The Walt Disney Company Executive Producer ESPN+ Original Content in New York, New York

This Executive Producer, ESPN+ Original Content will oversee all ESPN+ Original Content initiatives from inception to premiere, with the general goal of centralizing the ESPN+ creative processes. Responsibilities include oversight of the strategy, development, and budgets for original films and series, studio programming, and archival content on the platform. This person will work closely with the EVP of Content, EVP of Programming, along with the ESPN content leaders, to ensure collaboration and clear communication of ESPN+ original content process and strategy across the organization.

This person will be charged with determining and implementing the original content greenlighting process and will work closely with the VP of Content Business Operations and Strategy to execute content acquisition, deal-negotiation and project resourcing for all ESPN+ original content. The position will have one direct report, who will oversee the organic integration of ESPN+ content across ESPN platforms, with additional reports to likely be added. It is crucial that this person be able to work collaboratively across the organization to manage, resource, and streamline ESPN+ original content efforts.

Responsibilities : ESPN+ Original Content Strategy:

  • Determine ESPN+ Original Content strategy, ensuring alignment with EVP of Content’s vision for the platform and the ESPN+ acquisition and retention strategy -- as determined by ESPN Digital

  • Work closely with VP of Content Business Operations and Strategy along with the VP, ESPN Films and Features, and other key leaders in production to determine and implement a strategy around the ESPN library of archives on ESPN+ Work closely with ESPN programming to determine strategic timing of originals based off of the linear and ESPN+ events schedules

ESPN+ Original Content Development:

  • Determine and implement the process for greenlighting ESPN+ original content

  • Proactively seek out strategic and compelling content opportunities for the platform

  • Work across ESPN to ensure that all relevant incoming pitches are streamlined through this person and properly vetted for ESPN Content Acquisition:

  • After properly evaluating pitches and sourcing compelling projects, work closely with Content Business Ops and Strategy team, who lead the negotiation and execution of content deals

Content Integration :

  • Manage efforts around organic integration of ESPN+ content across all ESPN linear and digital platforms for the purpose of driving promotional exposure back to ESPN+. The initiative will be led by this person’s direct report, Manager, ESPN+ Content Integration

Executive Production:

  • Work closely with ESPN production teams and VP of Content Business Operations and Strategy to determine prioritization and resourcing needs for ESPN+ projects

  • Act as Executive Producer on all ESPN+ original content, overseeing project deadlines and budgets, ensuring objectives and deliverables are met, and managing third party relationships

Basic Qualifications :

  • Has typically 15+ years of progressively complex related studio or related journalistic experience

  • Has the highest level expertise to create and produce compelling sports news programs and programming; able to generate and execute at the highest level program and programming concepts, from inception to execution in the emerging Digital and Mobile content spaces

  • Has expert currency regarding technological advances relative to sports news programming; especially with regard to the growing audience in social and digital platforms

  • Has expert mastery of the sports production processes and the ability to produce at the highest level of sports news programs and programming

  • Has expert mastery of real-time sports production processes with a focus on Digital and Mobile Production

  • Has expert knowledge of what story ideas and concepts to use for sports news programs and programming

  • Has the highest level of production skills related to sports news

  • Has an in-depth understanding of ESPN’s market positioning and strategies

  • Has expert level knowledge of sports and sports history

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, or related field

Preferred Education :

  • Master’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, or related field

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration

Job ID: 588543BR

Location: New York,New York

Job Posting Company: Media Networks