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Programming Coordinator, College Sports

Sports Media

Location: Bristol, CT
Job Status: Full Time
Posted/Updated: 05-16-2017

Job Description:

The Programming Coordinator supports the ESPN College Sports team on the day-to-day scheduling, acquisitions and management of ESPNU, SEC Network, Longhorn Network, collegiate Olympic sports, NCAA Championships, and high school sports; Contributes to the strategic scheduling of that content across all ESPN networks and platforms 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.


•Assists in strategic scheduling of all collegiate Olympic sports programming, NCAA Championships, and high school sports, including direct oversight of the construction and maintenance of certain specific program schedules.
•Assists the Associate Managers of ESPNU, SEC Network, and Longhorn Network in schedule composition and various other related scheduling tasks.
•Supports the Associate Manager and Senior Director in the acquisition of programming for ESPN networks and platforms working closely with conference partners and external rights holders.
•Handles NCS work for assigned sports properties and networks, including ratings, scheduling, APF’s, etc.
•Works hand-in-hand with Marketing, Production, and Communications to forge and implement effective promotional and social media strategies.
•Prepare schedules which track competitive sports programming.
•Provides strategic and analytical support to Programming Management regarding the on-air placement of current and future programming.
•Works as a member of the Programming Department at large to contribute to the overall scheduling strategy for the company across platforms.
•Create presentations and assist in prep work as assigned
•Proactively contribute innovative ideas to continue to grow our business.

Basic Qualifications

•Two years of experience in a professional work setting
•Strong overall sports knowledge and specifically college sports knowledge
•Proficient computer skills, emphasis on Microsoft Office suite and current social media platforms
•General knowledge of the sports media industry
•Strong communication skills. Highly organized and efficient.

Preferred Qualifications

•Two years of work experience in the sports media industry, television programming and/or professional or college sports
•Familiarity with reading and comprehending legal contracts
•Familiarity with media and footage rights
•Familiarity with TV and digital audience measurement
•Knowledge of NCS system

Required Education

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


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