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Programming Coordinator Scheduling & Content Operations

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10008374 Location Bristol, Connecticut, United States / Town of Bristol, Connecticut, United States Business ESPN Date posted Aug. 04, 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:

Job Description :

The Coordinator, Scheduling and Operations will be responsible for the daily scheduling and day of air programming and operational execution of all ESPN digital live events.  In this role, the Coordinator will support the Digital Media Programming team on the day-to-day scheduling and management of ESPN’s more than 25,000 digitally distributed live events across the globe.  The Coordinator will execute and support all content related planning, operational and technical related processes and will liaise with counterparts across Disney and operational vendors.
The Coordinator contributes to the strategic scheduling of content across all ESPN networks and digital platforms to maximize viewership, value, and revenue.


Responsibilities :

  • Scheduling and operational execution of ESPN’s over 25,000 global digital live events.
  • Assist Programming leadership with strategic scheduling, quality control, content acquisitions and negotiations, and all preparation work
  • Responsible for scheduling and database management work for assigned networks/platforms, notably ESPN+
  • Communicate and coordinate with various Disney operational partners, stakeholders, and vendors on the operations and execution of ESPN’s digital live event schedule
  • Ensure timely and effective communication of programming information to all other ESPN departments and DSS, and external partners
  • Prepare internal and external presentations in support of the ESPN+ business
  • QA the ESPN+ product and content and communicate and triage issues in real-time.
  • Works as a member of the Programming Department at large to contribute to the overall scheduling strategy for the company across platforms. Proactively contribute innovative ideas to continue to grow our businesses

Basic Qualifications :

  • Experience in a professional work setting
  • Strong overall sports knowledge 
  • Proficient computer skills, emphasis on Microsoft Office suite
  • Practiced user of social media  and new media platforms
  • General knowledge of the sports media industry
  • Strong communication skills; highly organized and efficient
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Motivated to work in a complex and high energy environment

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience working in a professional setting
  • Strong working knowledge of ESPN’s digital platforms, as well as knowledge of content scheduler and/or AIS
  • General familiarity with reading and comprehending legal contracts
  • General familiarity with media and footage rights
  • Basic knowledge and passion for emerging competitive digital video products and platforms
  • Must be willing and able to work second/third shifts, weekends, and holidays.

Required Education :

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor's degree

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 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, 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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