Production Assistant

ESPN Next is the company’s recruitment and development program focused on building a Production Assistant workforce empowered to contribute creativity, diversity and insight to our content, our culture and our business. The Production Assistant will be assigned a month of training and then transition into assignments within content during the 18-month program. Throughout the entirety of the program, the Production Assistant will help produce creative content for various ESPN platforms while also participating in a cohort curriculum that includes workshops, group project, networking, and volunteering.
Responsibilities :
  • Support content creation for various properties both domestic and international; including SportsCenter and other studio shows, live events for professional and college sports, and features.
  • Daily responsibilities will vary based on rotation; ranging from running teleprompter, screening and logging games/events, producing highlights, researching video content for various shows, and live event support.
  • Provide timely, accurate and complete delivery of multimedia content and publish to various platforms.
  • Edit video elements and research video content for various studio shows/networks.
  • Coordinate graphics for assigned studio telecasts or remote events
  • Log and archive video and associated data for future use
  • Produce elements such as teases, opens, and montages for various shows and live events.
  • Support live events by gathering video and sponsorship elements for broadcasts.
  • Participation in extensive development curriculum based on workshops/seminars
  • Participation in group project that will expose employees to ESPN Business Segments and Leaders

Basic Qualifications :
  • Strong overall knowledge of multiple sports; including teams, players, and rules.
  • Ability to identify and cultivate compelling storylines for various platforms
  • Must possess strong communication and organization skills
  • Ability to react quickly and positively under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work nights, early mornings, weekends, and holidays

Preferred Qualifications :
  • A minimum of one year experience in sports media, preferably in content creation
  • Awareness of social media trends and relevant platforms
  • Self-starting attitude and team-oriented work ethic
  • Familiarity with server-based media and/or non-linear editing equipment
  • Leadership experience in a professional role, organization or activity
  • Knowledge of international sports a plus
  • 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
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