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Stage Manager I

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 526426BR Location Bristol, Connecticut, United States Business Media Networks Brand ESPN Date posted 03/07/2018
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.

Primary responsibility is to be the eyes and ears for the director in the studio and on remotes, relaying specific direction to talent and technical crew. Ensures that the sets are in place and working, that the equipment works and that there are people to run it.


  • Oversees an assigned studio; ensures that the assigned Director has all materials and equipment needed to direct each assigned show; ensures that sets are in place and working; ensures that needed production positions are staffed and that approved schedules are met
  • Participates in pre-production activities such as cuing pre-tape segments or installing a camera cards
  • Coordinates with and ensures the availability of assigned talent / guests / commentators
  • Assists the assigned Director with studio floor management activities; controls the live or live-to-tape aspects of assigned productions
  • Identifies and reports problems with sets or production staff members to the appropriate organization unit; follows-up to ensure the resolution of identified studio operations problems
  • Operates under close and frequent supervision within the context of precisely defined directing standard operating procedures Conducts routine assignments with little anticipation of outcomes or problems
  • Work is checked regularly for accuracy and completeness
  • Ensures compliance of assigned tasks with established Studio Operations standards operating procedures
  • May make minor adjustments to sets and equipment

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 1 year

Required Education

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

Company Overview

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

Additional Information

ESPN is an equal opportunity employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.
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