Join Guardian journalist Emma John and other industry experts for a stimulating Masterclass to help you turn your passion for sport into a fulfilling and rewarding career
Do you love sport? Do you dream of turning your passion into a career? Join Guardian sports journalist and author Emma John for a practical Masterclass to find out how to combine your knowledge and skills, and potentially find a job within this massive global industry.
Throughout the day you’ll hear from a range of inspirational speakers, including Radio 2 sports presenter Matt Williams and cricket writer Jarrod Kimber who will each give an hour presentation offering tips and advice. There’ll be opportunities to talk one-to-one to the speakers and to ask questions. They’ll offer advice on identifying the skills you need to work in different parts of the industry, how to build up your sporting CV and how to pitch yourself to potential employers.
Some of the subjects covered…
The art of broadcasting: is TV or radio right for you?
PR and sponsorship: a smart way to work with the stars
Social media: how to make blogging, vlogging and podcasting pay
Publishing: tips for budding sportswriters and why you don’t have to be a wordsmith to make it in newspapers, magazines and books
Administration: why sport needs more, and better, governance and how you can get involved
Your chance to ask questions
More about your teachers…
Emma John is a sportswriter and author of Following On: A Memoir of Teenage Obsession and Terrible Cricket (Bloomsbury). She is deputy editor of the Observer magazine and former deputy editor of Observer Sport Monthly and The Wisden Cricketer. She tweets @em_john.
Matt Williams provides the sports news on Radio 2. Matt Williams started at BBC Radio Cumbria working as a reporter and in 1991 joined BBC Radio 1 on the Newsbeat programme. In 2001 he joined 5 Live sport and went to work on the 5 Live Breakfast programme from 2003 to 2008, before moving to 5 Live's Drive programme. He tweets @MattWilliamsR2.
Jarrod Kimber is a cricket writer who came to prominence as the founder of the cricketwithballs blog. He has written a number of books on cricket and its stars and was nominated for Best New Writer in the British Sports Book Awards 2010. His latest book, Test Cricket: The unauthorised biography (Hardie Grant Books) was published earlier this year. He tweets @ajarrodkimber.
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