After a campaign lasting four months and bringing in over 2,000 applications, we are about to put a freeze on the recruitment process for Onboard Reporters in the 2014-15 race. Now the hard work starts, says project manager Rick Deppe.
"The quality of these applications has blown us away" - Rick Deppe
The window for applications in the Onboard Reporter recruitment process will close on May 17, bringing an end to a campaign that has already brought in an overwhelming number of high-quality applications.
Launched on January 11, the search for a world-class line-up of multimedia reporters for the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race brought in responses from around the world. These applications are now being reviewed by the organisation in Alicante, Spain.
We asked for applications from proven multimedia story-tellers, people with the skills and determination to tell the real story of the race and its sailors via compelling video, audio, text and pictures captured on board in often tough conditions.
"We knew this was the only way to hook in to all the talent out there," said Deppe. "The quality of these applications has blown us away.
"We want to make sure we get the right candidates working with the right teams, so this is going to take a little while.
"Now the hard work starts!"