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 Content Producer Digital Video is responsible for short form video creation as well as managing a team of others in the process. They will lead daily ideas meetings. They are responsible for driving content decision based on data and ensuring the biggest stories of the day are covered in an accurate and entertaining fashion. The content producer works with on-air personalities to drive the content of the elements where necessary. They need to be flexible in their thought process to not only demonstrate creativity, but they need to be able to adjust to developing news stories. The content producer also needs to be aware of social and digital distribution mechanisms to maximize content reach.
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
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
Experience / Skills
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
Has a minimum of 5 years of practical multimedia Production or related experience.
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
High School Diploma or equivalent
Bachelor’s Degree in broadcasting, communications, journalism, or closely related field.
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