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Project Assistant Editor

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ESPN, Inc.
Project Assistant Editor
Job Description The Project Assistant Editor will focus on effectively updating and editing content on a variety of ESPN platforms including WatchESPN, ESPN3 and Video Syndication. Other responsibilities may include learning how to create and deliver content offerings for Apple TV, Roku, X Box 360, X Box 1 and Edger TV. This person will be responsible for updating and maintaining these products in real time around breaking news plus daily and nightly live events.
ESPN, Inc., The Worldwide Leader in Sports, is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities. Headquartered in Bristol, Connecticut, ESPN is 80% owned by ABC, Inc. (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company), and 20% by the Hearst Corporation.
ESPN was founded by Bill Rasmussen and launched on September 7, 1979. Now with over 6,500 employees, each year ESPN televises more than 5,100 live and/or original hours of sports programming. The company's mission is to serve sports fans. Anytime. Anywhere.
Responsibilities o Successful candidate will be trained to operate Scribe for edit purposes and replacement of content to adhere to ESPN Rights and Clearances.
o Will be trained to understand policies and procedures for video content including AP and ESPN style guides.
o Ability to work without direct supervision and communicate daily/weekly tasks via written content plans.
o Has a strong understanding of the integration process between departments in Digital Media.
o Accountable for strict adherence to established ESPN video production procedures and a strong understanding of content rights.
Basic Qualifications o Minimum of 6 months experience in media or radio company.
o Basic problem-solving and organizational skills.
Preferred Qualifications o Successful candidate will have experience working in a deadline driven newsroom-style environment
o Above-average and varied sports knowledge.
o Ability to apply sports knowledge to recognize news and the most relevant score-driven results.
o Team player able to multitask in a fast-paced sports news environment.
o Proven communication, grammar and organizational skills.
o Able to work a flexible schedule.
Preferred Education Bachelor Degree in a related field (Journalism, Communications, Digital Media, etc)
Required Education HS Diploma or equivalent
Job Posting Industries Television
Additional Information Imagine a career with an organization that brings smiles to millions every day. Imagine working with people whose passion for what they do is simply indescribable. We are The Walt Disney Company, live with a rich legacy of innovation, entertainment, and lifelong memories. With our vast array of both businesses and professionals, you'll have the opportunity to join a team that's beloved around the world, and to find out how it feels to love what you do. We invite you to discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you've been looking for.
ESPN is an equal opportunity employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.
Primary Location-City Bristol
Primary Location-State CT
Primary Location-Country US
Auto req ID 175557BR

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