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Sr. Product Manager, ESPN Core Sports

New York, New York, United States / Burbank, California, United States

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Job ID 957501BR Location New York, New York, United States / Burbank, California, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Apr. 21, 2022

Job Summary:

At ESPN, our mission is To Serve Sports Fans. Anytime. Anywhere. The mission statement is not just words, but it is the mantra that we live by. The product teams are responsible for executing that mission and delivering content, utility, and gaming experiences to our fans. Anytime. Anywhere. With unmatched scale, best-in-class content, incredible rights, and world class platforms, ESPN is the market leader in Sports, and we are constantly innovating for our fans.
As a member of the ESPN product team, you will play a critical role in innovating for the next generation of sports fans. The Senior Product Manager, Core Sports will work with product design, engineering, editorial and other stakeholders to conceive, design, build, and grow digital sports experiences that are made available to fans across the ESPN digital platforms, including the ESPN App, and
The Senior Product Manager, Core Sports, will be responsible for executing the go-to-market strategy for the ESPN app and website. Reporting to the Executive Director of Product Management, this individual will lead a team of engineers and designers to create best-in-class sports experiences for our fans. The ideal candidate will possess the leadership, creativity, and analytical capabilities to execute ESPN’s core product vision in partnership with the product leadership team.
This product leader is expected to partner with stakeholders across the company to design solutions that will win in the marketplace. This opportunity is uniquely positioned to make an immediate impact on the next generation of ESPN’s consumer experiences.


• Articulate a product vision for the ESPN app and website, partnering with engineering, design, editorial, and other product teams to deliver engaging experiences on all platforms.
• Lead the evolution of current product offerings and the development of innovative new products with deep expertise in building experiences to attract, engage and retain fans across all platforms.
• Define a roadmap and execute on the development of those features and improvements, through an agile software development lifecycle, across multiple platforms concurrently.
• Write and communicate product requirements effectively to developers, designers, and stakeholders.
• Own product relationships with stakeholders throughout the company, including sales, marketing, business development and content teams to align product strategy to maximize revenue.
• Partner with the engineering and delivery teams to successfully deliver on product vision through the creation and effective ongoing development of world-class, highly differentiated technology.
• Support, encourage, and foster intelligent risk-taking and ingenuity to build and deliver innovative approaches that improve impact of our products and revenue performance.
• Collect and analyze data to understand behavioral patterns of our users and use that insight to improve fan experiences and increase engagement within product suite.
• Anticipate and react to emerging technology changes and potential disruptions and make recommendations to senior leadership on the strategic use and implications of these technologies.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 7+ Years of professional experience in product management
  • You are obsessed with the customer journey and are constantly pushing the boundaries for consumer experiences.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in data analysis and analytical thinking, preferably with Adobe Analytics or other similar tools.
  • High level of comfort communicating with executives inside and outside of ESPN, including strategic partners.
  • Familiarity and passion for app development on native platforms (iOS/Android).
  • Ability to operate effectively in a team-oriented and collaborative environment.
  • Process-driven and extremely detail-oriented.
  • You are fearless in taking on issues and challenges.
  • Possess unquestionable integrity, credibility, and character.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.

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 Disney Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Disney Streaming Technology 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.

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