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Lead Preditor (Producer/Editor)


Working at ESPN is unlike anything else. That’s because we’re always finding new ways to interact with fans – however and wherever they connect with sports. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.
​Production Operations is a division of Programming and Production consisting of several groups: Network Control, PCR, Studio, and Edit. Production Operations staffs the operational positions (camera, video editing, master control, technical directing, etc.) that support domestic studio, international studio, event programming and network operations.
​Minimum 4 years editing for television production in a large market/network level newsroom. The 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. The candidate should be flexible with scheduling having the flexibility to alter shifts and/or days off to accommodate projects and departmental objectives with an ability to work nights, weekends and holidays as necessary. Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates leadership and advanced operating skills which may include: non-linear video editing, adding of graphics, media management, use of broadcast routers, archival and restoration of media, use of the Adobe Suite for content enhancement techniques (including: After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere and Audition), audio mixing and writing scripts for pieces. These are expected for productions both on and off site.
  • Individual demonstrates an advanced level of production skillsets including writing, conceptualizing, storytelling and development of unique projects to drive results.
  • Conducts advanced levels of quality control and corrective action to enhance the ESPN product.
  • Expected to fully comprehend applicable SOPs and subsequent workflows for assigned areas.
  • Participate in and support the creative development of key production show elements. Ability to write and produce assigned teases, features and cover stories as necessary.
  • Advanced knowledge of specific workflows for identifying, then resolving operational errors or equipment failure.
  • Has an advanced, working knowledge of ESPN programming, with the ability to create and produce content for various ESPN productions as necessary.
  • Expected to file reports, as necessary, on specific working conditions, equipment status, and personal development at the request of management.
  • Individual should have skillsets to train others as needed. It is also required to complete training follow-up documentation as necessary.
  • Expected to continually develop knowledge and operational skills to enhance daily contributions within your role.
  • Required to complete administrative functions such as daily equipment usage, time entry, time off and expense filing as necessary.

Analysis/Problem Solving/Decision Making

  • Embraces new technology and workflows.
  • Complies with departmental standard operating procedures and policies.
  • Expected to identify problems and recommend solutions.
  • Understanding of current technology, awareness of new technology and general workflow knowledge to create accurate and efficient results in specific assignments or future plans.
  • Assigned to operational roles and expected to report on system status for specific area.
  • Individual will support the updating of procedures for specific areas as necessary.
  • Demonstrates sound communication with timely follow-up, analysis or problem solving with regard to operational areas and systems


  • Expected to interact productively with counterparts in operations and closely related support departments.
  • Communicates regularly with direct Supervisor and/or Manager in compliance with departmental guidelines.
  • Regularly document progress of goals and objectives online within the Performance Management system.
  • Provide quality service in assigned area to all production counterparts, as defined and assigned by management.
  • Expected to provide mentoring to other staff and peers.
  • Document and report to your supervisor on operational, personal or administrative changes as necessary.

Basic Qualifications

  • Proficiency in all TV Production equipment and technology within assigned operating areas, including: non-linear edit systems, broadcast routers, media management process and applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform tasks under tight deadlines, work independently and manage simultaneous projects.
  • Candidates must have good computer background (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.) and solid communication skills to direct supervisor.
  • 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.
  • A minimum of 4 years editing for a TV production or newsroom in a large market or network level. Ability to work in a fast paced newsroom that requires quick turnaround edits with an emphasis on independently creating, writing and producing key show elements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Quantel
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Avid
  • Adobe Suite (including: After Effects, Audition, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Microsoft Office package (including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • ENPS
  • Knowledge of ENG lighting, audio and camera setup to include but not limited to: setting up shoots, audio recording and effective camera usage
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish (written and spoken)

Required Education

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Studio Production, Journalism, or related field, Vocational School or related experience

Company Overview At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.
Additional InformationESPN is an equal opportunity employer - Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.

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