Tennessee Titans broadcasting supervisor Amie Wells discovered her ardour for sports activities after a number of main modifications in school.
“My preliminary profession path was political science. A couple of semester in, I began wanting round at my classmates’ computer systems, they usually had been all political blogs and the New York Instances. I, alternatively, was making my fantasy lineup,” she mentioned.
It was her dad who instructed her to select a unique path, particularly one associated to sports activities.
“I ended up switching my main to journalism, switched once more to sports activities broadcasting, then switched it once more to communications,” she mentioned. “After school, I received an internship with the Baltimore Ravens doing PR and the identical factor with the Indianapolis Colts. In 2013, I received my first job with the Titans, and I’ve been right here ever since.”
The College of Missouri grad remembers getting demoted from Ravens PR initially to doing a job solely an intern would seemingly do.
“My large job on the Baltimore Ravens was sharpening pencils. I stored messing all the pieces else up, in order that they made me begin making pointy pencils for the offensive line,” she laughed.
Regardless that the job appeared ridiculous, she took her pencil sharpening very critically.
“Finally, individuals gave me different jobs to do. By the point I used to be performed in Baltimore, my ability set had dramatically modified. After I went to Indianapolis, I had a body of reference and will construct upon it.”
When she moved to Nashville in 2013, she went again to sq. one since she began working in broadcast and never PR.
“I used to be studying on the fly. We had been getting down and soiled with placing collectively content material for Titans followers. We tousled a ton, however we additionally did issues that labored. Now, we’ve got an enormous broadcasting division. I spotted that failing wasn’t going to kill me.
Nashville has three issues Wells loves: music, individuals, and meals.
“In all places you go, whether or not it’s on the airport or a grocery retailer, there’s stay music. Nashville additionally has the nicest individuals I’ve ever met. Everyone seems to be keen to assist out their neighbor. Plus, I’d be joyful simply consuming Nashville meals endlessly,” she joked.
After being within the trade for a decade, she feels lucky to have labored for therefore lengthy with out burning out.
“I instructed my dad and mom if I made it in ten years on this enterprise, I used to be going to tattoo the Titans protect on my physique. Now ten years later, I cannot be doing that, however the satisfaction and the joy over it stays the identical. You grind and make sacrifices on this trade, however as a girl, I’m very pleased with these ten years.”
Being a girl within the sports activities world might be powerful, however Wells finds herself fortunate to have discovered mentors who’ve made her really feel comfy.
“I’m all the time conscious that my presence may very well be jarring for different individuals, however I by no means thought I wasn’t going to make it as a result of I’m a girl. I attempt to simply be furnishings and mix into the area.”
She seems to be again on her youthful self and is aware of Wells from ten years in the past can be very enthusiastic about the place she is now.
“On the time, the dangers I used to be taking had been absurd. I moved from Missouri to Baltimore on a whim not even understanding if they might have a place open for me. Then I went to Indianapolis final minute after the primary internship, after which to Nashville. My dad and mom thought I used to be loopy, however I feel I’d inform younger Amie how good she was doing.”
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