talkSPORT offers journalism internship
National sports radio station talkSPORT is offering a six-month paid internship for a budding football reporter.
The UTV station is partnering with Coca Cola for the promotion, with the first assignment for the new recruit being a trip to cover the Euro 2012 tournament in Poland and the Ukraine next month, which the drinks brand is sponsoring.
The winner of the search will be paid £6,000 for the contract, which will start on 8th June and run until 6th December.
To enter people have to submit a video of themselves doing a commentary on their favourite ever goal by 16th May. Five finalists will then be picked to go to talkSPORT’s headquarters in London during the week of 21st May to do a series of challenges to try to win the internship place. A panel which includes talkSPORT presenters Adrian Durham, Darren Gough and Des Kelly will pick the eventual winner.
Anthony Hogg, Head of Creative Solutions at talkSPORT, said: “The last 12 months have seen further growth for talkSPORT, both on air and digitally, and to secure a global brand such as Coca-Cola as a partner is testament to how far we have come. Our search for the Coca-Cola Fan Reporter will provide the winner with invaluable hands-on experience of sports journalism – not just for the tournament, but throughout what is a huge year of sport.”
Content created by the winning candidate at Euro 2012 will be used for a special ‘Coca-Cola Goal Report’ highlights package during the tournament.
Chris Deere, MyCoke GB Market Manager said: “We’re thrilled to be working with talkSPORT on this exciting collaboration, giving a football fan a once in a lifetime opportunity.”
Piers Taylor, Managing Partner at Vizeum who brokered the deal, said: “This is a great opportunity to deeply integrate Coca-Cola into the talkSPORT coverage of UEFA EURO 2012, really improving the listener experience.”
Find out more about the promotion and see full terms and conditions on the talkSPORT website.