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Red Hot Reporter Contest

Touchdown! Virgin Atlantic Offers the Best Job in Football.


Adam Schefter lauches the transatlantic airline's search for the red Hot Reporter to cover the NFL International Series game between the San Francisco 49ers & the Jacksonville Jaguars.


South Norwalk, CT (Oct 1, 2013) Richard Branson’s transatlantic airline, Virgin Atlantic and Adam Schefter, Football Reporter and television analyst, are on the hunt for someone with an insatiable love for the game and a fiery passion for social media to be a ‘Red Hot Reporter’ for a NFL International Series game in London. The Red Hot Reporter will interview players, go behind-the-scenes with sideline access and showcase the fan experience from the Virgin Atlantic suite. They will fly in style to cover the game, between the San Francisco 49ers and Jacksonville Jaguars, at Wembley Stadium on 27th October.

“If you love football, this is one sure way to have an unforgettable trip to London to see the NFL International Series.” said Adam Schefter, Football Reporter and television analyst. “I’ll be looking for an outgoing, creative person with a red hot passion for football and the journalistic chops needed to be a Red Hot Reporter.”

“Virgin Atlantic is excited to be chosen once again as the official partner for the NFL International Series, giving us the opportunity to offer a once in a lifetime experience to our Red Hot Reporter” said Chris Rossi, Virgin Atlantic’s Senior Vice President, North America. “We’re looking for someone who can capture the essence of the NFL International Series and present it back to the US audience. We’ll be handing over our social media channels to the Red Hot Reporter for the weekend to ensure that fans can be kept up to date on all the action both on and off the field.”

How To Apply
Applicants who think they have what it takes to be the next Red Hot Reporter are encouraged to show their passion for football and reporting abilities through a short video.

  • Follow @Virgin_Atlantic on Twitter
  • Create a video on the platform of your choice
  • Tweet the video to @Virgin_Atlantic with the hashtag #RedHotReporter

Video submissions are open to legal US residents at least 21 years of age or older, and will be accepted starting today, October 1 through October 11. The Red Hot Reporter will be selected by Adam Schefter and announced on October 14, which will likely be known as one of the best days ever for that person!

This year marks the fifth season that Virgin Atlantic Airways will serve as the official partner for the NFL International Series game. Ahead of the big game, each team will fly on specially chartered flights to London with Virgin Atlantic enjoy customized menus tailored to fit the players’ diets, and the latest in-flight entertainment, including personal screens which feature media libraries with more than 300 hours of on-demand audio and video.

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To reach the Virgin Atlantic Press Office email or call 203 750 2570

About Virgin Atlantic Airways
Virgin Atlantic flies to 34 destinations worldwide, including locations across North America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Far East and Australia. Some of the recent additions to its flying network include Cancun, Vancouver and Mumbai and this spring Virgin will launch a domestic flying programme with flights to Manchester, Edinburgh and Aberdeen under the brand name Little Red. It currently flies 5.5 million passengers a year.

Virgin Atlantic has enjoyed huge popularity, winning top business, consumer and trade awards from around the world and was recently placed 8th in the UK Coolest Brands League. The airline has pioneered a range of innovations setting new standards of service, which its competitors have subsequently sought to follow. Despite Virgin Atlantic’s growth the service still remains customer driven with an emphasis on value for money, quality, fun and innovation.

Virgin Atlantic currently has a fleet of aircraft which includes 747-400s, A340-300s, A340-600s and A330-300s. The airline is expecting delivery of 16 Boeing 787 Dreamliners from 2014.