Coordinating Content Editor
ESPN - Bristol, CT

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ESPN Production Operations is a unit within the Production division of ESPN Content. Our staff comprises Network Control, Content Edit, Studio Operations, Production Control Rooms, Facility Resources and Business Operations. We also have specialists in Resource Project Coordination, Business Administration and more. Though we staff many traditional roles in the television industry, our work is produced and then converted into many formats for different distribution on platforms such as mobile phones, iPads, Video on Demand, .com and other digital carriers.

The Coordinating Content Editor will have exceptional level of operational skills and abilities in the use of all broadcast equipment and technology within assigned operating areas, including but not limited to; HD/SD non-linear edit systems, VTRs, broadcast routers, media management process and applications, technical standards, etc.

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
Highly developed knowledge of broadcast methods of measuring audio and video signals to ensure quality control of ESPN endorsed standards on all operations. Daily editing on the Quantel non-linear edit system for all daily and seasonal programming. Create and apply compelling content utilizing advance editing techniques adherent to the Quantel and ancillary programs and devices. Provide mentoring to peers from Content Edit as well as other groups within ESPN. Identify and manage projects within the group to enhance the team and department as a whole. Understanding of workflow of other business units, including their impact and/or specific integration with Production Operations. Advanced problem solving and troubleshooting techniques and effective communication to best convey the issues necessary for resolution. Organizational, efficiency and planning skills are required. Participation in training programs, (physical, classroom, virtual, etc.) for self-career development and/or regarding any relevant equipment and workflow changes within the operation. Expected to train others in operational areas and generate training documentation. Also, may be asked to influence training programs & timelines for staff development. Must be adept at interpreting and understanding complex information and have the ability to communicate it to others in a more simplistic format. Participation in required administrative tasks including, but not limited to, the effective utilization of all ESPN software based applications (such as time entry, travel and expense filing,) and daily shift reporting. All employees are expected to embrace company initiatives including town and/or departmental meetings, upward feedback performance management applications and employee surveys.

Basic Qualifications
A minimum of 6 years of practical TV Production or related experience. Must demonstrate ability to perform tasks under tight deadlines, work independently and manage simultaneous projects. Solid communication skills. Non-Linear editing. Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays. Flexibility to alter shifts/days off to accommodate projects and departmental objectives.

Preferred Qualifications
Highly developed knowledge of all TV Production equipment and technology within assigned operating areas, including but not limited to; non-linear edit systems, VTRs, broadcast routers, media management process and applications, technical standards, etc. Candidates must have good computer background (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc...)

Preferred Education
A College or Technical School degree in communications, electronics, television production or related field.

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, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.

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