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Associate Producer, Communications

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 814687BR Location Bristol, Connecticut, United States Business ESPN Date posted Jun. 17, 2021

Job Summary:

Departmental Summary: The Communications team informs our employees and stakeholders, shapes the narrative of our biggest events and tells the story of the how ESPN continues to be a global leader in the sports media industry.

Position Summary: The Communications Associate Producer will play an integral part in filming, producing, editing, writing and social-strategizing content to promote ESPN's products from linear, ESPN+, ESPN.com, espnw.com, The Undefeated, ESPN Films and more across multiple platforms externally and internally.

Deep video production knowledge, understanding and ability to manage social platform optimization and ability to create high level content in deadline settings are core to the job.

This position will work closely with the 55-person department's Publicists as they prepare for major announcements and in-the-moment as announcements are made or statements issued. The Associate Producer will also proactively suggest ideas for video creation and design elements and will play an integral role with multiple teams within the communications department to strategize and ensure videos are cutting-edge and lead to greater engagement.

Responsibilities:

• Develop, edit, write and produce compelling original video/GIFs/Animations for a variety of ESPN Communications social channels including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and emerging platforms/tools that align with objectives & prioritize storytelling
• Ability to juggle/prioritize multiple projects, remain organized, attention to detail, team player
• Experience/proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects) & additional editing software (Final Cut)
• Support Publicists as they create materials to promote a variety of initiatives including content, commentator announcements/profiles, milestones, new business agreements and more.
• Strategize daily with Communications colleagues to determine what content will have the most social impact and how to present it
• Work closely with ESPN Communications Content Creation team to ensure the most dynamic look.
• Shoot and edit video, often on a tight deadline.

Basic Qualifications:

• Minimum 1 year of video experience in a deadline-oriented media setting
• Experience/proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects) & additional editing software (Final Cut) and Audio editing tools
• Extensive knowledge of social channels and types of content that lead to engagement
• Experience strategizing all aspects of creative process to maximize social impact and Return on Time Investment
• Knowledge of ESPN programming, commentators and business priorities is a must
• Experience successfully creating visual content, including shooting and editing video with a quick turnaround time
• Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment, working on multiple projects simultaneously
• Experience in copy editing, caption writing, headline creation
• Ability and experience to help in SEO Optimization
• Work samples, video editing assignment and writing exercise required for all serious candidates

Preferred Qualifications:

• 3 or more years of experience creating social media content preferred
• Sports PR experience a plus

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree

Additional Information:

  • Evening hours, potential for travel and regular, on-call rotation are integral part of the job.


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, Inc, which is part of a business segment we call ESPN.

ESPN, 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 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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