Full Time Job

Production Assistant


Bristol, CT 07-10-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Storytelling is at the heart of what we do, and ESPN NEXT is looking for creatives who have a passion ''To Serve Sports Fans, Anytime, Anywhere.'' As a part of NEXT, you will join a cohort of early-career professionals to produce creative content for ESPN shows, live events, social/digital and company-owned platforms. Production Assistants are provided in-depth training before being placed on an assignment(s). This posting is for the October 2024 Cohort.

What is ESPN NEXT?
• Full-time Production Assistant role built for someone starting a career in content creation
• Begin career as Production Assistant, eligible for promotion to Content Associate 4 times per year
• Produce content for countless ESPN platforms
• Opportunity to enhance career through development courses
• Paired with a mentor to get you acclimated to ESPN

As part of ESPN NEXT, you're eligible to apply for an internal career accelerator. The NEXT Accelerator identifies and propels the top percentile of talent for career advancement across ESPN and The Walt Disney Company. Through its personalized approach, it strives to prepare and equip individuals with the essential tools, skills, and opportunities to excel in their careers and emerge as leaders in their respective departments of interest. The NEXT Accelerator will provide guidance, resources, and experiences to best prepare those apart of it for the next step in their career.

Responsibilities could include: *(prior to any functions listed below, in-depth training is provided)
• Support production and content creation for domestic and international properties for all sports.
• Consistently share creative and innovative ideas to contribute to ESPN's multi-platform storytelling.
• Edit video elements and research content for a variety of studio shows/networks.
• Coordinate graphics for assigned studio telecasts and/or remote events.
• Log and archive video and associated data for future use.
• Produce storytelling elements: highlights, teases, opens, and montages for shows and live events.
• Assist with live events by gathering video and sponsorship elements for broadcasts.

• Will work nights, mornings, weekends, and holidays
• Conversational knowledge of multiple sports, especially sports heavily covered by ESPN (i.e. NBA/WNBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, College Football)
• Enthusiasm and passion for sports
• Ability to comfortably prepare and contribute ideas
• Must possess professional communication and organization skills
• React quickly and positively while staying composed under tight deadlines in fast-paced, high-pressure environments
• Self-starting attitude and team-oriented work ethic

Preferred Qualifications:
• Awareness of ESPN content (i.e. platforms, shows, events, etc.)
• Awareness of media trends (i.e. social, digital, linear, etc.)
• Experience with video editing software (i.e. Adobe Premiere, Final Cut etc.)
• Leadership experience in a professional role, organization, or extra-curricular endeavor
• Knowledge of international sports
• Fluency in Spanish, with the ability to speak and write in both English and Spanish

Required Education:
• High School Diploma or equivalent

Preferred Education:
• Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience

Additional Information:
• Will work nights, mornings, weekends, and holidays


About ESPN:

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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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 Productions, Inc, which is part of a business we call ESPN.

ESPN Productions, Inc 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 champions a business environment where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a constantly evolving world.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gp2y1e-3-238-121-7-42 in your application.

Company Profile

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