Thursday, February 18, 2010

Singapore Youth Olympics Opportunity

this is what i'm talking about, these are the type of events that i feel strongly and passionate about and would love to do it in a heartbeat. but qualification does not meet means no chance at all... =( if you are interested and qualified, please contact them personally.

Dear All,
Infostrada Sports has recently been awarded the contract to provide the Event News Service -- to be known as the Youth Olympic News Service -- for the first Youth Olympic Games in Singapore this coming August.
We will be contracting a number of positions within the service, for a period of 21 days, from 7-27 August, covering a period of orientation and training before the event, and then the competition period itself from 14-26 of August.
Return airline flights and accommodation will be provided, as well as a contract fee, based on position and experience.
All meals will be provided while on duty.
It should be noted up front that the Singapore Organising Committee, in conjunction with the IOC, is conscious of the size of the Youth Olympic Games and any services within it, and the size of the YONS will not be the same as an ONS.
For those who have worked with us before, this operation will be a different type of Event News Service.
Our deliverables will be significantly different, in the form of complete news items, reviews and colour pieces, rather than the "ingredient" approach of the Olympic News Service, with its Flash Quotes and stories as separate items.
There will be no Supervisors or Sports Information Specialists, just YONS reporters in each venue.
As well as the sports events, the YONS will be responsible for coverage of the Culture and Education Programme (
A sub-editing operation will be in place in the Main Media Centre.
All reporting positions in the venues will be responsible for generating and sourcing stories, writing them at the venue and submitting to the Central Editorial Team, who will publish for the media and the Games website.
There may be only minimal support from volunteers in the venues.
We include here brief job descriptions:
> Must possess excellent interviewing and writing skills, especially with youth athletes.
> Journalism background/experience essential
> Must be able to produce quality and quantity each day.
> Must be flexible and have the ability to perform multiple tasks and to work well in high-pressure situations
> Previous Event News Service experience a plus but not essential
> Must be fluent in written English
> Fluency in a language other than English a plus
> Must be able to work as part of a small team, often making decisions on the fly, but also able to follow instructions from above when necessary
> Enthusiastic about guiding a small team of volunteer reporters
> Shorthand a huge plus
> Must have worked or are working as a subeditor. Agency experience is preferred.
> Must be flexible and be capable of dealing with copy from a range of skill levels
> Ability to work in a reporting role is a plus
> Must be fluent in written English
If you are interested in either position, please respond with an email noting either REPORTER or SUBEDITOR in the subject line. (If you want to apply for both, please put REPORTER/SUBEDITOR)
If you have worked with Infostrada Sports before, we will have a copy of your CV on file. If you have previously sent a copy of your CV do not send it again. When we need more information, we will be in touch.
Please feel free to forward this email to colleagues who may be interested in this opportunity.
Responses are requested by close of business on February 28, 2010.
It should be noted that the planning team for the event has already been selected.
Steve Dettre

Event Services Director
Infostrada Sports

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