Full Time Job

Social Media Specialist


Bristol, CT 11-17-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Working in social media at ESPN is unlike anything else. Each day you'll be challenged to blend creativity, sports knowledge, and journalistic instincts to produce industry-leading content seen by millions of sports fans. Collaboration, innovation, effort, and fun are at the core of this team and every day is game day.

ESPN is seeking a Social Media Specialists II, one should have experience growing a Gen-Z audience, especially but not limited to TikTok. Both will be expected to discover, develop, and distribute engaging content that will thrive on ESPN-branded social media accounts across TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. These positions will require live social programming and can be based in CT, CA and/or potentially NY.

• Surface and curate engaging social content for Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook
• Write, edit and enhance social copy to ensure that writing style is consistent with account voice and editorial policies Manage content planning and reporting around tier-2 cross-account initiatives
• Generate new ideas for social media posts and execute against them from start to finish, including occasional video and photo editing
• Collaborate with a few internal partners to make social content compelling and comprehensive
• Work in a variety of platform-specific content management and social analytics systems
• Analyze performance of social content and incorporate insights into future content decisions
• Output subject to oversight by supervisors and peers to ensure audience interest, accuracy, and adherence to established editorial procedures
• Sports happen on nights, weekends, and holidays and those shifts will be regular and required in this position

Basic Qualifications:
• Ability to work nights, weekends & holidays if needed
• 2+ years' experience in social media or a closely related field
• 1+ years' experience using video editing software (e.g. Final Cut, Premiere, After Effects)
• 1+ years' experience using photo editing software (e.g. Photoshop, InDesign)
• Elite knowledge of the sports landscape, including current athletes, rules, and events
• Sound editorial judgment, writing and editing skills
• Ability to react quickly and positively under pressure
• Strong communication and organization skills
• Appreciation for and understanding of internet pop culture
• Familiarity with ESPN's content across multiple platforms

Preferred Qualifications:
• 2+ years' experience using video or photo editing software (e.g. Final Cut, After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop)
• Commanding knowledge of emerging social media trends
• Knowledge of multiple sports is key.
• Talent position: At least 1-2 years experience working with on-air talent and/or celebrities/athletes

Required Education
• High School diploma

Preferred Education
• Bachelor's Degree &/or related experience

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rox7jp-54-211-101-93-42 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.