Every now and again, our network's ability to partner with big companies results in fun contests and offers that we can pass on to you. For the next couple of weeks, XFINITY is the partner du jour, and they're offering you guys a chance at a real nice sports social media gig.
XFINITY is looking for the next voice of Xfinity sports. The Ultimate Sports Social Media Job presented by XFINITY, provides fans the opportunity to become the next sports social media star. The winner will share behind-the-scenes stories and news with more than 15,000 followers, from the biggest sporting events over the next year.
Applicants are asked to create a short video and statement detailing why they should be the next person to take over the @XFINITYSports handle. Eight Semi-finalists will be catapulted to the next round based on their outstanding submissions, but the final two Semi-finalist spots will be awarded to two of ten Wild Card contestants. Fans will have the opportunity to vote for one of the ten Wild Cards, to send to the next round. Once selected, the skills of the 10 Semi-finalists will be put to the test in a full scale social media evaluation at XFINITY Live! in Philadelphia. The top scoring five contestants will then receive the opportunity to visit an XFINITY partner team to act as a reporter and share their experience with their fans. Ultimately from the five Finalists, the new voice of XFINTIY Sports will be selected.
Contest submissions are being accepted from January 28th to February 18th, and can be submitted to the XFINITY Facebook page. Apart from the obvious (hey man, you're getting a job in sports and social media...for real), the prize for winning includes an annual salary, unparalleled access to the country's premier sporting events, sick home studio gear for your place, and a year of free Comcast/XFINITY service (TV with all the sports packages, internet, and phone). Check the full contest rules for further details.
Do yourselves a favor and submit something. You've got nothing to lose, and only an awesome job to gain.
MANDATORY DISCLAIMER STUFF:
NO PURCH.NEC. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. THIS IS NOT A GAME OF CHANCE. Open only to legal U.S. residents (incl.DC) who are legal adults 18+. For application details and official rules, click here. Enter 12:01a.m. ET on 1/28/13 to 11:59 p.m. ET on 2/18/13.
This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Comcast® and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for purposes of administering this Contest.