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.

Posted on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 at 1:08 pm by RadioToday UK

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