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Talent Producer

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 713177BR Location Los Angeles, California, United States; Bristol, Connecticut, United States Business ESPN Date posted Oct. 17, 2019

Job Summary:

The Talent Producer will work alongside production colleagues to proactively pitch and book guests across ESPN’s platforms. Collaborating with the Director of Talent Producers and other colleagues, the Talent Producer will develop and maintain exceptional internal and external relationships in order to provide the most timely, impactful guests, forecast show needs and react to breaking news.


  • Proactively pitches guest ideas to Talent Production Director, Coordinating Producers, Producers, Researchers, etc. to ensure the most appropriate guests appear on the most appropriate platform.
  • Learns and understands the difference in shows/platforms across ESPN to suggest appropriate and timely guests.
  • Continually develops and maintains exceptional internal relationships across platform and job function.
  • Works alongside production to suggest timely, appropriate and attainable guests during breaking news scenarios.
  • Develops and maintains professional relationships with agents, SIDs, athletes and PR people to ensure the best possible cooperation/outcome with booking guests.
  • Maintains an extensive database of athletes, coaches, managers, team executives and celebrities and their agents.
  • Participates in daily editorial meetings to suggest story ideas and guest possibilities for all shows.
  • Collaborates with other talent producers, Coordinating Producers, Producers and Talent Director to strategically forecast and anticipate needs for guests based on upcoming seasons, news relevancy and show needs.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Strong, consistent communication skills
  • Ability to plan and contribute effectively in team environment
  • Deep sports knowledge
  • Deep sports/entertainment rolodex
  • Guest/ talent booking experience
  • Knowledge of the media industry
  • Ability to function effectively in an atmosphere subject to frequent changes and produce results
  • Ability to prepare and submit story ideas/guest segments Ability to react quickly and positively under a wide variety of sensitive and changing production situations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in sports media or broadcast industry
  • Familiarity with computers, search engines, internet searches.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in communications, journalism or related field

Additional Information:

  • This position will work nights/weekends/holidays

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 Los Angeles Cable Sports Productions, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call ESPN.

Los Angeles Cable Sports Productions, LLC 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 or protected veteran status. 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.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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