Pardon the interruption as we take a break from our regularly scheduled playoff coverage to bring you an intriguing opportunity for any of you with any inkling of interest for working in sports and social media. The folks at Xfinity (a fairly regular SB Nation sponsor at this point) have put together a contest to find someone who would get to do social media work at a variety of major sporting events. Here is how they describe it:
Have you ever wanted a shot at winning your dream job in sports social media? Here's your chance - XFINITY is launching a nationwide contest to find the next sports social media star to serve as the voice of XFINITY behind-the-scenes at the biggest sporting events nationwide in 2012.
The contest is called "Xfinity Presents: The Ultimate Sports Social Media Job" and runs from January 13th through March 25th. The winner will receive a one-year salary, all the electronics for the ultimate sports pad, and will have the opportunity to share thoughts, insights, and content with fans nationwide via the @XFINITYSports Twitter handle on a daily basis. This is truly a dream job opportunity for anyone looking to make a name for themselves in the world of sports and social media.
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Here's how it works:
From January 13 - February 6, you can log on to Facebook.com/XFINITY and submit a :30-2:00 video on the Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest tab that shows why your sports knowledge, social media expertise, personality, and passion for Comcast products and services makes you the perfect candidate for the job.
The top video submissions will be featured on the Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest tab located on Facebook.com/XFINITY for fans to vote on from February 9-19. The five entrants who tally the most votes will advance to the final round of the contest where they will cover one of five premier sports events the weekend of March 8-11. Following that weekend, a panel of judges will evaluate each performance and announce the winner of the contest by March 25th!
Head today to Facebook.com/XFINITY and click on the Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest tab for all the details, as well as contest rules. Enter soon, as February 6th is the deadline for video submissions! Thanks to Mocking the Draft partner XFINITY for bringing this opportunity to our readers.
I don't know what kind of long-term opportunities this would create, but it would be priceless experience if you did have an interest in a career in sports and/or social media. Furthermore, it would provide a pretty awesome opportunity even if it wasn't something you wanted to do for a career. If you do submit a video for this, let me know and maybe we can post it here at Niners Nation.