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The Ultimate Sports Social Media Job Contest

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Social Media is really becoming pretty much already is the new wave in Sports Journalism. News gets out quicker, opinions are shared faster, and long winded offseason articles are now irrelevant, because the italicized "Notes" section at the end that has all of the hot stove information just get their own tweets now.

It's a great way to interact with fans in general. Andrew Fisher does a lot of the tweeting for Purple Row (which you can follow @PurpleRow), and has about 7 zillion followers now, and that got us in touch with Craig Baker.

XFINITY is running a Social Media contest, where you can realize your dream of being the big cheese in social media:

Have you ever wanted a shot at winning your dream job in sports social media? Here’s your chance – XFINITY is launching a nationwide contest to find the next sports social media star to serve as the voice of XFINITY behind-the-scenes at the biggest sporting events nationwide in 2012.

The contest is called "Xfinity Presents: The Ultimate Sports Social Media Job" and runs from January 13th through March 25th. The winner will receive a one-year salary, all the electronics for the ultimate sports pad, and will have the opportunity to share thoughts, insights, and content with fans nationwide via the @XFINITYSports Twitter handle on a daily basis. This is truly a dream job opportunity for anyone looking to make a name for themselves in the world of sports and social media.

Here’s how it works:

From January 13 – February 6, you can log on to and submit a :30-2:00 video on the Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest tab that shows why your sports knowledge, social media expertise, personality, and passion for Comcast products and services makes you the perfect candidate for the job.

The top video submissions will be featured on the Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest tab located on for fans to vote on from February 9-19. The five entrants who tally the most votes will advance to the final round of the contest where they will cover one of five premier sports events the weekend of March 8-11. Following that weekend, a panel of judges will evaluate each performance and announce the winner of the contest by March 25th!

Head today to and click on the Ultimate Sports Social Media Job contest tab for all the details, as well as contest rules. Enter soon, as February 6th is the deadline for video submissions! Thanks to Purple Row partner XFINITY for bringing this opportunity to our readers.