Full Time Job

Social Media Specialist


Los Angeles, CA 04-07-2021
  • 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 Specialist II who will discover, develop, and distribute engaging content that will thrive on ESPN-branded social media accounts across Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and Facebook. This position will require live social programming and support of multiple sports with a focus on the main ESPN and SportsCenter social accounts.

• 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:
• 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

Required Education
• Bachelor's Degree in journalism, communications, online/multimedia or related field OR a high school diploma and a suitable combination of related training and experience.

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