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Apple Making Hiring Push as It Expands Sports Coverage

  • The tech giants’ careers website has 60 sports-related roles open.
  • Some are based at Apple HQ in Cupertino, but many are based in Los Angeles and New York City.
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As Apple gets deeper into sports programming, it’s loading up on sports media talent.

On its careers page, the tech giant currently has 60 jobs with the word “sports” in the title or description, with more than 50 posted since May.

Apple TV+ has been airing baseball games via its “Friday Night Baseball” package with MLB this season, and, in June, agreed to a historic 10-year, $2.5 billion media rights deal with MLS that begins in 2023.

Many openings are directly related to sports content, ad sales, or logistics — Senior Sports Writer, Sports Programming Strategy, Sports Production Designer, etc. — while several others are more tech-centric, such as Senior iOS Engineer.

Several of the jobs are based at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California, but many — especially the ones directly involved in TV production — would be based out of the media hubs of the Los Angeles area and New York City.

James DeLorenzo — Apple’s business leader for Apple Sports Video — has been sharing the postings from his LinkedIn account in recent weeks.

In July, Apple reported fiscal third quarter revenue of $83 billion, thanks in large part to a 10.8% rise in revenue from its services sector, which includes Apple TV+.

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