Full Time Job

Content Producer

ESPN

Bristol, CT 07-25-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Position Summary:

Responsible for creative development, preparation, and production of a wide range of sports content, including segments, highlights, teases & bumps, and other content from start to finish for air to reach viewers and increase ESPN's market penetration, rating and viewership across multiple platforms.

Responsibilities:
• In coordination with the assigned senior production staff (e.g. Producer, Coordinating Producers), identifies and develops content that interprets, enhances and reinforces the concepts of sports content to tell stories.
• Oversees production of content from start to finish, including:
• Leads a team of production staff (e.g. APs, CAs, PAs) to conceive of, plan and execute the production of highlights, teases, bumps, segments, etc.
• Uses mastery of sports knowledge, creativity and news judgment to research, generate, select & pitch concepts and content ideas
• Evaluates & influences the style and story lines of content. Guides staff in topic selection, highlight development, writing, sound & shot selection.
• Coordinates with the production staff to write accurate and informative content (e.g. teases & bumps, shot sheets, scripts)
• Oversees & influences editing associated with the content to ensure desired story line and pacing
• Arranges and schedules content components (e.g. talent, graphics, animations, and edit time)
• Coordinates with technical staff to maximize the technical process & tools with which content is created and delivered to fans across multiple platforms to best tell a story
• Adjusts content to accommodate breaking news situations and changing storylines
• Provides final review of content to ensure quality and accuracy
• Leadership responsibilities:
• Effectively maintains leadership in a group environment; maintains professional relationships within the production staff to ensure professionalism, teamwork and objective reporting
• Oversees direct reports, solicits & delivers feedback in a timely manner
• Trains, coaches, develops and mentors production staff on idea generation, communication, edit room performance, and overall quality & accuracy of content production
• Includes a diverse set of viewpoints and experiences through the planning and execution of content.

May occasionally produce entire programs with guidance from the responsible leader (e.g. Producer, Coordinating Producer, etc.).

Qualifications:
• Minimum of 5-years of progressively complex production experience with an emphasis on sports content.
• Solid ability to interpret sports stories and to create and assemble compelling content to support the concept of the story.
• Strong knowledge of real-time sports production processes and working knowledge of equipment and all relevant technologies used to carry out a broad range of assignments.
• Must have detailed knowledge of what ''works'' across multiple platforms and what is realistic to accomplish in time allotted.
• Good editorial judgement
• Good understanding of people supervision, the development of teams and leadership skills
• Strong organizational, time management, and communication skills
• Good content interpretation skills related to sporting events
• Good appreciation of popular culture, and understands the tastes of ESPN's consumers
• Good understanding of ESPN's market positioning and strategies
• Has an established knowledge of sports and sports history
• Strong working knowledge of production workflows
• Availability to work nights/weekends/holidays as required

Required Education:

High School Diploma

Preferred Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Additional Information: (i.e. physical requirements, holiday, nights, weekend shifts, etc.)

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-g32n7q-3-236-225-157-42 in your application.

Company Profile
ESPN

ESPN, Inc. is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment entity featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities.