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Associate Director I

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 525814BR Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business Media Networks Brand ESPN Date posted 02/10/2018
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.

The Associate Director I will operate under the close and direct supervision of the daily director of Domestic television productions by assisting with the timing of the show, the assembly of the show, and the preparation of assigned elements of the show, such as graphics, pre-production elements and pre-recorded segments.


  • Assists the director in executing live television productions from the control room by “calling the shots” to the production crew and technical crew involved.
  • Ensures that the video portions of assigned shows are cued and fed.
  • Coordinates video and graphics with the flow of the show.
  • Coordinates remote feeds, both domestic and international; ensures that specific shots are fed to the show correctly and on time.
  • Tracks video cut sheets, indicating time, audio elements and graphic needs.
  • Before assigned productions, coordinates the show with the control room and assigned Master Control Operators
  • May be assigned to special projects.
  • May be assigned to Stage Manage productions.•Coordinate with and ensure the availability of assigned talent / analysts / guests.
  • Assist the assigned Director with studio floor management activities; control the live or live-to-tape aspects of assigned productions.
  • Identify and report problems with sets or production staff members to the appropriate organization unit; follow-up to ensure the resolution of identified studio operations problems.

Basic Qualifications

  • A thorough understanding of television production is mandatory.
  • Clear, concise and comprehensive verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to think quickly in a pressure situation.Hard working, detail oriented, passionate about production, interested in technical areas and continually offers creative ideas

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three years of production experience or network equivalent preferred
  • Directing experience preferred.

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

Imagine a career with an organization that brings smiles to millions every day. Imagine working with people whose passion for what they do is simply indescribable. We are The Walt Disney Company, live with a rich legacy of innovation, entertainment, and lifelong memories. With our vast array of both businesses and professionals, you’ll have the opportunity to join a team that’s beloved around the world, and to find out how it feels to love what you do. We invite you to discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you‘ve been looking for.

ESPN is an equal opportunity employer – Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.
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