Media roles at 2014 Asian Games in Korea

2 December 2013

Written by: Erdem Koc

Around 7000 athletes will compete in over 40 sports in Incheon, and will be watched by over 5000 media on-site. Infostrada is providing a range of media services to the event, including historical results, records and detailed biographies on athletes, officials, coaches and teams.

The role

Infostrada is looking for 5 aspiring journalists to join our on-site biography teams in Incheon throughout the Asian Games. Their role is to interview athletes in competition venues and the Athlete Village, in order to compile detailed biographies for the Games-time information network. These biographies are destined for the thousands of journalists, broadcasters, analysts, commentators, and announcers who cover the event.

You will be working for Infostrada’s Biography Research Project (BRP), with positions split between a Bio Village Team, responsible for collecting bio information throughout the Games, and a Bio Office Team. Office Team members will be responsible for processing bio forms and media guides, analysing news published online and by the Games News Service, as well as supporting the Bio Village Team.

The roles are volunteer positions, with flights and accommodation provided, as well as a per diem rate to cover meals.

Qualifications

  • The BRP has already begun the mammoth task of researching 7000 biographies for the 2014 Asian Games, with the help of our network of volunteer researchers. In order to be eligible for a role in Incheon, you must be an active participant in the BRP between now and final on-site team selection in June 2014.  Visit our BRP blog for more details on how to join: http://infostradabioproject.wordpress.com
  • Excellent English communication and research skills, ability to work autonomously or in a team, and a passion for sports are essential.  You must also be available to travel to Incheon, Korea, for the period 01 September – 05 October, 2014.
  • Post or undergrad journalism/communications degrees are preferred, as are multi-lingual skills, but not essential. We are looking for speakers of all languages in the Asia region, especially Arabic, Bahasa (Indonesian), Bengali, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Thai, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Final on-site team selection for Incheon will be made in June 2014 at the latest, subject to visa and accreditation deadlines by the organising committee.

Contact Andrew.Hendry@infostradasports.com to apply.