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ESPN Graduate Digital Editorial Traineeship (Starting August 2020)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 746399BR Location Hammersmith, England, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom Business ESPN Date posted Feb. 05, 2020

Job Summary:

Do you want to break into sports journalism at one of the world’s best companies?

ESPN – the biggest global sports publisher and broadcaster – is excited to be launching a paid graduate traineeship, based at its London HQ in Hammersmith.

This is a fantastic opportunity for budding sports journalists to learn from some of the best in the business and get their foot in the door at an industry-leading organisation.

This is a four-month traineeship based at the Walt Disney offices in London, where you will be working in a vibrant, dynamic and engaging environment. You will spend time in all of the key departments of ESPN’s London editorial operation, including news, features, live, programming and social. You will also get the chance to get out of the office to report from press conferences and live events.

Sounds good, right? Well, we’re looking for only the very best candidates. You must be a graduate and able to work at our office in Hammersmith, London every day. Working remotely is not an option for this role.

Overseas candidates are not eligible for this position unless you are committed to moving to London and already have the legal right to work in the UK.

You must be tenacious, incredibly enthusiastic, fluent in English, excellent under pressure and have an extensive sports knowledge. We’re looking the best young reporters and editors who are absolutely determined to make the most of four months at ESPN. A second language would also be a real bonus.

Disney and ESPN hugely welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds.

We are currently accepting applications for the August to November 2020 traineeship. The deadline for applications for this slot is Friday, 24 April 2020.

If you have any questions about the traineeship, please email:

Required Skills
  • Fluent in English and be able to write to an excellent standard in English
  • Able to work legally in the UK and ready to be based in London
  • Excellent editing skills – in particular headline writing and photo selection
  • Excellent sports knowledge, especially football
  • Strong copy writing and subbing skills
  • The ability to speak a second language would be a huge bonus, but is not essential

Additional Information
We operate shift patterns, so you must be comfortable working some weekends, late nights and flexible hours.

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 Enterprises, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call ESPN.

ESPN Enterprises, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. 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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