Internship – Spring 2014 – Production Operations

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 Production Operations is a unit within the Production division of ESPN Content. Our staff comprises Network Control, Content Edit, Studio Operations, Production Control Rooms, Facility Resources and Business Operations. In addition to Operational roles, we also have specialists in Resource Project Coordination, Business Administration and more. Though we staff many traditional roles in the television industry, our work is produced and then converted into many formats for different distribution on platforms such as mobile phones, iPad, Video on Demand, .com and other digital carriers.

Production Operations Internship position will be involved in technical operating positions in all phases of television for domestic and/or international production. The roles include, but are not limited to: server based non-linear edit, Master Control, videotape and/or media record and play out, studio cameras, video shading and more.

  • Operating positions may include all phases of television for domestic and/or international production

• Roles include but are not limited to: server based non-linear edit, Master Control, media record and play out, studio cameras, video shading and more.
• Candidates must maintain knowledge of television standards and information, operating systems, broadcast equipment, signal flow and distribution and applicable ESPN Standard Operating Procedures.
• Other administrative duties often include daily shift reporting and required participation at periodic staff meetings.
Basic Qualifications • Hands on experience in Final Cut Pro, Avid or other studio or edit systems
• Campus control room operations and/or previous internship in operations
• Basic understanding of all TV Production equipment and technology within assigned operating areas, which may include but not be limited to; VTRs, server based recording/playback devices and related software applications, master control switchers and related equipment, production switchers and/or audio boards.
• Solid written communication skills and computer literacy
Preferred Qualifications • Strong interest and desire in pursuing a career in an operations role
• Communications, television production and/or electronic journalism background
• Ability to read and write in Spanish
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.

Recommendation – Print This Role Description:
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 132451BR