Digital Video/Social Assoc Producer I (YouTube)

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Job Summary:

The Digital/Social Associate Producer I Digital/YouTube is tasked with the production and editing of trending video content on ESPN-branded channels across social and ESPN Digital Platforms. This role requires a commanding knowledge of digital media distribution and content creation. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and constantly innovating their approach to content technically, tactically, and creatively.

This position will require a night shift; typically 2p-11p and may include weekends/holidays.


  • Become a subject matter expert on the ESPN Digital Platforms and apply that expertise to expand reach, engagement, and distribution of content.
  • Participate with teams internally and externally in the creation and distribution of content that best activates new audiences.
  • Work with Digital Media Producers to create, develop, and produce video elements and special projects
  • Experience in editing content, specific to the needs and specs for multiple social media platforms.
  • Has a good appreciation of popular culture and assists with understanding the tastes of ESPN users.
  • An understanding and of how sports fans are consuming content on mobile devices.
  • Help create and maintain content plans for specific sports, topics and/or priorities
  • Track production schedules and assets, ensuring that established deadlines are met.
  • Maintain proficiency and knowledge in latest trends, technology and best practices for digital video content.Maintain proficiency and knowledge in latest trends and best practices for video distribution on YouTube and ESPN Platforms.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum two years of combined media experience with a focus on digital media production.
  • Demonstrated experience with digital media revenue models and programmatic advertising.
  • Masterful understanding of Search Engine Optimization methods and data analytics to inform content decisions.
  • Experience creating and programming video content, and publishing to live streams
  • Strong base of current sports knowledge, including teams, players and storylines
  • Understand and follow closely the latest in social media trends.
  • Excellent headline writing skills; an understanding of optimal tactics for social distribution.
  • Strong understanding of core characteristics of "viral" content
  • Ability to work quickly and juggle multiple varied tasks during a typical work day

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced non-linear editing skills (Quantel, Final Cut, Avid, Premiere, After Effects, etc.).
  • Experience producing for large-scale YouTube and/or Media channel(s)
  • Experience in editing content, specific to the needs and specs for multiple social media platforms.
  • Experience working in a mobile-first content environment
  • Experience managing social media accounts for large audiences.
  • Experience working with a variety of digital content management systems
  • Strong presentation skills

Required Education

  • High School diploma or equivalent

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in media related field