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PA Trainee Program at ESPN
ESPN has a unique and efficient program to evaluate and identify potential producer and management track employees. The ideal candidate is extremely knowledgeable about college and professional sports on a national level, has a journalism or communications degree (although those without journalism or communications degrees are also welcome to apply) and has some television sports experience. This is not the ideal career path for those who aspire to work on-air or as a sports broadcaster.

PA Trainees are hired for a seven month period. We offer a standard entry level salary plus benefits. PA Trainees are also eligible for overtime, which is currently paid if you work more than eight hours in a day. PA Trainees work in Bristol, Connecticut on SportsCenter, ESPNEWS and other studio based programming. The assignments are primarily of a journalistic nature.

Trainees control wire copy flow, serve as researchers, screen sporting events for highlight video, coordinate graphics information, run teleprompter and input data into our archive computer system. Hours often include late nights, weekends and or holidays.

Each month Trainees are given feedback on their strengths as well as areas that need improvement. An evaluation is done after five months with a final evaluation performed close to the end of the seven-month period. At that time it is determined whether a Trainee will be offered a full time position as Production Assistant I and given a standard raise in pay. Trainees not offered a job would still have had the experience of being part of a winning team.

Because of the large number of applications for this program, it is impossible to interview everyone who applies. If we are interested in pursuing your application for the program, based on your background and qualifications, we will call to set up an interview.

For more info click on the above link.

Content Last Modified on 7/6/2005 2:13:12 PM