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Producer I - Fantasy Sports

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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 :

Coordinates with members of the production and technical staffs to create informative and entertaining sports news programs

Writes scripts, segments and story ideas in conjunction with Talent and other team members for the best possible content.

Organizes and evaluates the content for assigned sports news stories; determines the agendas and flow of assigned sports news stories

Oversees a staff of ten to twelve subordinate Producers, Associate Producers and Production Assistants who create and develop assigned sports news programs

Adjust program content to accommodate breaking news situations; interprets breaking news and translates it into program content

Coordinates with the on-air staff to write accurate and informative stories and content

Operates within the context of defined sports news program concepts, objectives and outcomes

Produces assigned sports news programs independently with regular guidance from the responsible Coordinating Producer

Work is reviewed by the responsible Coordinating Producer at regular intervals and milestones

Participates in or develops concepts and content for assigned sports news stories to reach viewers and to increase ESPN's market penetration, ratings and viewership

Determines the content and focus of each assigned sports news program including the stories comprising the program; identifies and follows-up on emerging stories and breaking news

Uses mastery of sports knowledge and news judgment to determine the agenda, concepts and content of assigned sports news programs

Leads the assigned on-air staff to create and write creative and compelling content for assigned sports news program; participates in or leads the development of most or all of the creative concepts of assigned sports news programs

Basic Qualifications :

Detailed technical knowledge required, must have knowledge of what works on television and what is realistic to accomplish in time allotted for show production

Good writing, especially comedy, and copy editing skills

Has a good appreciation of popular culture, e.g., what's cool and assists with defining the tastes of ESPN's viewers

Has good production skills related to sporting events

Has a good understanding of ESPN's marketing and strategies

Has an established knowledge of sports and sports history

Is an experienced supervisor with good leadership skills

Strong organizational and communication skills

Good writing and copy editing skills

Knowledge of televisions production and video editing in digital and analog environments

Specific knowledge of television production technique used in a digital control room

Preferred Qualifications :

6 years of progressively complex related studio or related production experience

Required Education :

High school diploma or equivalent

Preferred Education :

College degree

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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The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with five business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media.

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