World Archery launches open call for live broadcast analysts

Vanessa Lee in the commentary booth at the Hyundai World Archery Championships in 2019.

World Archery is launching an open recruitment call for individuals interested in acting as live event analysts for the English-language broadcast of international archery competitions. Applicants should have knowledge of the sport – having ideally retired as national team athlete or coach – be fluent in English and have the ability to speak confidently in public. 

(Preferred bowstyle or discipline of focus is not relevant.)

To register interest in becoming an analyst, record an example commentary track to the recurve men’s gold medal match at the 2019 Hyundai World Archery Championships and submit it (in .mp3 format) to before midnight CET on Friday 12 February 2021.

Anybody who is selected will receive training and participate in rehearsals before working on any live production.

World Archery constantly evolves its approach to broadcast.

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven innovation in covering sports remotely and World Archery is embracing the opportunity to streamline, improve and diversify coverage of its events. A resulting reduction in the number of travelling staff also contributes towards the federation’s sustainability goal to reduce emissions by 10% each year.

Commentary will now largely be added from a remote location rather than a booth on site, either from a control room in Great Britain or anywhere in the world. This provides an opportunity to deploy consistent commentary teams across a wider range of events, including at world ranking level, but requires more experts to join the analyst talent pool.

This open call casts the net wide in searching for that talent.

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