ESPN Deportes announced the return of Dream Job: El Reportero, the nationwide search to find the final member joining the network’s team of soccer experts in Brazil to report from the world’s biggest soccer stage, World Cup 2014. The contest kicked off with a live casting event in Los Angeles on November 3. Beginning November 4, contestants from across the nation can participate by uploading their video submissions by December 16 at www.espndeportes.com/dreamjob
Back for its third installment, ESPN Deportes gives aspiring sports journalists across the nation the chance to compete for the opportunity to serve as a social media reporter for ESPN Deportes in Brazil. Different from the previous casting tours, this year’s search will be driven by social media participation and supplemented by TV studio programs, the network’s top soccer talent, ESPNDeportes.com and ESPN Deportes Radio.
There will be six weekly challenges issued and eight finalists selected by December 20. Contestants will be judged by ESPN’s top sports commentators and production group on four main criteria: soccer knowledge, on-camera presence, reporting style and social media grasp. New challenges and finalists will be announced on the following dates:
– November 4 – Challenge 1
– November 11 – Challenge 2
– November 18 – Challenge 3
– November 25 – Challenge 4
– December 2 – Challenge 5
– December 9 – Challenge 6
– November 22 – Finalist 1
– November 29 – Finalist 2
– December 6 – Finalist 3
– December 13 – Finalist 4
– December 20 – Finalists 5, 6, 7 and 8
From January through March, the eight finalists will compete in various challenges and weekly online assignments; there will be four rounds of eliminations. During this time, #Redes, ESPN Deportes’ social media-driven show, will host segments in which finalists will participate in a lightning round of soccer trivia via video conference.
Following two rounds of elimination, the four remaining finalists will move on to the Mentoring Week, in which they will each be matched with a popular ESPN Deportes show, receiving real-world experience and professional training from talent and producers.
The winner will be announced on April 15, 2014.
Participants must speak Spanish, be at least 21 years of age and be a legal resident of the United States with the ability to travel in and outside of the country in order to participate. No previous professional on-air experience in television or radio is required. Further show details, rules and eligibility requirements will be available on http://espndeportes.com/dreamjob on November 4, 2013.