Production Assistant

  • Full Time
  • New York, NY
  • Applications have closed


Salary or Budget: Competitive
Experience required: 1+ years

The Production Assistant position is responsible for supporting the production needs of all Producers, Associate Producers and Editors in the ESPN Marketing Grande & Leonard internal creative production group. In addition, as needed, the candidate is expected to interface and support other internal or external partners for the successful completion of assigned projects


  • Supports all Producers during every phase of their production
  • Researches & clips videos using Esearch, Volicon or specialty shot footage
  • Performs some light editing on our internal Adobe Premiere system to prepare clips, presentations, and content for internal/external clients
  • Helps Producers traffic materials and schedule edit sessions with external editing facilities
  • Assists Producers with file transfers and approval links for completed work
  • Ensures the internal storage of all completed spots are systematically catalogued
  • Communicates closely with Brand & Sales teams and Media Operations to ensure that assignments are accurate and delivered on time
  • Coordinates materials requests for all other internal or external clients
  • Provides support to other functions, departments, and coworkers where needed


  • Minimum of 1 year in the television/film production business, preferably at a network or production facility.
  • Basic knowledge of editing software, digital media formats and the methods of television production
  • Some experience with video cameras, lighting, audio or other production equipment
  • Basic knowledge of production server environment
  • Interest and knowledge of sports, both professional and collegiate
  • Interest in the creative aspects of advertising and film/television
  • Collaborative, team-oriented and comfortable in a group atmosphere

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Illustrator, and Photoshop editing and graphics software.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the ESPN Brand and the sports television industry.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a highly pressurized environment.
  • Willingness and ability to work days, night, weekends and holidays.

Required Education:

  • High School diploma, or equivalent

Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Design, Creative or a related field

About ESPN:

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. Every day we’re doing things that no one has done, all in a dynamic culture where we defy odds and continuously outdo ourselves. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with ESPN Sales & Marketing, Inc., which is part of a business we call ESPN.

ESPN Sales & Marketing, 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.