After launching in July 2019, ESPN Next is excited to welcome its second cohort as 29 new Production Assistants joined ESPN on Monday.
They join 70 other production assistants in the ESPN’s newest leadership development program.
After posting the job in August, the ESPN Next team partnered with Talent Acquisition interviewing 97 candidates over a four-month span.
“The field of applicants was highly competitive,” Celia Bouza, Director of ESPN Next. “Our goal was to broaden the range of skill sets that the candidates possessed — focusing on storytelling abilities and professionalism. This was demonstrated by hiring a large number of interns from various business units.”
The program welcomes 11 former interns back to ESPN, who had internships within production, programming, network operations, and remote operations.
Six months into its launch, SVP of Production and Office of the President, Tina Thornton said: “The evolution of ESPN Next over the last six months has been remarkable. The team has developed an aggressive training regiment, a new scheduling rotation, a mentorship program, a cohort project and additional learning opportunities through the ESPN Next curriculum. We are actively recruiting the best candidates and sharing our employee’s successes via social media, putting us well on our way towards our mission of creating the most dynamic development program in the country.”
Check out the infographic below to learn more about all 29 of the production assistants in the January cohort and follow @ESPNNext on Twitter and Instagram to follow their journey through the program and the latest on everything Next.
Nick Aconfora designed the InfROWgraphic.