel discussion to hear about some of the possible career opportunities that could be waiting for you. Take notes on some of the amazing things these panelists do at a high level. You will get a chance to learn more about them and their days in the next step.
- Production Team Employee Panel Discussion Video
- (Moderator) Esmeralda Rodriguez – Office Administrator Service Support
- Matthew Shapiro – Producer
- Nicole Gates – Producer
- Brian Mitchell – Executive Producer
Step 3 – Department Deep Dives: You’ve now heard a high level overview of what possible job opportunities are available at AT&T SportsNet, but what does each of these employees’ days look like? Several of our volunteers have recorded a video to walk you through their days, give a feel for what their job entails, and provide additional context about their overall career journey!
- Deep Dive Video
- Erica Ferrero – Senior Director
- Marcus Hoskin – Senior Content Programmer
- Sam Melnick – Marketing Manager
- Some of the social media that Sam highlighted!
- David Woodman – General Manager
Step 4 – Additional Resources: Congratulations! You have just finished our virtual JA Job Shadow! It wouldn’t be an actual event if you didn’t get some handouts! Below are some additional resources provided by AT&T SportsNet. They give you a bit more information on what they do at their office and also provide some more context on some of the things mentioned throughout the videos.
Questions? If you have any questions about what you saw during the videos or questions for any of the volunteers that spoke, please provide those to your teacher. Your teacher can then provide those questions to their JA representative.