Recurring-Remote Talent Spotter

[{{ $ | translate}}] Recurring-Remote Talent Spotter

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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.
*This position will allow flexibility to work in remote U.S. / lower 48 state locations and not exclusive to Bristol, CT.*
The Spotter I (Event) will provide crucial support to ESPN’s on-air broadcasters, identifying player(s) and team formations involved in different plays on the field, as well as on-field positioning, during the live event telecast. Responsibilities
  • For assigned sports events, works hand-in-hand with on-air talent before and during the event telecast – providing content support in identifying player(s) involved on the field
  • Pre-production activities include: working with assigned talent to create specialty “spotter boards” – list of teams, players, player numbers, positions – with talents’ direct influence, for use during the game; research on players and teams to maximize ability to identify play(s) during the remote telecast.
  • Live event responsibilities include: closely watching the event and providing immediate feedback to talent on player(s) involved in the outcome of each play (completed passes, changes of possession, penalties) as well as ball placement, largely silent via the pre-produced “spotter boards”.
  • Operates within the context of defined sports remote telecasts’ concepts, objectives and outcomes. Work is reviewed by talent and the responsible Producer after each remote production
Basic Qualifications
  • Inner working knowledge of the sport and the rules of the game
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, high stress, live television environment
  • Must be able to clearly identify all objects and action on field of play
  • Ability to uniquely communicate (often silently via spotter boards) pertinent game information with on-air broadcast talent with immediacy
  • Prior live sports television production experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior amateur or professional experience within sports area, potentially as a former player or manager
  • Knowledge of sports and sports history
Required Education
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
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 Information**Relocation assistance is not provided for this role**
ESPN 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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Bristol, CT, United States
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As soon as possible
Duration of the contract

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