Kick It Out and BBC Sport team up for Media #RYG17
Kick It Out’s Media Raise Your Game (#RYG17), supported by the Premier League, takes place at BBC New Broadcasting House at Portland Place in London on Wednesday 19 July 2017.
Media #RYG17 is for those who wish to work in the media and communications industry within football, covering areas of interest such as writing, journalism, social media and broadcasting, or for people who are already employed but would like further advice and guidance.
An opening panel comprising of Natalie Pirks (BBC News Sports Correspondent), Victoria Cotton (Assistant Editor Live Event Platform, Red Button and Olympic Sports) and former Raise Your Game mentee, Daryl Hammond, now a freelance sports journalist who has worked for the BBC, will speak about their experiences in the media industry.
A CV workshop with Glen Bertram, Staffing and Business Manager at the BBC, will assist mentees with building their profile, while there will be plenty of time for networking.
A later workshop will also focus on the BBC’s output towards younger audiences and looking at social media, with Rhia Chohan, Amy Miveld and Shajan Miah, before BBC Sports Editor Dan Roan takes part in a Q&A to round-off the afternoon. The event will finish at 4:30pm.
Kick It Out’s #RYG17 series aims to provide pathways and opportunities to the next generation of industry employees. The organisation is continuing its efforts to diversify football’s workforce and ensure the game is reflective of society in 2017.
Shelley Alexander, Chair of Kick It Out’s Mentoring Delivery Group and Editorial Lead for Women’s Sport at the BBC, spoke of her delight at assembling such a varied group of guests.
She said: “I love bringing together the best reporters and editors from BBC Sport to meet and inspire the brightest and best of the next generation of sports media talent. Kick It Out’s Media Raise Your Game is always an exciting event.”
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