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ESPN job opportunity for Senior Manager Integrity

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by ESPNCAREERS, Dec 5, 2007.


Do you have experience?

  1. YES

    16 vote(s)
  2. NO

    9 vote(s)

    ESPNCAREERS New Member

    At ESPN, Inc., sports and multi media operations are our choice, our affiliation and our language. If you would like to join the worldwide leader in sports entertainment, with a broadcast portfolio that include over 50 national and international business entities, we have room on the team for one more.

    ESPN Stats & Analysis/Research

    In this Bristol, CT based role, you will utilize your in-depth and broad knowledge of sports statistics, as well as your ability to create and oversee the consistent execution of processes, to ensure the accuracy of all ESPN statistical data – from ESPN.com to Studio to Mobile Publishing.

    Responsibilities include:
    • overseeing a staff of managers and data researchers who make up the Integrity Team
    • ensuring that ESPN data is always accurate in real-time, in postgame reports and in season-to-date formats
    • hiring duties and developing testing procedures to ensure that staffers are fully capable of identifying errors in data and acting quickly to correct that data
    • developing methods for increasing the accuracy levels of some current feeds, as well as creating process to ensure accuracy on some new data feeds that will be developed
    • working with various technology groups to identify and develop software that helps prevent and correct errors
    • defining projects and reducing them to a set of manageable tasks
    • obtaining appropriate resources, including a team to perform the project work
    • setting final goals for the project and motivating workers to complete the project on time
    • informing all stakeholders of progress on a regular basis
    • assessing risks to projects and mitigating them
    • adapting to change during the term of the project
    • handling other related duties as necessary

    To qualify, you must have at least 4-7 years experience working with statistics (preferably in online, television or print sports), excellent knowledge of scorekeeping/statistical record-keeping for most sports, and demonstrated ability to set goals, hold staff accountable for meeting those goals, and a working understanding of data formats, language and the processes necessary to provide them to end-users. Strong people management skills, attention to detail, ability to grow a young staff, and excellent oral/written communication skills are required. Heavy interest in fantasy games, in-depth knowledge of ESPN.com's coverage of all sports/games, and thorough knowledge of television production usage of data in on-air and research applications will be expected. Working knowledge of ESPN New Media's products and technologies, and prior Team management experience a plus.

    ESPN treats every employee with respect and dignity, and offers a competitive salary, commitment to excellence, and a comprehensive benefits package. For immediate consideration, please apply online at: http://www.joinourteam.espn.com/joinourteam/home.html, reference JOB ID # 127770,  and create a Profile. No phone calls please. Only qualified applicants will be contacted at this time. Relocation assistance available. ESPN is an EOE/AAE

    Are you one of us?

  2. Jack_Kerouac

    Jack_Kerouac Member

    "ESPN" and "integrity" in the same sentence. I'll let you when I stop laughing.
  3. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    Senior Manager at ESPN = GOOD cash opportunity.

  4. Noel Nash

    Noel Nash New Member

    I can expand on this position and provide some more specifics.

    The Stats & Analysis Team provides all clock, score and stats for every ESPN platform. This includes the Bottom Lines, scorepanels on SportsCenter, ESPNews and other shows on the networks, ESPN.com, The Magazine, Radio, Mobile Publishing, etc.

    We acquire this data from league xml feeds, third-party vendors and enter it ourselves. The Senior Manager of Integrity oversees the Researchers, who ensure the data is accurate. The Researchers "scrub" data in a real-time and post-game environment. The Senior Manager supervises one manager and a team of Researchers.

    Beyond ensuring the accuracy of data, the Senior Manager must have strong project management skills. Some of our cooler initiatives include developing searchable historic data warehouses and video analysis, and the Sr. Manager will prioritize and oversee these kinds of projects.

    If you want to discuss it further, please feel free to contact me:

  5. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Whoever is posting as ESPNCAREERS should get the Webby Award for lamest polls. Two tries, too lame.
  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Are you kidding!?! His polls are awesome.
  7. Dangerous_K

    Dangerous_K Active Member

    I voted no :(
  8. DougDascenzo

    DougDascenzo Member

    Voted "yes."
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  9. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Is that enis penvy, I smell?
  10. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    this poor, young lad voted no and then changed his mind:

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
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