ESPN Digital Video Social Content Intern, Remote – Spring 2024

Job ID 10064960
Location Connecticut, United States / Remote, United States
Business ESPN
Date posted Oct. 04, 2023
This role is considered remote, which means the employee will work remotely on an ongoing basis and will not have an assigned workspace at a Company designated location.
Job Summary:
About the Role & Internship

The ESPN YouTube Team oversees the daily creation and curation of video content for ESPN-branded social channels, ESPN digital platforms and ESPN YouTube channels. They produce videos, write headlines and evaluate stories and videos for accuracy, fairness and social/viral potential.

What You Will Do

Interns will assist in tracking performance metrics and video analytics on ESPN platforms, enhancing the distribution model on all channels. You must have a commanding knowledge of Search Engine Optimization, be organized, and be able to recognize unique and compelling content that will thrive in mobile/social environments. As an intern, you will develop an awareness of the operations of multiple ESPN units in order to collaborate successfully in identifying and/or developing up-to-the-minute video content optimized for multiple platforms and user needs. Interns will report to the Director Digital Video, Social Content, contributing to the team by:

Participating with teams internally and externally in the creation and distribution of content that best activates new audiences

Comfortable navigating Digital Social Platforms and apply that expertise to expand reach, engagement, and distribution of content

Analyzing usage and performance metrics that can lead to content enhancements and improvements

Maintaining proficiency and knowledge in latest trends and best practices for video distribution on YouTube channels and ESPN Platforms

Producing, creating and editing videos. This will include headline writing, tagging and managing an overall style and voice, and working with subject matter experts for specific content types.

Required Qualifications & Skills

1-2 years working in a media environment, creating and managing content and publishing to live streams

Strong base of current sports knowledge, including teams, players and storylines and appreciation of news and story play

Excellent headline writing skills and an understanding of optimal tactics for content distribution

Ability to create and tell stories in a fast-paced, highly competitive environment and juggle multiple varied tasks during a typical work day

Strong verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with a variety of digital content management systems

Understands and follows the latest social media trends

Non-linear editing skills (Quantel, Final Cut, Avid, Premiere, After Effects, WSC, etc.)

Experience in editing content, specific to the needs of multiple social media platforms

Has a good appreciation of pop culture, understands how sports fans are consuming content on mobile devices and assists with understanding the tastes of ESPN users


Journalism, Communications, Media or related majors

Eligibility Requirements & Internship Information

Must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within 6 months at time of application posting OR 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

Must possess unrestricted work authorization

Additional Information

Program Dates: The spring season will run January 22nd through May 10th, 2024. Interns will work 40 hours per week throughout the internship. There may be some flexibility based on candidate’s academic schedule.

Work Environment: This position is remote and can be located throughout the United States utilizing a dedicated home office that includes reliable internet and phone service.


The pay rate for this remote internship is $21.70 per hour. Select benefits may be provided as part of the compensation package, such as medical, financial, and/or other benefits. To learn more about our benefits visit:
About ESPN:
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. Every day we’re doing things that no one has done, all in a dynamic culture where we defy odds and continuously outdo ourselves. When you have the latest technology, game-changing ideas and world-class talent on your team, every day is extraordinary.

About The Walt Disney Company:
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with ESPN Productions, Inc, which is part of a business we call ESPN.

ESPN Productions, Inc is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.