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Programming Coordinator

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Job ID 495566BR Job Location Bristol, Connecticut, United States Category Bristol
The Programming Coordinator supports the ESPN College sports team on the day-to-day scheduling, acquisition and management of Collegiate Olympic sports, NCAA Championships and high school sports strategy; Contributes to the strategic scheduling of that content across all ESPN networks and platforms to maximize viewership and revenue; Works collaboratively across all ESPN departments and with external rights holders to fulfill contracts and achieve established company/team priorities and goals.

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.


Responsibilities
  • Assists in strategic scheduling of all collegiate Olympic sports programming, NCAA Championships, and High School sports, including direct oversight of the construction and maintenance of certain specific program schedules
  • Supports the Senior Director in the acquisition of programming for ESPN networks and platforms working closely with conference partners and external rights holders
  • Handle NCS work for assigned sports properties, including ratings, scheduling, APF’s, etc.
  • Work hand-in-hand with Marketing, Production and Communications to forge and implement effective promotional and social media strategies
  • Prepare schedules which track competitive sports programming
  • Provides strategic and analytical support to Programming Management regarding the on-air placement of current and future programming
  • Work as a member of the Programming Department at large to contribute to the overall scheduling strategy for the company across platforms.
  • Create presentations and assist in prep work as assigned
  • Proactively contribute innovative ideas to continue to grow our business
Basic Qualifications
  • Two years of experience in a professional work setting
  • Strong overall sports knowledge and of College Sports specifically
  • Proficient computer skills, emphasis on Microsoft Office suite and current social media platforms
  • General knowledge of the sports media industry
  • Strong communication skills. Highly organized and efficient person
Preferred Qualifications
  • Two years of work experience in the sports media industry, television programming and/or professional or college sports
  • General familiarity with reading and comprehending legal contracts
  • General familiarity with media and footage rights
  • General familiarity with TV and digital audience measurement
  • Knowledge of NCS system a plus
Required Education
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, business, sports management or a 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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