Last week, our department had the pleasure of partnering with ESPN’s Stats and Information Department to host a virtual SHU recruitment event. They led an in-depth discussion regarding its part-time Statistics Analyst I position and provided insight into their department.
They offer part-time positions for students and recent alumni; working up to 24 hours per week. This role requires flexibility to work nights, weekends & holidays. It includes a competitive Disney benefits package, 401(k) retirement savings, and most importantly, the unmatched opportunity to develop professionally. They also offer access to online classes within the Disney Program.
There are four main pillars to the Stats & Info Department: (1) Content – provides research for ESPN shows and events (SportsCenter, Get Up, NBA Finals, etc.) & maintains ESPN Stats & Info Twitter (2) Bottomline – manages breaking news, scores, stats on ESPN Television Networks (3) Analytics – develops and pushes next-level metrics like Total QR, FPI, BPI, etc. (4) Stats & Analysis – provides live stats and video analysis across all sports, for every ESPN platform (TV, ESPN.com, ESPN App).
As part of the application process, students will complete a sports assessment. They are looking for students who can collaborate effectively with others and work well under pressure. They are looking for those who are comfortable with numbers and some sports knowledge is required.
Students across all class years and all majors participated. One student asked about the company culture. The guest presenters all agreed that is a lively, fun atmosphere with tremendous opportunities to grow within ESPN and the greater Walt Disney organization. They also mentioned that is a supportive environment and for the right candidate, they can gain access to limitless opportunities, as long as they put the work in.
Thank you again to ESPN Stats & Info for the opportunity!