ESPN, Inc. ACC Network - Associate Editor, Social in Charlotte, North Carolina

The ESPN social team is a group of hard-working, sports-loving individuals who are dedicated to bringing fans the best in social content. If you are creative, collaborative, and passionate about sports, you will love your role on this team. We believe in the respectful challenging of ideas (vs. people) and strive to create an environment that allows for both serious journalism and lighthearted fun.

ESPN Associate Editor Social will oversee the daily creation and curation of content for a variety of ESPN-branded social media accounts, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Editors must be able to develop unique and compelling content that will thrive in mobile/social environments. They must have or develop an awareness of the operations of multiple ESPN units, as well as skillsets against multiple content types (text, video, and photo) in order to collaborate successfully in identifying and/or developing up-to-the-minute content.

ACCN (ACC Network) is ESPN’s newest multi-platform network launching August 2019. Showcasing 27 varsity sports from the Atlantic Coast Conference, ACCN will super-serve ACC fans like never before by shining a spotlight on the conference that’s earned 471 national titles, its rivalries and traditions. In addition to football and basketball, ACCN will feature live games and extensive coverage of lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, softball, baseball and more along with ACC Championships. Original content and studio shows will provide fans inside access, analysis and storytelling all year long. ACC student-athletes, the universities, fans and ACCN employees alike are integral to building this network through innovation and excellence.

The Atlantic Coast Conference was established in 1953 and consists of 15 member institutions: Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Georgia Tech, Florida State, NC State, Syracuse, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, Notre Dame (excluding football), Pittsburgh, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest. 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.

Responsibilities :

  • Helps create and maintain content plans for specific windows of coverage and sport event priorities.

  • Generates new ideas for social media posts and executes against them from start to finish.

  • Participates in ensuring that writing style is consistent with editorial policies; edits and enhances social copy.

  • Supports internal and external resources to make content compelling and comprehensive on social media

  • Applies fundamental ingenuity, creativity and analytical skills to assignments.

  • Editorial decisions are guided by a defined editorial policy and overall strategy and you will be expected to adhere to both.

  • Work is subject to close scrutiny and is closely supervised and reviewed for timeliness, clarity, accuracy and adherence to established procedures.

  • Works with supervising editors and peers to determine whether or when social media posts are warranted.

  • Contributes to creating competitive, forward-looking and comprehensive coverage.

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

Basic Qualifications :

  • 2+ years’ experience in media, journalism or related field

  • Has basic editorial judgment, competent writing and editing skills, and is able to balance conflicting priorities and demands.

  • Has an understanding and a familiarity with social media programming.

  • Has a basic appreciation of popular culture and contributes to an understanding of the tastes of ESPN’s fans

Preferred Qualifications :

  • After Effects/Premiere/Photoshop experience

  • Video editing experience

  • Experience working with a variety of digital content management systems

  • Understand and follow closely the latest in social media trends

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.

Job ID: 605162BR

Location: Charlotte,North Carolina

Job Posting Company: Media Networks