ESPN, Inc. Project-Assistant Editor - Social in Bristol, Connecticut

Working in social media at ESPN is unlike anything else. Each day you’ll be challenged to blend creativity, sports knowledge, and journalistic instincts to produce industry-leading content seen by millions of sports fans. Collaboration, innovation, effort, and fun are at the core of this team and every day is game day.

ESPN is seeking a Project, Assistant Editor, Social Media who will assist in using social media production and strategy to drive consumption. This hybrid editor/producer position will require real-time social programming and helping senior level colleagues with social content production. The ideal candidate will be able to thrive in a team environment with a flexible work schedule and an unquenchable thirst for learning.

This is a 12 month Project Role.

Responsibilities :

  • Perform a wide variety of tasks to assist in shaping, creating, and distributing content on ESPN social media platforms

  • Generate new ideas for social community building and account growth

  • Support senior-level colleagues to make social content and copy compelling and platform-appropriate

  • Regularly use social data to learn and inform content decisions

  • Sports happen on nights, weekends, and holidays and those shifts will be regular and required in this position

Basic Qualifications :

  • 1+ years’ experience in social media or a closely related field

  • Fundamental content creation skills in either social writing, photo editing, or video editing

  • Sound knowledge of the sports landscape, including current athletes, rules, and events

  • Demonstrated communication and organization skills

  • Appreciation for and understanding of internet pop culture

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience using video editing software (e.g. Final Cut, Premiere)

  • Experience using photo editing software (e.g. Photoshop, InDesign)

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, communications, online/multimedia or related field OR a high school diploma and a suitable combination of related training and experience.

Additional Information :

Relocation assistance is not provided for this role

Job ID: 605860BR

Location: Bristol,Connecticut

Job Posting Company: Media Networks