Full Time Job
Lead Preditor (Producer/Editor)
ESPN Production Operations is a unit within the Production division of ESPN Content. Our staff comprises Network Operations, Edit, Studio, Production Control Rooms, Operations Specialists, Facility Resources and Business Operations. Production Operations staffs the operational positions (camera, editing, master control, technical directing, etc.) that support domestic and international studio and event programming and network operations.
The Lead Preditor is an experienced, knowledgeable, and well-versed non-linear editor with a honed craft of video editing, content creation, writing, and producing in a fast-paced sports broadcast atmosphere. The Preditor is expected to be a leader, mentor, and collaborator that will work with various production teams while operating at an advanced level. The ability to work independently and collaborate between departments on key show elements is required. The individual should also have the ability to effectively setup an ENG shoot which would entail professional lighting, camera work and audio recording, though not a required skillset.
• Strong level of operational skills and ability to perform under strict timelines and/or live conditions with little supervision.
• Comprehensive knowledge of broadcast, digital and social methods, workflow, equipment, facility layout, and troubleshooting practices as they relate to editing assignments.
• Operate a wide range of assignments and equipment and technology within assigned editing areas, as indicated by the job title. These include but are not limited to; high profile non-linear edit systems, graphic creation, media management , broadcast routers, technical standards, media restore and ingest systems, After Effects, Photoshop, and Content Enhancement systems.
• Conduct an advanced level of quality control and take corrective actions to ensure and/or enhance products/content.
• Organizational, efficiency and planning skills are required.
• Participation in training programs, (physical, classroom, virtual, etc.) for personal career development, and/or new equipment and/or workflow changes within the operation. Also expected to participate in the training of others and generate training documentation.
• Interpret and understand complex information and disseminate it to proper personnel. Effectively communicate problem solving efforts, results, and resolutions.
• May support the updating of Standard Operating Procedures.
• Identify problems, recommend solutions and/or resolve operational errors and equipment failures.
• Keep abreast of technology and workflows to create accurate and efficient results in specific assignments or future plans.
• Interact productively with counterparts in Operations and closely related support departments. Together, complete the expected assignments based on timelines and pre-determined guidelines.
• Advanced understanding of workflow of other business units, including their impact and/or specific integration with Production Operations.
• Provides quality service to all customers, as defined and assigned by management.
• Provide mentoring and coaching to other staff and/or peers.
• Work independently, manage simultaneous projects, and follow through on assignments.
• Document and/or file reports, as necessary on specific working conditions, equipment status, at the request of management.
• Demonstrates an advanced level of production skillsets including writing, conceptualizing, storytelling, and development of unique projects to drive results.
• Has an advanced, working knowledge of ESPN programming, with the ability to create and produce content for various ESPN productions as necessary.
• A minimum of four years of editing or related experience, college internship or related work in a large market or network level television.
• Ability to edit on a Non-linear system.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced newsroom that requires quick turnaround edits.
• Candidates must have good computer background (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc...) and solid communication skills.
• Demonstrates sound communication with timely follow up and problem solving
• Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
• Flexibility to alter shifts/days off to accommodate projects and departmental objectives.
• Understanding of Production workflows, proven writing and producing skills, and demonstrated ability to deliver on established themes or styles as required.
• Ability to participate in generating new story ideas and execute the work under tight deadlines.
• Final Cut Pro
• After Effects
• Knowledge of ENG lighting, audio and camera setup to include but not limited to: Setting up shoots, audio recording and effective camera usageBilingual in both English and Spanish (Written and Spoken)
• High School Diploma or Equivalent
• Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Studio Production, Journalism, or related field
• Vocational School or related experience
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This position is with ESPN Productions, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call ESPN.
ESPN Productions, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.