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ESPN.com offers a wide array of opportunities for technically oriented individuals interested in building the Internet's leading sports destination. Members of the technology, production and engineering teams at ESPN.com are responsible for conceiving, developing and implementing technologically superior Internet interfaces, products and applications. Technology drives many of the most successful and highest profile elements of ESPN.com, including products such as ESPN Motion, MyESPN, Fantasy Football League Manager, Sports Nation, RealTime Scores and GameCast, among others.

Opportunities are currently available for engineers, technical producers and content managers at mid to senior levels in the areas of Sports and Automation Development, Site and Page Development and Fantasy Games.

ENGINEERING
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree, preferably in Computer Science or a related technology field 3-8 years experience in a software engineering role, preferably with a high-traffic, professional web site. Strong understanding of object-oriented programming, with hands on experience coding in Java or C++. Proven ability to multi-task and deliver high quality scalable solutions on a range of products and deadlines. Strong communication skills.

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PRODUCTION
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Expert knowledge of HTML. Extensive experience writing DHTML and JavaScript to create dynamic, streamlined online user experiences. Proven ability to and devise unique and innovative products and solutions. Strong project management experience, with projects ranging from a few days to many months. Experience writing technical specs and driving them through development. Ability to multi-task and manage several projects at once. Strong communication skills.

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INTERACTIVE DESIGN
ESPN.com offers a wide array of opportunities for designers interested in designing the internet's leading sports web site. Members of the ESPN.com design team are responsible for conceiving the look of ESPN.com's pages and related interactive content and applications. Opportunities are currently available for interactive designers at junior to senior levels. Members of the ESPN.Com design department translate content and site characteristics into design concepts, layouts, graphics, logos, advertising units, special sections and the like. Design staff members apply fundamental analytical and creative skills to identifying and evaluating design alternatives and to developing or participating in developing aspects of assigned design projects. Members of this team develop innovative navigation systems, interface designs, typography, and page layouts for web packages and other interactive media. Positions located in Bristol, CT.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in Design or Fine Art preferred or equivalent professional experience 1-8 years experience in interactive design, preferably with a high-traffic, professional web site. Strong understanding of web standards, designing navigation systems and templates for a large dynamic web site. Sensitive to user behavior as it relates to design must have a deep appreciation of how news and sports information are best presented online. Proven ability with Photoshop, Flash/Actionscript, HTML, CSS, and javascript. All applicants should supply an online portfolio URL with their applications.

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EDITORIAL
Editors, reporters and writers at ESPN.com are responsible for managing editorial content for a specific page, section or area of ESPN.com's site. Alone or with other sources, a member of the editorial staff gathers content and coordinates coverage; works to expand and make coverage more comprehensive; works with staff and freelancers; generates story ideas; contributes to special features and stories, among other duties. Editorial staff members typically edit copy to meet established tone, theme accuracy, style and consistency requirements; write copy; enhance existing material; contribute to making the site work and to creating a positive experience for users of ESPN.com. Depending upon specific coverage area or beat, the job may include responsibility for the daily content and regular "refreshes" of an assigned sports page or area of the ESPN.com site. Editorial jobs currently exist in a variety of places, including the areas of Sports, Search, News Desk, Copy Desk and Talent Integration. Positions located in Bristol, CT. Depending on level and job sought, a qualified candidate will also possess:
  • Basic-to-advanced competence in writing, editing and reporting and 3+ years of editorial, writing or reporting experience at the national level.
  • Good appreciation of popular culture, e.g., "what's cool" and contributes to an understanding of the tastes of ESPN's audiences
  • Basic-to-advanced understanding of the market positioning and strategies of assigned sport / event / area
  • Basic-to-advanced ability to follow and shape stories at various stages of development
  • Appropriate news journalism experience and news judgment; understands assigned sport(s) from a journalistic point of view
  • Basic understanding of HTML and related web authoring tools and software
  • Strong English grammar and excellent organizational skills;
  • Familiarity with most major internet search engines and fluency in electronic newsgathering techniques, including quickly navigating the Internet;
  • Strong understanding of some or all major sports, as well as a working knowledge of athletes, coaches, league operations and the like.
  • Bachelor's degree or higher preferred in journalism, communications, or a related field.

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