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Creative Post Producer I

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 803894BR Location Bristol, Connecticut, United States Business ESPN and Sports Content Date posted Jul. 22, 2021

Job Summary:

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. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary. The Creative Content Unit (CCU) is responsible for ESPN Production’s high-end teases / show opens, edited elements, and the CCU Post producers on this team deliver everything from concept to air. The Post Producer I, CCU is a creative content leader and team leader in the Creative Content Unit.

Responsibilities:

Post Producer I production responsibilities are broken down below in the stages of pre-production, production, post production, and managing creative content teams, both onsite at remote events and in Bristol.
  • Pre-Production: Responsibilities include 360 communication, conceptualizing, pitching and storyboarding ideas, writing scripts, hiring crews and talent, location scouting and contracting, setting production schedules, organizing footage and music clearances, wardrobe, props, makeup, travel arrangements, projecting and coordinating post production needs before the shoot ie: workflows, framerates, codecs, graphics support, audio sweetening and any other logistical needs for the preparation of a creative production project.
  • Production: Responsibilities include 360 communication, driving content, conducting athlete / talent interviews, set design and art direction, managing and directing crew and talent onset and coordinating logistics. All production knowledge must be applicable to remote/work-from-home-workflows regarding team leadership, management, communication & shoots.
  • Post-Production: Responsibilities include 360 communication, coordinating technical, workflow and editorial needs during the edit whether on site or in a remote/work-from-home scenario. Ultimately the post producer is responsible for delivering the highest quality product on time, on budget and as expected.
The Post Producer I leadership and professional responsibilities include:
  • Content and Team Management: Responsibilities include 360 communication and management of content, sport group, CCU management and the creative team. When on a remote or leading a sport group in Bristol, expectations include the organization and day to day management and communication of a creative content team. The sport group leaders’ expectations are to insure the quality and delivery of edited content for the broadcast. The team, and ultimately the PP is required to deliver each day’s content as requested by the show producer, SMP, CP or VP of the sport category. This includes scheduling the day to day responsibilities for the shooters, editors and producers of the group based on the broadcast needs, and ultimately signing off on all content delivered from the edit to the truck. Sport group leader is expected to represent the CCU directly to the sport group and serve as the leader for team.
  • PPR Manager: Post Producer will have PA, CA or AP level direct reports. Expectations are to provide feedback, career guidance, mentorship and be the bridge for all HR processes and communications.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively complex related creative, editorial and storytelling sports production experience
  • Has an in-depth ability to create and produce world-class, compelling creative content; generates and executes assigned projects, from concept to delivery.
  • Has in-depth mastery of the creative storytelling sports production processes & the ability to produce at the highest level
  • Has ability to multi-task and manage self and small team at once.
  • Has an in-depth knowledge of and can manage people who work in real-time sporting event production scenarios.
  • Has and applies in-depth knowledge of what story ideas and concepts to use for CCU projects
  • Has a strong appreciation of popular culture, e.g., “what’s cool” and assists with defining the tastes of ESPN’s viewers.
  • Has an in-depth knowledge of sports and sports history and keeps current on changes and trends in the sports, creative, animation and television industries
  • Availability to work nights/weekends/holidays
  • Must be adaptable to changing work locations and facilities
  • Frequent and sometimes lengthy travel required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years years of progressively complex related creative, editorial and storytelling sports production experience
  • Must have demonstrated the ability to solicit and champion creative and diverse ideas and viewpoints.

Required Education

  • High School Degree

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Media, Journalism, or related fields.


About ESPN and Sports Content:

The ESPN and Sports Content group acquires and produces ESPN’s live sports programming, as well as sports news and original and non-scripted sports-related content, for The Walt Disney Company’s cable channels, ESPN+, and ABC.

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 Productions, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call ESPN and Sports Content.

ESPN Productions, 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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