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Job ID 677521BR Job Location Bristol, Connecticut, United States Category ESPN
Job Summary:
The Digital Audio Producer will be responsible for development and production of audio podcast content for specific titles and/or genres. The Digital Audio Producer works daily with the Digital Audio Content leadership team, staff, and talent, as well as internal and external content and distribution partners. This person will be involved in both short and long-range content strategy and planning of the show. The Digital Audio Producer communicates daily expectations and delivers feedback to talent and staff, and may oversee and manage direct reports. Responsibilities will include related operational tasks and assignments.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops, enhances, and advances specific story ideas and concepts both in daily productions and for long term planning. Understands and executes ESPN content priorities in planning shows and integrating with other ESPN platforms; regularly leads podcast production.
  • Demonstrates strong understanding of production principles designed to drive consumption including but not limited to podcast downloads. Some shows may also have video components.
  • Supervises the compiling and editing of materials necessary for production on all relevant platforms. Works in collaboration with colleagues in similar ESPN productions in the development of compelling cross-promotional content.
  • Must have strong understanding of how to operate audio hardware, software, and facilities.
  • Maintains thorough knowledge of relevant sports stories and newsmakers; books relevant guests for program appearances accordingly.
  • Will assist in the recruitment and development of studio talent. Provides creative and editorial guidelines to on-air commentators in order to enrich quality of content.
  • Will work with sales and marketing teams to ensure placement of commercials and any relevant on-air promotional announcements. Will also contribute ideas for sales opportunities.
  • Must have strong skills in the area of social media/listener engagement. Producer will develop overall audience development strategy for the show in concert with the marketing team. Coordinates with marketing team, around key events, from planning to execution.
  • Participate in meetings/directives from ESPN Audio Content Leadership as needed.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in podcast or sports radio production.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with podcast production is preferred.
  • Sports radio experience preferred.

Required Education

  • High School diploma or equivalent

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications or equivalent
About ESPN:

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. Every day we’re doing things that no one has done, all in a dynamic culture where we defy odds and continuously outdo ourselves. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.

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 with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. 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 ABC Radio Networks Assets, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call ESPN.

ABC Radio Networks Assets, LLC 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 fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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