Full Time Job

Production Assistant


Austin, TX 08-06-2022
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

Position Summary:

ESPN Next is the company's recruitment and development program focused on building a Production Assistant workforce empowered to contribute creativity, diversity and insight to our content, our culture and our business. The Production Assistant will be assigned a month of training and then transition into two specific production areas in six-month intervals for a 13 month program. Throughout the entirety of the program, the Production Assistant will help produce creative content for various ESPN platforms while also participating in a cohort curriculum that includes workshops, group project, networking, and volunteering.


Support content creation for various properties both domestic and international; including SportsCenter and other studio shows, live events for professional and college sports, and features.

Daily responsibilities will vary based on rotation; ranging from running teleprompter, screening and logging games/events, producing highlights, researching video content for various shows, and live event support.

Provide timely, accurate and complete delivery of multimedia content and publish to various platforms.

Edit video elements and research video content for various studio shows/networks.

Coordinate graphics for assigned studio telecasts or remote events

Log and archive video and associated data for future use

Produce elements such as teases, opens, and montages for various shows and live events.

Support live events by gathering video and sponsorship elements for broadcasts.

Participation in extensive development curriculum based on workshops/seminars

Participation in group project that will expose employees to ESPN Business Segments and Leaders


Strong overall knowledge of multiple sports; including teams, players, and rules.

Ability to identify and cultivate compelling storylines for various platforms 

Must possess strong communication and organization skills

Ability to react quickly and positively under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment

Ability to work nights, early mornings, weekends, and holidays

Preferred Qualifications:

A minimum of one year experience in sports media, preferably in television production, or involvement with collegiate TV station

Awareness of social media trends and relevant platforms

Self-starting attitude and team-oriented work ethic

Familiarity with server-based media and/or non-linear editing equipment

Leadership experience in a professional role, organization or activity

Knowledge of international sports a plus 

Fluency in Spanish, with the ability to speak and write in both English and Spanish

Required Education:

High School Diploma or equivalent

Preferred Education:

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r72yv9-3-238-199-4-42 in your application.

Company Profile

ESPN, Inc. is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment entity featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities.