Kick It Out are teaming up with media giants Eurosport to offer four annual work experience placements to people aspiring to break into sports journalism.

The week-long placements will provide invaluable experience in one of the most competitive industries.

The initiative has been established through Kick It Out's innovative Raise Your Game series, in partnership with the Premier League, which provides career mentoring and opportunities for those aspiring to work in the game.

Successful applicants will work alongside the Eurosport Digital team, based in Eurosport's Chiswick Office, and receive hands-on training, shadowing and networking opportunities. A full breakdown of the placement can be seen below.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Anyone with a broad interest in sport with a desire to develop their understanding of the industry, expand their portfolio and gain experience. 

HOW TO APPLY

Send a CV and covering letter to [email protected] 

BREAKDOWN OF PLACEMENT

  • Day One – News: Shadowing the news editor. The day will entail editing stories that are published by our content partners and getting an understanding of our content management system, writing up stories from scratch and sourcing news from outside sources.
  • Day Two – Feature writing: Developing a written portfolio with opinion pieces and analytical features, under the care of the senior editor of the day.
  • Day Three – Social Media: Shadowing the social editor, to gain an understanding of the various platforms and what content works on them; producing social media-targeted content.
  • Day Four – Video/Live: Spend time with our digital video producers to understand what’s involved in terms of video producing/editing – the programmes used, and skills required. There is also the option for some live minute-by-minute reporting.
  • Day Five - On location: Attend a match in the press box and write live features, film social-based videos.

ABOUT EUROSPORT

For 30 years, Eurosport has established itself as a household name for live sports, and has 236 million cumulative subscribers across 94 countries. Live, exclusive and premium sport is at the core of what Eurosport do. From tennis to cycling, football to athletics and snooker to the best winter sports action, every angle is covered.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The placements start in August 2019.

The application deadline is 1 July. We cannot accept applications after this date.

If your application is successful after initial screening, the first stage of the process will require you to send us video clips of yourself answering a few questions that we will provide for you. More information will be sent to those who are invited to this stage.

Following this, those who are selected to move to the final stage of the hiring process will be contacted within two weeks of submitting video applications to take part in a final interview, held either in our London offices, or via Zoom or Skype.

Expenses of up to £250 are included as part of the placement.