Applications open for Sports Media Trainee Programme

Trainees Emil Cooper and Olivia Crook-Simiana at the World Junior Curling Championships 2020 © WCF / Richard Gray

For aspiring journalists and photographers from across the world!

The World Curling Federation is pleased to open applications for our Sports Media Trainee Programme 2023, which has been paused for two seasons due to COVID-19.

The programme is designed to give young journalists and photographers the opportunity to gain invaluable, hands-on media experience at an international curling event.

Trainee journalists interview athletes, write features, create content for social media and report on the competition. Photographers will capture, edit and distribute images of the competition.

The work of the trainee journalists and photographers is published on the World Curling Federation website and social media channels. Content will also be used by mainstream news outlets and the Federation’s Member Associations.

Entries will be accepted from those who are between 18-35 years old (by the application deadline), have a passion for sport and a keen interest in writing or photography. Applicants do not need to be enrolled in formal education in order to be eligible for the programme.

The successful candidates will be invited to one of the following World Curling Federation events:

a) World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2023 / World Senior Curling Championships 2023 (Gangneung, Korea) 22-29 April 2023

b) Pan Continental Curling Championships 2023 TBD November

c) Le Gruyère AOP European Curling Championships 2023 TBD November

The World Curling Federation cover all travel, accommodation and incidental costs for trainees.

How to apply?

Along with their application, photographers must submit a portfolio of ten sports images.

Writers must submit a 500-word essay about the following topic:

  • Their favourite athlete or moment in sport and how it has influenced their life.

Submit your application by filling in this form by Sunday 19 February 2023 at 5pm (GMT).

Read about the experiences of past trainees in their blogs. Watch this video to get to know more about the programme.

Learn more about the Sports Media Trainee Programme here.

Trainee Jason Bennet at the World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship 2019 © WCF / Tom Rowland

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Perth, Scotland

30 January 2023
Sports Media Trainee Programme