Alright gang, this is a sponsored post announcing a contest run by XFINITY and circulating on several of the hockey blogs on SB Nation. Details follow below. We'll issue a reminder during the contest, as well as run their announcement of the winners when it's all over.
Good luck, future social media star(s):
Have you ever wanted a shot at winning your dream job in sports social media? Here’s your chance – XFINITY is launching a nationwide contest to find the next sports social media star to serve as the voice of XFINITY behind-the-scenes at the biggest sporting events nationwide in 2012.
The contest is called "Xfinity Presents: The Ultimate Sports Social Media Job" and runs from Jan. 13 through March 25. The winner will receive a one-year salary, all the electronics for the ultimate sports pad, and will have the opportunity to share thoughts, insights, and content with fans nationwide via the @XFINITYSports Twitter handle on a daily basis. This is truly a dream job opportunity for anyone looking to make a name for themselves in the world of sports and social media.
Here’s how it works:
From Jan. 13 – Feb. 6, you can log on to Facebook.com/XFINITY and submit a :30-2:00 video on the Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest tab that shows why your sports knowledge, social media expertise, personality, and passion for Comcast products and services makes you the perfect candidate for the job.
The top video submissions will be featured on the Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest tab located on Facebook.com/XFINITY for fans to vote on from Feb. 9-19. The five entrants who tally the most votes will advance to the final round of the contest where they will cover one of five premier sports events the weekend of March 8-11. Following that weekend, a panel of judges will evaluate each performance and announce the winner of the contest by March 25!
Head today to Facebook.com/XFINITY and click on the Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest tab for all the details, as well as contest rules. Enter soon, as Feb. 6 is the deadline for video submissions! Thanks to Lighthouse Hockey partner XFINITY for bringing this opportunity to readers.
There you have it. Apologies if this doesn't interest you, but I get the sense some of you could use a career change. Remember, even if you don't enter the contest, you'll be able to vote on the contestants.
And of course if you win, I trust you'll spend your year chatting up @LHHockey and chirping the various @MMoulson and @BookerT2116's of the world, though I'd recommend steering clear of Matt Martin (@MattyMarts17), who responded to a quip from Newsday's Arthur Staple with this: