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Sports Research & Insights Coordinator

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 788607BR Location Bristol, Connecticut, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted May 04, 2021

Job Summary:

The Walt Disney Company's Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) is a new, global business segment for The Walt Disney Company with the mission of providing consumers around the world access to the content they want most, on the latest platforms, at a time of rapidly-evolving consumer habits. Combining the Company's direct-to-consumer streaming services – ESPN+, the Disney+ streaming service and its ownership stake in Hulu -- alongside Disney's international media businesses, DMED aligns cutting-edge technology with world-class content and beloved brands to expand the Company's global footprint and deliver highly-personalized entertainment experiences to diverse consumers around the world.

The Disney Media Entertainment and Distribution (DMED) Sports Research, Insights & Analytics team utilizes all facets of media research (Nielsen, comScore, Adobe Analytics, etc.) as well as primary research to inform ESPN as well as the larger Walt Disney Company on A) how the sports as category and specific content is currently performing and B) how the business can drive even greater consumption in the future.

The DMED Sports Research, Insights & Analytics team is part the larger DMED Research, Insights and Analytics group of more than 100+ world-class researchers measuring all aspects of media consumption across a wide range of networks, digital properties and SVOD services to guide The Walt Disney Company.

As Research Coordinator, you will support network operations by ensuring accurate and timely schedules are input into Nielsen’s NCL system and ESPN’s internal system on a daily basis. In addition, you will support the Sports Research team in tracking various sport audiences across the many ESPN digital and linear platforms.

You should be naturally curious, proactive, and detail-oriented, with the ability to handle multiple tasks at once. You will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with peers within DMED Sports Research, Insights & Analytics.

This position will report to the Associate Director, DMED Sports Research, Insights & Analytics.


  • Provide details of the ESPN networks’ program schedules to Nielsen on a daily basis
  • Input program lineups into Nielsen’s NCL system for ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN Deportes
  • Actualize non-Nielsen measured networks including ESPN Classic, ESPNews, and ABC Sports
  • Maintain accurate tracking for a variety of sports across ESPN’s digital and linear platforms

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be proficient in Windows-based PC applications such as Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Displays strong attention to details.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Collaborative nature and ability to work well in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 1 year of experience in media.
  • Experience with Nielsen suite of national TV tools like NNTV, NCL and National TV Toolbox.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, Mathematics, Psychology or related

About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 Sales & Marketing, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

ESPN Sales & Marketing, 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, 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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