Internship – Spring 2014 – Production (ESPN)

Job Description Company Overview:
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. Headquartered in Bristol, Connecticut, ESPN is 80% owned by ABC, Inc. (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company), and 20% by the Hearst Corporation.

ESPN was founded by Bill Rasmussen and launched on September 7, 1979. Now with over 6,500 employees, each year ESPN televises more than 5,100 live and/or original hours of sports programming. The company’s mission is to serve sports fans. Anytime. Anywhere.

Imagine a career with an organization that brings smiles to millions every day. Imagine working with people whose passion for what they do is simply indescribable. We are The Walt Disney Company, live with a rich legacy of innovation, entertainment, and lifelong memories. With our vast array of both businesses and professionals, you’ll have the opportunity to join a team that’s beloved around the world, and to find out how it feels to love what you do. We invite you to discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you‘ve been looking for.

ESPN, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.
Department Overview:
ESPN’S Production Department consists of three units: Studio Production, Event Production and International Production. Interns may be placed in either Studio or Event Production. The internship position will be involved in several phases of either department, including technical responsibilities such as operating a teleprompter during live programming and content responsibilities such as editing material for air, producing highlight content for air and preparing element reels for use by Event Production Department producers. The internship position could also be involved in joining specific show or sport staffs.

• 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
• 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
• Some positions will require fluency in Spanish and knowledge of multiple cultures and/or historical expertise in specific sports such as soccer, rugby, or cricket.
Basic Qualifications • Elite knowledge of sports, including current athletes, rules and events
• High level of familiarity with ESPN programming, platforms and studio shows
• Must possess demonstrated communication and organization skills and ability to react quickly and positively under a wide variety of production situations
• Demonstrated leadership experience in a professional role, organization or activity
Preferred Qualifications • Experience in sports media, preferably in television production, or involvement with collegiate TV station
• Historical knowledge of US sports
• Familiarity with processes and procedures of a television production department
• Familiarity with server-based media and/or non-linear editing equipment including but not limited to Final Cut Pro and Avid.
• Experience operating a teleprompter
• Experience with editing, screening, logging and/or archiving video
• Familiarity with the sports media landscape, including knowledge of business trends and technologies
• Ability to read and write in Spanish
• Knowledge of multiple cultures and/or historical expertise in specific sports such as soccer, rugby or cricket
Job Posting Industries Television
Additional Information Internship Eligibility:
• Must be enrolled in a U.S. College/University taking at least one class at the time of application and in good academic standing; available for employment within 12 months of the internship. Candidates should be graduating in Spring 2014, Summer 2014 or Fall 2014.
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program. Note: Once you have completed one consecutive year of employment on a Disney internship or program, there must be a minimum 6 month gap before the start of a new internship or program
• Must possess unrestricted work authorization
• Must provide full work availability, which will include nights, weekends and holidays
• Must provide own transportation to/from work
• Current Active Disney cast members must meet Professional Internship transfer guidelines
Program Length:
The length of this internship is 10 weeks, and Interns will work 40 hours per week. The approximate dates of this internship are January 27, 2014-April 4, 2014. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

Subsidized housing is available on a first come, first serve basis for interns who live greater than 50 miles from work location.

Application Deadline:
The deadline to apply for this internship is October 18, 2013.

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Strong candidates may be invited to complete a phone interview. We strongly encourage applicants to print a copy of this role description so they can refer to it in the event they are selected for a phone interview. Note that this role description will not be accessible once the posting is closed on October 18, 2013.
Internship Program Type Professional Internship
Primary Location-City Bristol
Primary Location-State CT
Primary Location-Country US
Auto req ID 133188BR