Thank you for your interest in becoming part of the Convention Media staff. There are two features of the Convention Media program. The first feature is Texas FFA News: Convention Edition, the official online news outlet of the Texas FFA Convention that is published for FFA members, by FFA members (news.texasffa.org). The second feature is the Convention Report, a newscast video scheduled to air during the final general session.

There are many different jobs associated with Texas FFA News: Convention Edition - editors, photographers and reporters. The Convention Report will consist of up to three staff members who will serve as the camera crew, editors and reporters. We are excited to fill these positions with hard working, responsible FFA members who are ready to learn!

As a Convention Media staff member, you will receive:
- Convention Media t-shirt
- Recognition as Convention Media staff on stage at the FFA Convention (official dress required)
- Convention Media press badge
- Meals and beverages provided Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of convention
- Valuable experience, submissions for your portfolio/resume and lasting friendships

Being part of this media staff is a large commitment, but one that will be a wonderful learning experience and an excellent addition to any resume! If you are chosen to be part of the Convention Media staff, you should expect to be involved with the media program throughout the entire FFA Convention. We will begin at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 9, with an official training session and end Friday, July 13, after the last general session. Assignments must be completed by the deadline each night; therefore, being a staff member may require long, unpredictable hours.

Please sit down and discuss this opportunity with your agriculture teacher BEFORE applying for a staff position. Your teacher must be willing to support your time commitment to the media staff, as well as bring you and picking you up on time each day. Attendance on Monday, July 10 for training is REQUIRED, so please make sure you and your agriculture science teachers are aware. Travel to and from the convention center will not be provided by Texas FFA.

Please complete and submit this application by April 15, 2018. If you have special circumstances, but would still like to be involved with the Convention Media program, please contact ashley@vatat.org via email.

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