ESPN Rhoden Fellowship, 2019/2020Apply Now for this job: ESPN Rhoden Fellowship, 2019/2020
The Undefeated, the premier platform for exploring the intersections of race, sports and culture. We enlighten and entertain with innovative storytelling, original reporting and provocative commentary. We are not conventional, and never boring.
A day in the life:
The Rhoden Fellows will report on the many facets of life on historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), essentially answering the question: What is it like to be an HBCU student in the 21st century?
The fellows will serve as on-campus correspondents and will be expected to produce daily, weekly and monthly multi-media content for The Undefeated. This will include weekly conference calls, and participating behind-the-scene work at various athletic conferences and events, such as the Sun Belt Basketball tournament in New Orleans, the Big 12 football championship and basketball tournament, the NCAA Final Four and the NFL Combine and Draft. Students will also produce and edit a weekly podcast about sports and HBCU culture.
A major feature of the Rhoden Fellows program will be the creation of an annual high profile symposium to discuss a major issue. The Rhoden Fellows will play a major role in selecting the symposium topic and putting on the event. The symposium will be held in the Summer of 2020.
What you WILL NEED TO bring to the role:
- Proficiency in storytelling on multimedia platforms
- Journalism experience as a writer and/or reporter
- Extensive interest in – and knowledge about – sports, pop culture and current events as it relates to communities of color
- Interest in all phases of the sports industry including sports journalism, design, editing, sales and public relations
- Experience using tools such as Wordpress and Photoshop
- Social media savvy
- Experience in shooting and editing video
- Enrolled as a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student in an accredited HBCU in the semester prior to the internship and enrolled in classes throughout the fall and spring portion of the Fellowship
- Must be enrolled in a college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship and enrolled in class throughout the fall and spring portion of the Fellowship
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.
- Must possess unrestricted work authorization
Program Dates: The approximate dates are August 20, 2019 – August 16, 2020. Interns will work up to a maximum of 10 hours per week throughout the academic year and 40 hours per week for 10 weeks in the summer (June 8 – August 15, 2020).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 ESPN Productions, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call ESPN.
ESPN Productions, Inc. 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.