ESPN Deportes Dream Job: El Reportero Application Tips and Info! #DreamJob

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Hey All!

Have you heard? 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. Returning for its third installment, ESPN Deportes will give 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.

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Different from the previous casting tours, this year’s search will be driven by social media participation. All contestants from across the nation can participate by uploading their video submissions by December 16 at It began on November 4 and there will be six weekly challenges issued and eight finalists selected by December 20. Auditions here in Los Angeles already took place, but you can still apply!


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. The eight finalists will compete in various challenges and weekly online assignments; there will be several rounds of eliminations. ESPN is issuing a special “challenge” for applicants. They are invited to submit a video to: Identify an important happening in the soccer world between _____ and _____.  Report on the event and why it matters. Time limit is 1:00. The winner will be announced on April 15, 2014. More details on the contest and key dates can be found on the ESPN Deportes site.

For those applying here is a short video of me sharing tips on how someone should get ready to apply for a social media sports reporter ‘dream’ job like this one. Check it out below.

I think if you’re going to apply for a job like this you should know the sport you want to cover in and out and you should know social media if you’re going to be a social media sports reporter. You need to know what you’re talking about and you have to be able to engage and think on your feet. It sound like an amazing job and opportunity. I encourage all my sports-reporting or soccer enthusiast friends and followers to apply, Especially my Latino Followers who love Soccer! Esta es tu oportunidad para que su trabajo ideal!  En esta tercera entrega, ESPN Deportes ofrecerá a los aspirantes periodistas deportivos de todo el país la posibilidad de competir por la oportunidad de desempeñarse como reportero de medios sociales para ESPN Deportes en Brasil.

A diferencia de los castings anteriores, la búsqueda de este año será impulsada por la participación de las redes sociales. los participantes de todo el país podrán participar subiendo sus videos enviados hasta el 16 de diciembre . A partir del 4 de noviembre, se darán a conocer seis desafíos semanales y se elegirán ocho finalistas.


Be sure to check out the ESPN Deportes site for more info and to apply and check out the “Dream Job” Campaign on Facebook.

What would be your dream job?