Part-Time BottomLine Associate Editor

Company Name:
The Walt Disney Studios
# Job Description
BottomLine is part of ESPN's Stats & Information Group, and is a constant resource and companion for fans across multiple networks and platforms. Associate Editors will assist with BottomLine production on ESPN's college networks and shows, specifically SEC Network and Longhorn Network, to provide accurate news and other editorial content and context in a live news-and-information production environment.
A critical element to this role is to produce BottomLine content that is factually and statistically accurate. Other responsibilities include basic data-entry, running score alerts, news writing, and affiliated administrative tasks.
Shifts are almost exclusively at night on weekdays, and availability on weekends and holidays is required. The position will average no more than 28 hours per week; the number of hours scheduled varies based on production needs.
Ideal candidates will possess the following traits:
Must be a creative self-starter capable of buying-in to a vision and understanding that leadership is not a position-based trait.
A comprehensive and inclusive communication style that reaches across groups and job levels is essential.
Strong news/content judgment.
Knowledge of ESPN policies and procedures
Knowledge of sports research methods, as well as how to locate (and when to trust) relevant editorial Web resources.
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
Interact on deadline with content decision makers within and outside of the BottomLine (e.g. News Editors; show producers) to ensure the BottomLines are consistent with all editorial directions and treatments.
Become proficient in the use of the BottomLine computer programs and regularly conceive ideas about how best to utilize the systems to deliver content to viewers. Innovation is at the heart of BottomLine's mission, so the ideal candidate is always striving to advance and improve BottomLine processes to better serve viewers and enhance time-spent viewing.
Foster and actively engage in a team-first environment by communicating openly and honestly, and providing timely, balanced feedback to teammates.
Understand, implement and contribute to all BottomLine policies and procedures to ensure consistent content output. Recommend ideas or courses of action that maximize efficiency and productivity in the group while furthering ESPN priorities.
# Basic Qualifications
Significant, broad-based sports knowledge on a variety of sports
Strong grammar and writing skills
Night, weekend and holiday work required
# Preferred Qualifications
Excellent overall college sports knowledge
Demonstrated proficiency in working on collaborative teams that hit deadlines and achieve objectives
Experience working with sports content and storylines via TV, radio, newspaper or notable sports blog
Experience working in the public relations or marketing department of a college or minor league or professional sports team
1+ years' experience working with statistics in an online, television or print media environment
Experience in television/video production
Academic project focused on sports journalism, sports business or sports statistics
Experience working with statistics in an online, television or print media environment
Experience in sports news production with an emphasis on the graphic interpretation of news events
Professional experience in following and shaping stories at all stages of development
# Required Education
High School diploma or equivalent
# 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.
Job Posting Title: Part-Time BottomLine Associate Editor
Preferred Education: College degree or equivalent
Job Posting Industries: Television
Primary Location-City: Bristol
Primary Location-State: CT
Primary Location-Country: US
Auto req ID: 180240BR

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