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Social Media Designer I

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 959544BR Location Bristol, Connecticut, United States Business ESPN Date posted Jun. 26, 2022 Flex Type On-Site

- This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

A Designer I, Social Content role has the blended responsibility of bringing proactive content ideas to the table and collaborating with off-platform specialists on their vision for content that will thrive on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, Snapchat, and other off-platform brand extensions. This position requires an ability to work on multiple projects at once and work efficiently in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment. The ideal candidate is a self-starter who works well in a team environment with a flexible work schedule and an unquenchable thirst for learning. This role can sit in our LA or Bristol location.


  • Creates assets across off-platform destinations that are uniquely optimized to fit each mobile audience and align with ESPN social brand identities
  • Works in a fast-paced environment that requires quick-turning numerous pieces of content in a day
  • Demonstrates an ability to balance multiple projects and the flexibility to pivot from a plan to react to breaking news or viral moments
  • Collaborates alongside social media specialists and help them execute their visions
  • Actively pitches ideas in weekly brainstorms and daily content meetings
  • Educates social media specialists to advance their understanding of basic design principles in order to maintain the ESPN visual brand and create content that is optimized for mobile consumption
  • Communicates with managers and producers to regularly update project timelines and report on progress
  • Remains flexible in accordance with sports industry which includes nights, weekends and holidays

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 1 years’ experience creating graphics for mobile and/or social media
  • Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite (particularly Photoshop)
  • Basic knowledge of the sports landscape, including current athletes, rules, and events
  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated communication and organization skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient in video editing software (Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro) and After Effects
  • Understanding of social media and other emerging platforms
  • Understanding of and appreciation for audience analytics

Required Education

  • High School Diploma

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design or related field

About ESPN:

Working at ESPN is unlike anything else. That’s because we’re always finding new ways to interact with fans – however and wherever they connect with sports. Every day we’re doing things that no one has done, all in a dynamic culture where we defy odds and continuously outdo ourselves. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with ESPN Enterprises, Inc., which is part of a business we call ESPN.

ESPN Enterprises, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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