One of my favourite things about joining the SB Nation team a few years ago, has been the interesting opportunities that have come our way thanks to being part of this group. Over the weekend, the SB Nation head honchos gave us the heads up that one of these such opportunity was coming down the pipe, and asked if we thought our readers would be interested.
Um...does Leandro Barbosa like to shoot?
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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.
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 RaptorsHQ partner XFINITY for bringing this opportunity to our readers.
So it's pretty simple.
Just submit your video to XFINITY's Facebook page, and see if you make their final five. As noted above, videos should obviously show your passion for sports, social media, etc, etc, but if you want some advice from pros like us, you should probably try to work a Rasual Butler 3-point attempt in there too. I mean, you need SOME comedy!
In all seriousness though, if you're interested in a career in sports media in some capacity, what better way to get your feet wet than by participating in something like this, and feel free to fire us any questions you may have and we'll try and help you out with your entries.