Like for the Winter edition of the FISU World University Games held earlier this year in Lake Placid (USA), there will be FISU-AIPS Young Reporters at the Summer edition of the FISU Games in Chengdu (China, 28 July-8 August 2023).
For this event, seven international candidates (aged 20 to 25) will be selected by FISU and the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) and added to the existing pool of Young Reporters (YRs).
On its side, the Organising Committee of the Chengdu 2021 FISU Games will select 12 national Young Reporters.
Upon arrival, a few days before the Opening Ceremony, national and international Young Reporters will participate together in various cultural events, in line with the Young Reporter Programme’s goal to encourage the mixity of, and interactions between, national and international YRs.
Selected international candidates will benefit from the training of two high level mentors who will assign them with tasks based on a daily programme. During the first week of the games, they will also attend lectures delivered by experienced professionals in the morning.
Their reporting work will include a large range of media and communications aspects to ensure they receive broad experience. FISU.tv, fisu.net and FISU’s social media platforms will be used to publish most of their work at the Games.
In line with FISU’s new communications strategy, increasingly focussing on digital media, applicants studying digital media are strongly encouraged to apply. Skills we are ultimately looking for include: Content creation for Entertainment Social Media (FB, Instagram and TikTok mainly), basic video editing skills (social media oriented video editing, reels, dynamic cuts, captions and subtitles, etc.), interview skills (including on TV), journalistic and story telling skills, ability to research and/or find good stories. Photography skills would be a plus.
The Young Reporter Programme follows a policy of gender equality, by selecting the same number of women and men for this edition.
Application and selection process
30 April 2023 is the deadline for applications to the 2023 FISU-AIPS Young Reporters Programme for Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games. Submissions must be emailed to Media@fisu.net and firstname.lastname@example.org. All listed documents must be included to be considered a complete application, and submissions should be sent as a single PDF. Packages missing any information, or applications that are submitted past the submission deadline will not be considered. Candidates must be available between 23 July and 9 August 2023.
Applicants must provide the following documents in English (or translated to English if original documents are not in English):
- CV listing applicant’s previous experience and education
- Motivation letter (one page)
- Links to previous published work (for non-native English speakers, previous work in English is a plus), experience, and portfolio.
- Two reference letters with contact details (professional references only)
- All candidates must provide a copy of their passport with a validity of at least six (6) months after the Games end (i.e., valid until at least February 2024)
- Official documentation confirming the level of English knowledge (for those from non-English speaking countries—TOEFL, IELTS or other equivalent certification)
More information on the programme can be found here. We are looking forward to receiving your submissions.