Social Media Editor ESPN - Freelance
We are looking for an experienced candidate to fill the position of Social Media Editor for ESPN on a freelance basis, based in Hammersmith London.
The Social Media Editor will understand how to identify content on ESPN.co.uk that will perform well for referral traffic, video views and engagement on ESPN’s social media channels. Working on the ESPN UK, FC, Cricinfo, F1 and Scrum accounts across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, the ideal candidate will have the skills to bring ESPN’s content to life using Photoshop and video editing software.
A sound knowledge of global sport is important for this role, but even more crucial will be knowing what content appeals to our audience - sports fans living in the UK. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a strong background in a social media, graphic design or video editing position for a sports publisher, brand or team. This is a key role for ESPN.co.uk as it looks to strengthen its position in a highly competitive marketplace.
- The ability to sell and present content in a way that will fly on social media
- Bring creative, pro-active and confident with your ideas and content creation
- The ability to identify new stories that will perform well on ESPN’s social channels
- Using real-time data and analytics to inform your decision making
- Proven experience in producing graphics and video content in a similar role
- A sound knowledge of global sport with a particular focus on football
As part of The Walt Disney Company since 1995, ESPN has been in the United Kingdom since 2001. We have continued to grow our brand presence since 2008 and have become an important brand within the minds of sports fans and in the wider Disney organisation. As a leader in multimedia sports entertainment with over 50 business assets, we televise 65 sports in more than a dozen languages on all seven continents.
At ESPN, success has no bias. It’s contagious. If you’ve got what it takes, it finds you, grabs you, and rumbles the pit of your stomach. Here is a culture that breeds talent. An assembly of premier performances, out-of-this-world technology and challenges that push the boundaries of your skills. It generates confidence, pride, and the will to do better and better. That’s why we’re pioneers in the sports entertainment world – and why you’ll enjoy the thrill of your accomplishments.
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