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Bilingual Stats & Information Intern-Summer

Sports Media

Location: Bristol, CT
Job Status: Internship
Posted/Updated: 02-19-2016

Job Description:

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.

Department Overview:

The ESPN Stats & Information Group is dedicated to providing impactful and insightful statistics and information for use across all of ESPN¡¯s platforms.

As an intern in the Stats & Information Group¡¯s International division, you will use broad and deep sports knowledge to provide content, context and ensure accuracy for ESPN¡¯s Spanish-language BottomLines and/or news-and-information shows as Fuera de Juego, #Redes and sport-specific shows on soccer, baseball, basketball and other sports and various game broadcasts.

Ideal candidates will possess the following traits:

•Excellent oral and written communication skills, in English and Spanish
•Meticulous attention to detail in striving for 100 percent accuracy
•Strong news/content judgment
•Thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
•Able to adhere to strict deadlines and react to breaking news
•Cultural awareness regarding US Hispanics, from those who are Spanish-language dominant to bilingual to English-language dominant
•Knowledge of the sports, leagues, teams and players who appeal to US Hispanics and International fans


A Bilingual Stats & Information intern may work in one or both of our international departments: BottomLine, Production Research.

BottomLine: Determine proper treatment of games & news stories, write effective news headlines and ensure 100 percent accuracy of content displayed on the BottomLine.

Production Research: Research original content for use on digital media and show support, including full-screen graphics for TV, anchor lead-ins and original pieces; provide live updates to talent in studio.

In these roles you will get to:

•Utilize broad and deep sports knowledge to ensure that Bottomline content, graphics, game notes, anchor scripts and reporter scripts are factually and statistically accurate.
•Develop original graphics that provide statistical or factual analysis of events, news stories and topical issues.
•Research statistics and other information for all members of show group and to support storylines on the BottomLine.
•Develop and communicate storylines for a variety of Spanish-language ESPN shows. These ideas might also be used on domestic ESPN platforms, including Radio, the BottomLine or digital products.
•Support Event Production game crews with notes and news articles.
•Demonstrate the necessary speed, accuracy and creativity to do all the normal research tasks and takes on additional duties to enhance shows, sports and content across platforms.
•Incorporate Nivel Plus and advanced metrics into all aspects of work, as part of a wide array of research tools to utilize.

Basic Qualifications

•Deep and broad sports knowledge, especially in international soccer. Must have expert-level recall of current and historical sports statistics, news, events and milestones.
•Must have fluency in Spanish-language writing, reading and speaking and be bilingual (written and spoken) in English and Spanish
•Elite Spanish-language writing and grammar skills including ability to translate written English to Spanish and written Spanish to English
•Must be passionate about sports and statistics; in fact, candidates should have knowledge of players, teams and the rules of the games.
•Strong news/content judgment as well as being computer proficient and internet savvy.

Preferred Qualifications

•Previous experience working with statistics in an online, television or print-media environment
•Previous experience working in a college Sports Information department.
•Previous experience working with sports content and storylines with a TV station, radio station, newspaper or notable sports blog.
•Previous experience working in the Public Relations or Marketing Department of a college, minor league or professional sports team.
•Work on an academic project focused on sports journalism, sports business or sports statistics

Preferred Education

•Currently enrolled as a junior or senior in an accredited college/university

Internship Program Type
Professional Internship

Additional Information

Internship Eligibility:

•Must be enrolled in a college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR be currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
•Must be at least 18 years of age
•Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program. Note: Once you have completed one consecutive year of employment on a Disney internship or program, there must be a minimum 6 month gap before the start of a new internship or program
•Must possess unrestricted work authorization
•Must provide full work availability, which will include nights (almost exclusively), weekends and holidays
•Must provide own transportation to/from work

Program Length:

The length of this internship is 10 weeks, and Interns will work 40 hours per week. The approximate dates of this internship are June 6, 2016 - August 12, 2016. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.


Subsidized housing is available on a first come, first serve basis for interns who live greater than 50 miles from work location.

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Strong candidates may be invited to complete a phone interview. We strongly encourage applicants to print a copy of this role description so they can refer to it in the event they are selected for a phone interview.

ESPN is an Equal Opportunity Employer ¨C Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability. Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.

Company Overview
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