Part-Time Assistant Editor

Jun 13, 2018
Jul 11, 2018
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Part Time

Job Summary:

The Part Time Assistant Editor works as a member of the copy desk, which reviews all high-priority content that appears on the digital site and in print. The copy desk protects the ESPN brand, and its responsibilities not only include clarifying content, correcting inaccuracies, enforcing style and cleaning up poorly written copy, but also identifying/eliminating highly objectionable content (whether it's racist, sexist, libelous, politically slanted, in poor taste or simply embarrassing) on a regular basis.


  • Editing and polishing articles (including headlines, captions and other display text), checking for accuracy, proper grammar, style and appropriateness.
  • Helping monitor copy flow and assignments as directed by the Copy Chief, as well as editing headlines/blurbs for index pages, alerts and video modules.
  • Work shifts may require night and/or weekend duty.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 1 year of editorial, reporting and/or copy editing experience
  • Has basic competence in writing, editing and reporting
  • Has a basic appreciation of popular culture and contributes to an understanding of the tastes of ESPN's audiences
  • Has basic news journalism experience and news judgment; understands assigned sport(s) from a journalistic point of view
  • Has a basic understanding of HTML and related web authoring tools and software
  • Strong knowledge of standard English rules pertaining to grammar and syntax; thorough familiarity with leading newspaper/magazine style guides; excellent organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with most major Internet news sites and fluency in electronic newsgathering techniques.
  • Strong understanding of most major sports, as well as a working knowledge of athletes, coaches, league operations and the like.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, English or a related field or a high school diploma and a suitable combination of related training and experience.

Additional Information:

**Relocation assistance is not provided for this role**

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: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. 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 Internet Ventures, which is part of a business segment we call ESPN.
ESPN Internet Ventures is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. 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.