Ever wonder what it would be like to score your dream job? Well, Vance McCullough is about to find out.
Recently crowned the winner of the 2013 Ultimate Sports Social Media Job, McCullough is soon to become the next voice of @XFINITYSports, a one-year paid position at Comcast that requires him to keep up on, attend and cover the biggest events in sports for the 17,000 plus followers and fans of the @XFINITYSports Twitter handle. McCullough will go behind-the-scenes, interview professional athletes and sports analysts, and give fans the best seat in the house throughout the year. He will also support Xfinity as your home for the most live sports and the leader in sports programming. McCullough will be kicking off his assignment with coverage of the 2013 NFL Draft and UFC 159 later this week.
A native of Tupelo, MS and current resident of Atlanta, GA, McCullough’s personal and career history reads like he was born to fulfill this role as the next voice of @XFINITYSports. A true fanatic, McCullough has translated his passion for sports into everything he does – as an undergrad at Mississippi State he created and co-hosted "The Sports Lounge," a student TV show while also hosting "The Bully Barkline," a statewide, sports-focused radio show. He’s interned with The BIG XII Conference in Houston, and spent multiple seasons supporting New Media and Football Operations for the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, as well.
But conquering the 2013 Xfinity Ultimate Sports Social Media Job Contest was no easy feat. McCullough out-lasted the three month competition, which kicked off in January, competing against hundreds of applicants who submitted videos via Facebook. McCullough joined the Top Ten semifinalists and traveled to Philadelphia to take part in performance evaluations at XFINITY Live! where he interviewed former Phillies All-Star catcher Bob Boone and live tweeted in front of a live audience. Advancing to the final five, his biggest test was covering opening weekend for the MLB’s Chicago White Sox, where his knowledge of the game and social media prowess clinched the #XFINITYDreamJob.
McCullough follows in the footsteps of Austin Schindel, the veryfirst Xfinity Sports Guy. Says McCullough,"My goal is to share my passion for sports, Xfinity and social media with all of my followers. Vance McCullough is your man. #Vance4XfinitySports." To learn more about Vance McCullough and the Ultimate Sports Social Media Job follow @XFINITYSports on Twitter or visit the Xfinity Facebook page.