Sports Video Editor

  • Full Time
  • Bristol, CT
  • Applications have closed


Salary or Budget: Competitive
Experience required: 5+ years

Flex Type On-Site – This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

ESPN Creative Studio is a unit within the Content division of ESPN. Our staff comprises of Motion Graphics, Edit, Visual Storytelling, Production Enhancements and Innovations, Creative Operations, and the Music group. Positions within Creative Studio include; Video Editors, Post Editors, Producer Editors, Sound Design, Graphic Designers, Project Managers and Art Directors, etc. We are the go-to destination to conceptualize, develop, and execute content creation across all domestic and international ESPN distribution platforms.

The Video Editor, Creative Studio position possesses an advanced ability for non-linear video editing in a fast-paced sport news environment. The Video Editor is expected to be an effective collaborator within various Edit areas and partners to help support the creative process, while editing at an advanced creative level. They help develop personnel, projects, and individual skillsets that propel Edit and Creative Studio into the future.


  • Exhibits advanced skill to assemble and create content using non-linear editing software in a fast-paced sport news environment.
  • Strong editing skills, effective communication, and ability to perform well under pressure, high demand, strict timelines and/or live conditions with little supervision.
  • Ensure all created content meets ESPN’s high standards for video and audio quality. Conducts quality control measuring and corrective action steps to ensure and/or enhance video content.
  • Demonstrates a strong knowledge of edit workflow, software and facility layout in assigned areas.
  • Responsible for adhering to established organization of media and naming conventions.
  • Establish strong relationships and gain knowledge of our partners, including their impact and/or specific integration with Creative Studio.
  • Advanced organizational, creative, communication, and planning skills are required for team collaborative success.
  • Provides strong service to all collaborative partners.
  • Must have the skill and attitude to train less experienced editors on edit workflows and software.
  • Will write and provide feedback in training initiatives and project contributions.
  • Keep updated on knowledge of industry technology and help establish new workflows to create accurate and effective results on specific or future assignments.
  • Must have the ability to train and learn new techniques/software platforms that aligns with industry needs and trends.
  • Ability to identify and quickly escalate issues. Recommend solutions and/or resolve operational errors and equipment failures.
  • Provide strong multi-directional communication to ensure success of assignments and accomplishments. Self-initiate creative projects and pitch ideas towards departmental objectives.
  • Strong understanding of multiple file-based formats and provide file-based ingest support.


  • A minimum of 4 years of editing or related experience.
  • Advanced understanding of non-linear editing software (Adobe Premiere, Avid, Grass Valley Edius or Qube, etc.).
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (After Effects, Audition, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.).
  • Skilled in media transfer workflows (ingest/publish/export).
  • Strong understanding of audio and video broadcast quality control (video scopes, audio levels, CALM Act compliance, etc.).
  • Ability to collaborate and work in a quick turn-around, sport newsroom environment.
  • Candidates must have a good computer background (Microsoft Office, Slack, Workfront, etc.).
  • Demonstrates strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Flexibility to work overtime and alter shifts/days off to accommodate projects and departmental objectives.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Has in-depth background in non-linear editing in an area including Adobe (Premiere, AE, Audition, etc.) Grass Valley, Edius, etc.
  • Strong understanding of linear, non-linear, social media production workflows.
  • Knowledge of PC or Mac operating system.
  • Bilingual (written and spoken) in both English and Spanish.

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.

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: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. 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 Productions, Inc, which is part of a business 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.

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