Position Description

The Special Olympics Wisconsin Athlete Correspondent position will help the marketing and communications team cover major events like state-level sports tournaments or major fundraisers like the Polar Plunge.

While exact duties will vary from event to event, the correspondent will typically be responsible for several Facebook Live segments where they interview athletes, coaches, fans or other people at the event. There may be other social media expectations as well. Depending on the event, the segments may all be on the same day or over the course of a few days.

Prior to the event, the correspondent will work with the marketing and communications team to put together questions and identify candidates for the interviews.

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Position Requirements

To be considered for the Special Olympics Wisconsin Athlete Correspondent position, candidates must:

  • Be comfortable with speaking on camera and reading interview questions.
  • Have their own transportation to the event(s).
  • Have their own housing arranged if the assignment is during a multiple-day event like Summer Games or the Indoor Sports Tournament.
  • Be available for all segments planned during an event.
  • Successfully complete the Athlete Correspondent application for a given event by the deadline.
  • If requested, submit a video showing the candidate interviewing a friend/family member.

For questions regarding the Athlete Correspondent position, or if you have technical difficulties with the application, please contact Tommy Jaime at tjaime@specialolympicswisconsin.org or (608) 442-5675.

Athlete Correspondent Application Form

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