@XFINITYSports: You can still win the ultimate sports social media job

Want to win the ultimate sports social media job? Here is your chance to attend the biggest sporting events over the next year and share your amazing behind-the-scenes stories and news with more than 15,000 followers.

Alright, Maniacs, you've now only got THREE DAYS to go from the basement to the big time in less than 60 days.

Remember when we told you that XFINITY Sports -- a major site supporter -- is holding an open audition (scary, I know) to find its next social voice (read all about it here)? Well, that contest, which is hosted on the XFINITY Facebook page (view it here), is about to expire (Feb. 18, 2013).


The contest winner gets an all-access pass (even scarier, I know) to share behind-the-scenes stories and news with more than 15,000 followers from the biggest sporting events in 2013. Applicants (that's you) must create a short video and statement detailing why you should be the next person to take over the @XFINITYSports Twitter handle (can you imagine if it's a Maniac?).

Then what?

Ten semifinalists, which includes two "wild card" spots that will be determined by fan votes (we can do this!), will then be put to the test in a full scale social media evaluation at XFINITY Live! in Philadelphia. The top scoring five contestants will then receive the opportunity to visit an XFINITY partner team to act as a reporter and share their experience with their fans.

Ultimately from the five finalists, the new voice of XFINTIY Sports will be selected.

Sounds like fun. And it wouldn't be outside the realm of possibility to push a Maniac "wild card" through based on the sheer size and power of our community.

But, we've got to have Maniacs IN IT to WIN IT. YOU HAVE ALL WEEKEND TO GET THIS DONE!!! We're counting on you.

So .... head over to Facebook.com/xfinity right now and check out rules and regulations, as well as download the application and see if you -- or a Maniac you barely know -- fits the bill. In addition to becoming an instant social media superstar, criss-crossing the nation to watch the biggest sporting events of 2013, did I mention you also will get paid an annual salary?

That's not all.

Full prizing details include:

  • Unparalleled access to the country's premier sporting events
  • Annual salary
  • XSG Home Studio in Philadelphia apartment
  • 12 months of free Comcast/XFINITY service (TV with all sports packages, internet and phone)

Be sure to check out the video below, too, which offers a little more insight into the XFINITY's ultimate sports social media job:

Good luck Maniacs!

NO PURCH.NEC. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. THIS IS NOT A GAME OF CHANCE. Open only to legal U.S. residents (incl.DC) who are legal adults 18+. For application details and official rules, click here. Enter 12:01a.m. ET on 1/28/13 to 11:59 p.m. ET on 2/18/13.

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to Comcast® and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for purposes of administering this Contest.

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