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Assistant Editor

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10075735 Location Bristol, Connecticut, United States Business ESPN Date posted Apr. 02, 2024

Job Summary:


The Assistant Editor will be primarily responsible for editing and maintaining's content feeds, including interior content landing pages. On a daily basis, this person will assess content from a variety of sources (including wire services, partners, ESPN staffers, and freelancers, plus interactive elements, social media, audio, and video) to determine how it fits into our daily news coverage and programming needs. The editor evaluates all sports page copy and headlines, provides feedback on all art and video, and works to package this content in a dynamic manner to entice users to delve deeper into the site. Must be an excellent headline writer who can present and tell stories in a tight space. Must show good judgment in prioritizing all online content for a national audience.

Must be fluent in Spanish, both written and verbal.

This position is full-time and is based in Bristol, CT.


    •    The Assistant Editor will assess multiple stories daily. These will include managing an overall style and voice.

    •    Along with the daily programming roles, the Assistant Editor will be involved in short and long-term editorial planning, creating programming strategies specifically tailored to the content and audience consumption patterns.

    • Assistant Editors manage and track contributions from more ESPN reporters. Video contributions must be vetted in collaboration with the Digital Video team, and pushed into prominent spots on the site, social media, and TV.

    •    The Assistant Editor will work across multiple content and delivery platforms to develop in-depth projects, feature packages, and daily content.


    •    Minimum one (1) year working in the sports media environment.

    •    Possess expert-level knowledge of one or more of Soccer, NFL, NBA, MLB, boxing, and MMA. This includes not just on-field expertise but also a knowledge of the cutting-edge thoughts, trends, and writers covering the sport.

    •    Understand and follow closely the latest in fan engagement data and key performance metrics to optimize content creation and distribution to fans.

    •    Strong understanding and appreciation of news and story play.

    •    Excellent headline writing skills and an understanding of search engine optimization.

    •    Work quickly and juggle multiple varied tasks during a typical workday.

    •    Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    •    Expertise level writing and editing in Spanish and strong knowledge of writing and speaking in English.


    •    Experience in online media content preparation. Applicants must be able to work in a rapidly changing online environment and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    •    Sports takes place on nights, weekends, and holidays -- and those shifts will be regular and required.

    •    Have a background or quickly become competent in HTML.

Required Education

    •    Bachelor’s Degree in communication arts, journalism, new media or equivalent combination of education experience.


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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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 Productions, Inc, which is part of a business we call ESPN.

ESPN Productions, Inc is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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