What is it?
The Black Collective of Media in Sport (BCOMS) believe there should be a better
representation of our diverse society in the media and are offering places on a series of development sessions for young people aiming to start a career in the sports media. While the participants of elite-level sports are largely diverse – there is an under-representation of people from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, LGBTQ+ and other under-represented communities in the sports media.
We are looking to engage with a second cohort of individuals who are based in the North and Midland regions of England for a series of masterclasses and training delivered by industry experts. The programme is run in partnership with BBC Sport, and its intention is to give successful applicants an insight into the profession, and hopefully create opportunities for employment within the sector.
Who can apply?
BCOMS are recruiting people aged 18-25 who are based in the North and Midland regions of England, to specifically address the underrepresentation of people from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, LGBTQ+ and other under-represented communities in the sports media.
What will the Masterclasses cover?
There will be a minimum of eight Masterclasses, running from October 2022 through to May 2023. The sessions will be organised and run by Freelance Broadcast Journalist, Tom Gayle, on behalf of BCOMS, with the help of various departments across BBC Sport. All participants will be able to take advantage of informal mentoring by Tom and his colleagues at both BCOMS and BBC Sport.
The sessions will have a strong practical emphasis and look to cover the range of skills required for a career in sports media across TV, radio and digital platforms.
What skills/experience do I need to apply?
BCOMS selection criteria for this programme will include:
Please note the Masterclasses will require participants to travel. Most sessions will take place at BBC Sport Head Quarters in Salford, Manchester, but other venues will be used.
How do I apply?
Please complete the application form here
The closing date is Friday 2nd September 23.59