Production, Social Media Internship - ESPN - Spring 2017

Oct 06, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
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.

We Are???

The New and Next team works directly with Studio and Remote Production teams to produce, communicate, and inform ESPN on social content

What You Bring to the Role:

* Experience in sports media, preferably in television production, or involvement with collegiate TV station

* Elite knowledge of sports, including current athletes, rules and events

* Familiarity with server-based media and/or non-linear editing equipment including but not limited to Final Cut Pro and Avid

* High level of familiarity with ESPN programming, platforms and studio shows

* Must possess strong writing and copyediting skills in addition to creative, out of the box thinking and solid news judgment

* Elite knowledge of social media, including a mastery of trends and verbiage on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat

* Enrolled as a junior, senior or graduate student in an accredited college/university in the semester prior to the internship

A Day in the Life:

* Crafts tweets and Facebook posts to support news responsibilities and social TV integrations

* Creates Photoshop images for posting on various social media platforms

* Work with Producers and Production Assistants to understand the strategies behind posting on ESPN social platforms

* Pulls pertinent tweets and sends them to the TV News Desk to support show needs

* Builds Twitter lists, Facebook lists, and other informational social support systems

* Research new technologies and uses of social media to enhance ESPN shows

* Assist in the daily reporting of big projects and successes from day on social

* Clipping off special show segments for daily postings on the shows respective YouTube channels

* Work to identify which third party social platforms could be a partner for ESPN in the future

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