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Content Producer (Editor, Digital Video)

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Job ID 497913BR Job Location Bristol, Connecticut, United States Category Bristol
Working at ESPN is unlike anything else. That’s because we’re always finding new ways to interact with fans – however and wherever they connect with sports. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.

The ESPN Digital Video team is seeking an editor to create and design content for SportsCenter in the social and digital space.

The ideal candidate will be creative, self-motivated, and proficient in the Adobe edit suite with an eye for creative social design. In addition, they’ll have a deep understanding of what successful content looks like in social media and ideas about how to apply that to ESPN platforms.
Responsibilities The ideal candidate will be creative, self-motivated, and proficient in the Adobe edit suite with an eye for creative social design. In addition, they’ll have a deep understanding of what successful content looks like in social media and ideas about how to apply that to ESPN platforms.
  • Work with Digital Media Producers to create, develop, and produce video elements and special projects using non-linear editing systems – Quantel, Final Cut and After Effects software
  • Participate in strategy meetings to generate ideas and contribute creative concepts to achieve short and long term department and company goals
  • Advanced non-linear editing skills (Quantel, Final Cut, Avid, Premiere, After Effects, etc.)
  • Produces and edits short form content – from idea creation to writing to edit room.
  • Understands how to maximize the latest editing and producing tools to best tell the story.
  • Coordinates with members of the production and technical staffs with direction from Producers and Directors to create informative and entertaining sports content
  • Organizes and evaluates the content for assigned ideas; determines the agendas and flow of assigned projects
  • Able to give constructive feedback to a staff of 5-7 subordinate Associate Producers and Production Assistants who create and develop assigned sports content but are not his/her direct reports
  • Uses data to maximize content creation and drive daily decision making
  • Operates within the context of maximizing distribution and revenue opportunities
  • Produces assigned sports content independently with regular guidance from the responsible Producer and Director
  • Work is reviewed by the responsible Producer and Director at regular intervals and milestones
  • Participates in or develops concepts and content for all platforms
  • Determines the content and focus of each assigned sports element; identifies and follows-up on emerging stories and breaking news
  • Uses mastery of sports knowledge, creativity and news judgment to determine the agenda, concepts and content
Basic Qualifications
  • Detailed technical knowledge required, must have knowledge of what "works" on all platforms, with a digital-first focus, and what is realistic to accomplish in time allotted
  • 4-5 years of experience in media creating and editing content
  • Advanced non-linear editing skills (Quantel, Final Cut, Avid, Premiere, After Effects, etc.)
  • Has a good appreciation of popular culture, e.g., "what's cool" and assists with understanding the tastes of ESPN users
  • Has good production skills related to sporting events
  • Has a good understanding of ESPN's marketing and sales strategies
  • Has an established knowledge of sports and sports history
  • Is a supervisor with good leadership skills
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Good writing, editing and copy editing skills
  • Knowledge of production and video editing in digital environment
  • Understanding of metrics-based decision making
Preferred Qualifications
  • After Effects/Premiere
Required Education
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
Preferred Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree in broadcasting, communications, journalism, or closely related field.
Company Overview
At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

Additional Information
ESPN is an equal opportunity employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.

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