Production Assistant (Content Associate Program)

Oct 06, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
The Content Associate Program is a premiere program to identify and develop the next generation of Production leaders at ESPN. It's our entry-level program intended to grow participants' production skills and knowledge and provide them with a foundation to progress throughout the organization. The program is intended to provide a clear career path, defined performance expectations and structured learning and development opportunities for ESPN's future leaders.

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.

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

* Must possess demonstrated communication and organization skills, and ability to react quickly and positively under a wide variety of production situations

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

* Demonstrated leadership experience in a professional role, organization or activity

* A minimum of 1 year in television production, collegiate TV station, or related experience.

* High School Diploma or Equivalent

* Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's degree in related field or its equivalent

* Supports Coordinating Producers, Producers, Highlight Producers and Associate Producers with the production of live or taped studio shows and/or remote events

* Screens games and selects shots for highlights

* Creates shot sheets for assigned highlights

* Screens, logs, transcribes and clips footage for events; organizes head shot and melt reels

* Cuts show elements, such as video b-roll, highlights, teases selects materials for bumps and roll-outs

* Operates studio teleprompter system

* Perform crew functions as needed during productions and assist in location productions

* Provides timely, accurate and complete delivery of multimedia elements and publishes to various platforms

* Coordinate graphics for assigned studio telecasts or remote events

* Develops relationships with our various international networks to obtain material to support show needs; leverages US-based and international libraries and highlight-gathering operation to support international show needs

* Screens videotapes and/or servers and conducts research in the media asset management system to obtain material for the preparation of production elements

* Logs and archives video and associated data for future use

* Ensures suitability of footage for ESPN Authenticated Networks in real time

* Maintains updated production manuals and element reels; assists in preparation for events, including shipping materials

* Researches, writes and disseminates ideas for future content elements on ESPN platforms

* May be called upon to run social media accounts for ESPN shows and properties

* Accountable for strict adherence to established Production department procedures