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Senior Product Manager II, ESPN Premium Video Experiences

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10079264 Location Bristol, Connecticut, United States / Burbank, California, United States / New York, New York, United States / Seattle, Washington, United States Business Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology Date posted Feb. 13, 2024

Job Summary:

Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology

On any given day at Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology, we’re reimagining ways to create magical viewing experiences for the world’s most beloved stories while also transforming Disney’s media business for the future. Whether that’s evolving our streaming and digital products in new and immersive ways, powering worldwide advertising and distribution to maximize flexibility and efficiency, or delivering Disney’s unmatched entertainment and sports content, every day is a moment to make a difference to partners and to hundreds of millions of people around the world.

A few reasons why we think you’d love working for Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology

  • Building the future of Disney’s media business: DE&E Technologists are designing and building the infrastructure that will power Disney’s media, advertising, and distribution businesses for years to come.
  • Reach & Scale: The products and platforms this group builds and operates delight millions of consumers every minute of every day – from Disney+ and Hulu, to ABC News and Entertainment, to ESPN and ESPN+, and much more.
  • Innovation: We develop and execute groundbreaking products and techniques that shape industry norms and enhance how audiences experience sports, entertainment & news.

The role:

The position is a part of the ESPN Sports Product Team.  At ESPN, our mission is To Serve Sports Fans. Anytime. Anywhere. The mission statement is not just words, it is the mantra that we live by. The ESPN Sports Product Team is responsible for executing that mission and delivering content, utility, and gaming experiences to our fans. Anytime. Anywhere. With unmatched scale, best-in-class content, incredible rights, and world class platforms, ESPN is the market leader in Sports, and we are constantly innovating for our fans.

The Sr. Product Manager II, Premium Video Experiences, role presents a unique opportunity to work on ESPN and create the next generation of products for Sports fans. This person will focus on driving innovation across the subscription products that exist today, as well as how we engage sports fans in the future. This role is pivotal in developing the strategy and leading execution of our ESPN direct-to-consumer products. This person will be charged with understanding the fan experience across our suite of products and integrating the right product at the right time for the right fan.

The ideal candidate will possess the leadership, product sense, and analytical capabilities to execute ESPN’s product vision.  This is a critical role, and the ideal candidate is expected to partner with stakeholders across the company to design solutions that will win in the marketplace. This opportunity is uniquely positioned to make an immediate impact on the next generation of ESPN’s consumer experiences.


  • Focus on a mix of user-facing features including, but not limited to: merchandising ESPN DTC products, funnel creation and optimization, paywalls, A/B testing UX and UI, and landing pages.
  • Partner cross-functionally with teams in Product Design, Engineering, Editorial, and Commerce to create, design, build, and drive growth across our digital subscription services.  
  • Utilize data and analytics to make informed decisions, conduct A/B testing, and continuously iterate on features to optimize integrations, performance and conversion of our DTC products.
  • Strategize with business and marketing teams to understand their needs and build solutions that help fans understand ESPN’s offerings.
  • Collaborate across our brands to merchandise the Disney Bundle options on ESPN, and to surface ESPN services within Disney+ and Hulu.
  • Engage in our sports-obsessed culture to best serve our fans.

Basic Qualifications

  • Keen product sense and demonstrated product leadership experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in A|B testing, data analysis and analytical thinking
  • Familiarity and passion for app development on native platforms (iOS/tvOS, Android, Roku, etc)
  • High level of comfort communicating with executives inside and outside of ESPN, including strategic partners
  • High energy and capable of multitasking and context switching with ease, in a fast paced and ever evolving organization
  • Ability to operate effectively in a team oriented and collaborative environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Process driven and extremely detail oriented
  • Experience leading end-to-end product development processes, from concept through retrospective, for both consumer-facing and back-end features
  • Experience creating and delivering compelling, data-driven presentations to both senior and junior audiences
  • Understanding of media, streaming, and sports landscapes, and familiarity with terminologies and business models
  • Understanding of IAP stores (including Apple, Amazon, Google, Roku), SKUs, and general upgrade/downgrade functionality
  • Experience developing digital streaming products, particularly with a monetization focus
  •  Sports fan and/or ESPN user


  • 7+ years of product management or relevant experience required
  • Experience with Product Development tools: Jira, Figma, Confluence, Airtable
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field required

The hiring range for this position in Bristol, CT and Santa Monica, CA is $142,516 - $191,180 per year, in NYC and Seattle is $156,292 - $209,660 per year and in San Francisco is 163,426 - $219,230 based on a 40 hour work week. The amount of hours scheduled per week may vary based on business needs. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

About Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology:

Disney Entertainment and ESPN Technology (DE&E Technology) provides the technological backbone and product development for Disney’s two media business units, while helping to keep the company at the vanguard of innovation – enabling the Company to continuously leverage technology to enhance storytelling and creativity, while delivering scalability, flexibility, and efficiency for its businesses.

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 Disney Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment & ESPN Technology.

Disney Streaming Technology LLC 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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