WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24: Fans watch the Washington Nationals take on the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park on September 24, 2011 in Washington, DC. The Washington Nationals won, 4-1. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
What follows is copy advertising a contest being run by XFINITY which offers one the opportunity to become a "social media star." What that entails, if I'm reading correctly, is the opportunity to get paid a one-year salary to Tweet about all of the sports you watch through XFinity's Twitter handle (@XFINITYSports). They also say that they'll provide you with "all the electronics" needed for the ultimate sports pad. You apparently have to submit a video via their Facebook page explaining why you're the right man or woman for the job. The deadline for submitting videos is February 6, 2012, so do so before then if you're inclined, and if not just wait an hour for the next Washington Nationals-related post to appear in this space. More detailed info and the links you'll need to participate follow after you click to continue reading...
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 it 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 Federal Baseball partner XFINITY for bringing this opportunity to our readers.