The Walt Disney Company Associate Manager, Programming & Acquisitions (College Sports) in Bristol, Connecticut

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.

The Associate Manager, Programming & Acquisitions for college sports takes a lead role in all regular season Collegiate Olympic sports, NCAA Championships, and High School acquisition and scheduling initiatives, reporting to the Senior Director of Programming. This position requires consistent communication and interaction with all internal ESPN departments including Production, ESPN Events, Ad Sales, Finance, Marketing, Research, Legal, Sales & Marketing, and Digital Media.

This position contributes to the strategic scheduling of that content across all ESPN networks and platforms (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, etc.) to maximize viewership and revenue. Works collaboratively across all ESPN departments and with external rights holders to fulfill contracts and achieve established company/team priorities and goals.

Responsibilities :

  • Responsible for scheduling of regular season collegiate Olympic sports and NCAA Championships across all ESPN networks and platforms.

  • Oversee the day-to-day scheduling of high school sports and FCS college football on all ESPN platforms.

  • Manage and maintain relationships with college conference partners.

  • Create new programming initiatives and contribute to the overall College Sports programming team.

  • As part of the programming team, contribute new ideas and suggestions (within and outside of College Sports) guided by ESPN’s overall brand strategies, viewer response, and the competitive landscape

  • Translate the analysis and evaluation of trends in ratings and behavior into recommended actions and strategies

Basic Qualifications :

  • 3 years of experience in television programming or related sports field.

  • Strong knowledge of college sports and the college conference landscape.

  • Strong knowledge of sports television, the sports business & the cable industry.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • 4-5 years of experience in television programming or related sports field.

  • Knowledge of NCS system or other ORACLE-related computer system.

  • Experience managing employees.

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Business, Sports Management, or other related field.

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.

Job ID: 474415BR

Location: Bristol,Connecticut

Job Posting Company: Media Networks