Programming Coordinator, X Games Content Strategy

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The Programming Coordinator, X Games Content Strategy position supports the overall efforts of the Content Strategy team within the X Games organization. This position will report to the Manager of Content Strategy on the X Games team and will deliver day-to-day digital and social media platform management, execute posting strategies, and become the subject matter expert for action sports and X Games. This position requires expertise in social media and action sports content.
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.

- Day-to-day social media platform management with focus on FacebookR, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Google+, Tumblr and Vine - Develop and execute posting strategy including platform creative, content sourcing, copywriting and executing multiple posts daily on each platform - Assist with live chats and live social posting around all World of X Games programs - Assist on site with content sourcing and execution of social posting for X Games Austin & Aspen - Become the subject matter expert including researching and developing X Games presence on emerging social media platforms - Collaborate with other ESPN social media experts to identify best practices that will enhance the X Games priorities and strategies - Work with the Manager, X Games Content Strategy on other content initiatives as needed - Research action sports content landscape globally, monitoring notable trends and competitive issues including technology in media distribution platforms.
- two years of experience in a professional work setting
- Strong overall action sports knowledge
- Strong understanding of social media platforms
- Familiarity with Photoshop and video editing software
- Strong communication skills.
Additional Qualifications
- Expertise in social media platform content creation
- Knowledge of media distribution trends of the action sports category
- Exceptional action sports knowledge

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