The Producer position is responsible for the creative direction of assigned remote sports telecasts, as well as on-site management and administration of those telecasts/productions. The Producer could be assigned to an array of remote sports productions and works under the direction of Coordinating Producers and in conjunction with Remote/Event Operations to plan and oversee the execution of those telecasts. This position is also responsible for working in conjunction with various other ESPN internal department and external entities, partners, vendors and freelancers to enhance and execute ESPNs televised events.
Provides creative, budgetary, personnel and administrative direction for all aspects of on-site production of assigned telecasts
Is accountable for the content quality, budget performance of assigned on-site remote telecasts of assigned sports events; tracks and reports on production schedules and budgets for assigned telecasts
For assigned sports/events, plans and coordinates the full scope of remote producing activities of a large full time, temporary and/or matrixed staff of producers and other professionals accountable for program development and production; directs Producers, Associate Producers and Production Assistants in all aspects of the remote productions
May suggest new concepts for assigned sports/remote telecasts; enhances the current philosophy, line-up and continuity of assigned telecasts; reviews and determines the look and feel of assigned telecasts; participates in the design and implementation of innovative graphics for assigned sports/productions
Pre-production activities include: evaluating the proposed venue; directing the on-site production arrangements for assigned sports remote telecasts; establishing production schedules up to and through the event; establishing the format and sequence of events for the live broadcast; with the assigned director, determining the technical needs of each assigned remote telecast; oversees and controls the flow of production assets for assigned sports productions
On-site management activities include: leading the moment-to-moment editorial direction of the content of each assigned remote telecast as regards, show content, storylines, replay angles, graphic content, and announcer / commentator information; oversees the activities of assigned remote telecast production crews; resolving security challenges, determining how/when to incorporate late-breaking news into assigned remote telecasts
Live event responsibilities include: making and overseeing the implementation of all production-related decisions at the venue before and during the event, e.g., how, when and what information to communicate to talent for optimum pacing and content, instant replays during breaks in action, application of graphics, whether or not to do post-event interviews and with whom
Ensures the integration of assigned live remote sports telecasts with those of other sports broadcast by ESPN’s networks
Directs the conduct of research on sports information to obtain materials necessary for the production of assigned sports events
Basic Qualifications :
Valid Driver’s License
Has an established ability to create and produce compelling sports news remote telecast and live events; generates and executes assigned remote productions, from concept to execution
Has an established mastery of the sports production processes and the ability to produce assigned sports/events
Has a working knowledge of real-time sports productions and graphics
Has established currency regarding technological advances in animation, video editing and graphics
Has and applies considerable knowledge of what story ideas and concepts to use for assigned telecasts
Typically has 6 years of progressively complex related remote or related sports production experience
Has a good appreciation of popular culture, e.g., “what’s cool” and assists with defining the tastes of ESPN’s viewers
Has a good understanding of ESPN’s market positioning and strategies
Has good knowledge of sports and sports history
Preferred Qualifications :
Previous Supervisory experience.
Required Education :
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Preferred Education :
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