Chevrolet Play Ball Reporter

UpdatedMonday March 15, 2021 byKYBSA Registrar.

Calling all contenders! MLB® and Chevrolet are scouting to find this year’s Chevrolet Play Ball Reporter.

Submisstion deadline March 15, 2021 at 5:00pm ET.

Over the years, the Chevy Play Ball Reporter has voiced-over game highlights on the MLB Network, reported live from the field, and even traveled to big league events. Watch this video to check out all the fun the 2019 Chevrolet Play Ball Reporter – Ethan Morgan – had previously.

If selected, you too will interview some of the best in the game of Baseball, including players, coaches, announcers, and mascots, either in person at various ballparks, or virtually from your own home. Additionally, you may attend the 2021 MLB® All-Star Game® and 2021 World Series® for onsite reporting.

To help with the search (and keep an even playing field), show us what you can do on camera ...

YOUR ASSIGNMENT: Perform a mock one-on-one interview, no longer than 2 minutes in length, with your favorite current MLB player on camera. You must ask the person you’re interviewing at least three questions (but no more than five), which he or she can respond to. We discourage the use of cue cards or notes that make it appear you are reading from a script.

You will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Poise and presentation
  • Enthusiasm
  • Knowledge of the game of baseball
  • Creativity
  • Overall delivery (enunciation, presence on camera, etc.)

Since the actual MLB player will not be part of the interview, feel free to improvise answers as you see fit, or have a friend or family member pretend they are the player you are interviewing. Remember that Chevrolet is looking for creativity and for your passion for baseball to shine through.

Please limit all video submissions to a maximum of 2 minutes and submit videos at our upload site by clicking here. Preferred file types for submissions include: .MOV, .MP4 and QuickTime. Please see page 2 for candidate criteria and tips when submitting your video.

All videos must be submitted by March 15, 2021 at 5:00pm ET.

For any questions or comments, please reach out to Josh Renel, josh_renel@jackmorton.com. Best of luck, Play Ball Reporter contenders. We can’t wait to see your submissions!

CHEVROLET PLAY BALL REPORTER
Video Considerations

CANDIDATE CRITERIA:

  • Candidate will be required to have access to a reliable Wi-Fi connection for virtual interviews
  • Accessibility during the season (April – October)\
  • While not mandatory, Chevrolet would be interested to learn if you speak both English & Spanish - Potential to travel with a parent or guardian if opportunities arise
  • Ideally, but not required, someone between 8 and 12 years of age

IMPORTANT TIPS FOR CREATING AN AWESOME VIDEO:

  1. Provide your first name, age, city and state
  2. Make sure to clearly show your face during the interview
  3. If recording outside, avoid shooting into the sun and do not record on a windy day as we want to be able to hear you
  4. If recording inside, make sure all blinds or drapes are shut (avoid shooting towards an open window to reduce the light over-exposing your mock interview)
  5. Click this link to upload your video.

THE FINE PRINT

  • No alcohol of any kind is to be shown, including empty alcohol glasses, other people consuming or holding alcohol
  • Videos and photos should NEVER to be taken or recorded while you are in the car driving
  • The use of profanity or derogatory language may not be used
  • Unlicensed music and imagery (including artwork and murals) may not be used
  • Refrain from wearing large corporate logos or promoting other brands as this may prevent Chevrolet and MLB from using your video
  • For any onsite appearances, all local, state and CDC guidelines be will followed to ensure health and safety of all participants

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