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Assistant Editor Social Media

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ESPN, Inc.

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Assistant Editor, Social Media

ESPN, Inc.



Job #622158434

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.

ESPN social editor/producers oversee the daily creation and curation of content for the 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 an assortment of content types (text, video, audio, photo) in order to collaborate successfully in identifying and/or developing up-to-the-minute content.

Responsibilities :

Identify engaging user-generated content (UGC) that will resonate with wider audiences.

Help create and maintain content plans for specific topics and/or priorities

Track production schedules and assets, ensuring that established deadlines are met.

Ensure that writing style is consistent with editorial policies; edit and enhance copy.

Engage internal content partners to ensure the best creation, sharing and distribution of viral content

Maintain proficiency and knowledge in latest trends, technology and best practices for short-form content, especially on social media

Maintain proficiency and knowledge in latest trends and best practices for visual storytelling

Edit multiple content objects on a daily basis. These will include video, photo, managing an overall style and voice, and working with subject matter experts for specific content types.

Sports takes place on nights, weekends and holidays -- and those shifts will be regular and required.

Basic Qualifications :

1-2 years working in a media environment, creating and managing content, and publishing to live streams.

Strong base of current sports knowledge, including teams, players and storylines

Strong understanding and appreciation of news and story play.

Excellent headline writing skills, an understanding of optimal tactics for content distribution.

Ability to create and tell stories in a fast-paced, highly competitive environment.

Work quickly and juggle multiple varied tasks during a typical work day.

Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications :

After Effects/Premiere/Photoshop 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 communication arts, journalism or new media or equivalent combination of education experience.

Company Overview :

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

Additional Information :

Relocation assistance is not provided for this role

ESPN is an equal opportunity employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.

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Updated 04/06/2018

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Company Profile
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. Sports media assets include ESPN on ABC, six domestic cable television networks (ESPN, launched in 1979; ESPN2; ESPN Classic; ESPNEWS; ESPN Deportes; ESPNU), ESPN HD and ESPN2 HD (high-definition simulcast services of ESPN and ESPN2, respectively), ESPN Regional Television, ESPN International (31 international networks and syndication), ESPN Radio,, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Enterprises, ESPN Zones (sports-themed restaurants licensed by ESPN), and other growing new businesses including (Broadband), ESPN Mobile Properties (wireless), ESPN On Demand, ESPN Interactive and ESPN PPV. Based in Bristol, Ct., ESPN is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc., which is an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. The Hearst Corporation holds a 20 percent interest in ESPN.

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