Arrive to the stadium 45 minutes before kickoff. Buy your ticket and head to your seat. You get a pre game call from an operator 30 min before game time. They ask you a few questions about the weather, field conditions, and confirming the two teams that will be playing. There are two ways to report a game: One is done completely through an app on your phone and the other is speaking live to an operator on your phone throughout the match. The operators are from Columbia but all speak decent English. At halftime you have about a 10 minute window to get a drink/snack and go to the bathroom. After the game is over, you confirm a few details with the operator (red cards, penalties, goals) and then you are done. The reporting is standardized so that all reporters will relay info the same. Which team has the ball in what part of the field and what is happening in what part of the field (shots, shots on goal, fouls, corners, offsides, injuries, free kicks, goals, yellow or red cards, etc)
A day as a sports reporter starts about a week before you have to report a game.
At first, you need to identify the game you want to cover, gather all the information about the venue, the event, and present to the company for approval.
A day before the game you have to confirm that all the details provided are as originally scheduled.
The gameday you reconfirm all is ok, then you show up to the venue with several hours in anticipation to prevent any changes.
During the reporting, you submit accurate information in real time. Its a fundamental task of the job to be concentrated in the action to prevent any delays or misinformation. In order to avoid mistakes is important to know and follow all the rules & regulations designed to report as the company desires.
After the game, you submit a detailed report of any incidents that you had during the game, and that's it.