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YAE2018 Media Mixed Zone Team Member

As first point of contact for players coming off court, Mixed Zone Team members provide crucial support to accredited media by ensuring the efficient operation of the Championships mixed zone (where players are interviewed by the world’s media as they exit the Field of Play after every match).

Team Leader: Mixed Zone Manager (Volunteer) / Media Centre Manager
Team: Media

As a Media Team Member, we may reasonably expect you to:
- Meet and greet all attending media, and help resolve any queries
- Liaise with TV production crews and the Field of Play team to welcome players off court
- Welcome players off court in a courteous manner and present them to the awaiting media
- Usher players through the mixed zone process, making them available to all media present and ready – including TV and press
- Assist with requests for interviews where appropriate – including the use of translation services
- Oversee and be mindful of player welfare and timings, addressing any issues in consultation with the Mixed Zone manager
- Maintain a constant flow of relevant, appropriate flash quotes (player reaction) to the Media Centre Team
- Generate some content (for example, blog and social media) to assist the Media Centre Manager and Production teams
- Assist with arrangements for press conferences, sponsor events and photo opportunities that may be of interest to media
- Volunteer during evenings and weekends.

When do you volunteer?
- There is a selection of shifts for you to indicate your availability.
- We hope that you will be able to volunteer with us for at least five shifts throughout the event so that we can each get the most from the volunteering experience.
- All shift timings are correct at the time of recruitment. However some changes may occur in the build-up and during the event itself. We will share any changes with as much notice as possible and discuss this with you.
- Weekend shifts will be prioritised for volunteers who have volunteered earlier during the Championships.

Please see the attached Schedule of Services for further information on the expectations of the role. Any questions please send to:

National Indoor Arena, B12AA

Badminton England will provide volunteers with free refreshments and meals during their shifts, complimentary clothing and exclusive off-duty access to watching the event!

- Ideally previous experience of event volunteering and media - A passion for eventsor sport - Comfortable using a computer and IT systems - Able to follow instructions and a process - Some copywriting experience - Some social media experience - Confident and clear verbal communication - High attention to detail and strong written communication - Initiative to respond to exciting, ever-changing event demands - Willing to get involved - Professional attitude and welcoming nature.

Please use the 'Getting Here' page on Arena Birmingham's website:

Event Support,Media,VolunteerYONEX All England,Badminton,Mixed Zone

You must be over 18 years old Applicants will be shortlisted Accessible Expenses Paid

Open from Wednesday 14th March 2018 to Sunday 18th March 2018

Closing on Wednesday 31st January 2018 in -196 days.

offered by Badminton England

Latest Feedback

Left on Friday 3rd August 2018 for YAE2018 Team Liaison & Information Team Member

Great event, great role and great team. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys volunteering and being in the thick of things! Out of all of my volunteering experiences, this has to be my favourite!

Left on Friday 3rd August 2018 for YAE2018 Media Mixed Zone Team Member

Excellent leadership, great people to work with. Lots of fun.

Left on Tuesday 12th June 2018 for YAE2018 Concourse Team Member

I enjoyed myself volunteering at the venue, at the Arena Birmingham, which was well organised, as a Concourse team member directing spectators to their seats and other facilities available. I would recommend this play role post to any person who may be interested in volunteering in Badminton, where you have the opportunity to meet other colleagues, spectators and participants.

Left on Tuesday 29th May 2018 for YAE2018 Hospitality Team Member

Great experience and a good way to meet like-minded people

Left on Monday 28th May 2018 for YAE2018 Last Mile Team Member

Great experience. But could do better in organizing side, volunteers mainly do not know what to do and it is hard to find the person in charge sometimes.

Left on Monday 28th May 2018 for YAE2018 Concourse Team Member

Nice experience, but there are some space to improve on organizing side.



Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Starting at 07:00 for 8.5 hours

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Starting at 15:00 for 9 hours

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Starting at 10:00 for 6 hours

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Starting at 15:30 for 7 hours

Friday, 16 March 2018

Starting at 08:00 for 7.5 hours

Friday, 16 March 2018

Starting at 15:00 for 8.5 hours

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Starting at 08:00 for 7.5 hours

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Starting at 15:00 for 7.5 hours

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Starting at 09:30 for 10 hours