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Member Associations - 7 Feb 2018

ITTF is offering media internship for young media professionals

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The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is offering media internship for young media professionals to work as part of the ITTF media team at the upcoming Liebherr 2018 World Team Table Tennis Championships to be held in Halmstad, Sweden from 29 April to 5 May 2018.


This will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for aspiring young media professionals to gain valuable experience at one of the world's biggest events, working for an International Federation.


The candidate will have full access to all media facilities and players, and be part a full member of the ITTF media team, which will provide an exceptional rewarding experience for the selected candidate.



The ITTF is looking for recent university undergraduates or graduates 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.


The candidate must have a good level of English proficiency (spoken & written). Additional languages are a plus.


The candidate must feel comfortable completing the following tasks:


    Interviewing players and taking flash quotes;

    Writing feature articles on;

    Creation of daily summaries to be sent to fans and media;

    Organize creative video filming with the players;

    Assisting with the writing of press releases;

    Assisting with the running of ITTF's 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, media centre and press tribune;

    Monitoring global media activity and providing daily reports.



The Liebherr 2018 World Team Table Tennis Championships will see the world's best table tennis players battle for the honor to be crowned World Team Champions. The local and international media interest is going to be immense, which will be a great experience for the selected intern.


To understand the scope of the last event, here are some statistics from Liebherr 2017 World Championships in Dusseldorf, Germany, which was followed by more than 355.6 million people:


    TV & OTT Broadcast : 122 Countries

    TV Viewership in China : 320.43 million

    Worldwide TV Viewership : 355.6 million Unique Visitors : 640,000

    itTV Viewership : 810,000

    Total Facebook Reach : 10.3 million

    Facebook Impressions : 34.7 million

    Facebook Engagement : 4.9 million

    Facebook Video Views : 4.3 million views, 2.7 million minutes viewed

    Twitter Impressions : 3.3 million

    Instagram Impressions : 7.5 million

    Youtube Video Views : 2.4 million views, 4.4 million minutes viewed

    Weibo Impressions : 240 million

    Media Articles : 12,400



Working Conditions and Accommodation

The ITTF offers hospitality and accommodation on site in an official hotel of the Liebherr 2018 World Team Table Tennis Championships, as well as full airfare contribution.


Application Process

To apply for the ITTF media internship position, please fill out this form:



Applications should be sent to the ITTF before 15 March 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact ITTF's Promotions Manager Caifeng Yang at

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