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SportsBusiness Daily Seeks Entry-Level Staff Writer

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 29 / 14

SportsBusiness Daily is seeking an entry-level Staff Writer at our Charlotte, N.C., headquarters. Qualified candidates will have excellent knowledge of sports and business issues, with equally strong writing and verbal skills. Must also have a solid work ethic and thrive in a team environment. Stron...

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People & Personalities

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NBC HOF Game Overnight Down 13%

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NFL Introduces Tablets To Sidelines

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Mayweather-Maidana Start Time Moved Up

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Media Notes

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Carriage Standoff Hurts TWC's Revenue Projections

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WWE To Cut 7% Of Workforce

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