The Main Organising Committee (MOC) of the 2018 ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup is offering media training/ internships for interested young individuals (male and female) in Africa to undergo training at the three-day tournament to be held in Nairobi, Kenya from March 1-3, 2018
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring young media professionals to be trained and gained experience at one of Africa’s biggest events.
Each candidate will undergo one-day media training handled by ITTF media practitioners and each candidate will have full access to all players, and assist the media team in providing service during the championships and this will provide an exceptionally rewarding experience for the selected candidates.

Candidates
The MOC is looking for five candidates from the five regions (Western, Eastern, Central, Southern and Northern) of Africa in the fields of media, journalism, broadcast, film or sports management (or equivalent), who have an interest in sports, table tennis and large sporting events within age bracket (25-30 years-old).
Candidates must have a good level of English proficiency (spoken & written). Additional languages are a plus. The selected candidates must be ready to offset their airfare from their various countries while boarding and transportation within Kenya will be provided by the MOC.

Candidates must feel comfortable completing the following tasks:
• Interviewing players and taking flash quotes;
• Writing feature articles;
• Creation of daily summaries to be sent to fans and media;
• Organise creative video filming with the players;
• Assisting with the writing of press releases;
• Assisting with the running of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram);
• Assisting with the creation of media documents in the lead up to the event;
• Assisting with the management of the media areas such as the mixed zone and press tribune;
• Monitoring global media activity and providing daily reports.

The 2018 ITTF Africa Top 16 Cup will see the 32 best players (men and women) battling for the 2018 ITTF World Cup slots and with the aim to be crowned African Champions. The local and international media interest is going to be immense, which will be a great experience for the selected interns.

Working Conditions
The MOC offers boarding and internal transportation throughout the tournament.

Application Process
To apply, please send a one-page article about yourself as well as stating why you are interested in the training/internship which must be signed and stamped by your country’s national table tennis association. Attach also your CV with a passport photograph and send to mediaattf@gmail.com.

Deadline
Applications should be sent before or on January 31, 2018.