John Motson. Jesse May (pictured above). Barry Davies. That loud bloke off of Robot Wars. All of them legends of commentary in their respective fields. And we’ve got some exciting news. You could be next! That’s because partypoker LIVE are holding auditions to become their next poker commentary superstar. The job will involve travelling the world and providing entertaining, expert commentary and punditry on some of the biggest and best poker tournaments in the world. Sounds good, right?
The first step on your road to poker punditry greatness is by downloading and saving our partypoker ‘Greatest Moments’ clip right here. It’s got some absolute crackers in there. Just try not to talk over any of the Luke Schwartz rants!
Next, you get to show what you can do behind the mic. Your task is to provide your own unique take on the dramatic hands as they unfold. You can do this by adding 15 minutes of your own commentary to the footage. Entertaining, funny, informative- how you choose to go about it is up to you, but make sure that you’re memorable and make an impression. You don’t get the job of your dreams by being cautious!
When you’re done creating your commentary masterpiece you will need to upload it on to your own personal Facebook or Twitter page using the hashtag #partypokerLIVEPundit. To make sure that we see it, include the hashtag. If you don’t, we won’t. Even if this is your first time commentating on anything, now is not the time to be shy or embarrassed. After all, if you do get the job, you’ll have thousands of avid poker fans hanging on your every word at some of the biggest poker tournaments all over the world. So be bold, go forth and get uploading! Entries are already starting to come in, so there’s no time to waste.
After you’ve wowed your friends, followers and the #partypokerLIVEPundit judges with your audition, all you can do is cross your fingers. That’s because we’ll be busy whittling down all the entrants into a shortlist of everyone we think has the potential to be the next poker commentary superstar. If you make the shortlist, you could get the opportunity to commentate at a partypoker LIVE event. If that goes well then your dream job as a poker commentator might just become a reality.
Now, it wouldn’t be a proper competition without some fun terms and conditions. The main ones to remember are that “Social media hits do not guarantee you a place on the shortlist. However, it will definitely help you get noticed.” In other words, after you’ve uploaded your audition, it’s time to go on a self-promotion drive. This is no time to be humble. After all, everyone loves it when Facebook friends ask them for votes in competitions they don’t really understand, right? But seriously, it could make the difference between making the shortlist or not, so in this case there’s no shame in begging for likes from your friends.
The other regulation that stands out is “Anyone offered commentary / pundit work with partypoker LIVE will be expected to travel to events around the world.” We’re looking for someone who would be comfortable travelling around the world to various exotic locations. So make sure that your passport is in date!
To have a read of the rest of the terms and conditions, click here.
Seriously though, getting paid to travel the world to commentate on huge poker tournaments?! We think that this is an unbelievable opportunity. If you do too, upload your commentary audition today and you might just be the next partypokerLIVE pundit.
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- Matej Petek
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