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Young, gifted and want a career in sports media? Read on...

25 October 2018

Young, gifted and want a career in sports media? Read on...

BCOMS and London Sport have joined forces to launch an exciting new ‘Diversification of Sports Media’ programme to help young people from diverse backgrounds pursue a career in the sports media.

Whether you see yourself in front of the camera hosting a show, writing a piece for a national paper or directing cameras at sporting events, the BCOMS ‘Diversification of Sports Media programme’ is a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills, and also to get involved with the 2019 London Youth Games.

The programme is supported and backed by London Sport as part of efforts to diversify the capital’s broader sporting workforce, the project aims to provide valuable volunteering support to Europe’s largest youth sports festival, while providing a practical means to enhance diversity in sports journalism by providing invaluable exposure to real reporting opportunities across London.

If you are a young aspiring journalist from diverse backgrounds such as BAME, LGBT+, Disability and Females, you will be given training by experienced BCOMS journalists and offered media access to London Youth Games events during the 2019 season.

To submit an application for this programme send in around 200 words explaining ‘Why you would like to be on the programme.’ Alongside this please send an example(s) of some of your work and your CV to: ashanti@leonmann.co.uk 

The deadline for this application is Friday 3 November.

If your application is successful you must commit to attending all 10 sessions that will be hosted. These sessions will all be based on practical sports journalism skills, such as writing, commentary, photography, match reports, interviewing, etc.

Please note these sessions will be in the evening during the week.

Additionally, you must also commit to volunteering at the London Sport Youth Games in Summer 2019.

 

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