ESPN Mobile: Technical Producer, New York, NY

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ESPN Mobile

ESPN Mobile Publishing is seeking a Technical Producer who will be responsible for creating, managing, maintaining and supporting mobile content production and automation systems.
Responsibilities include: (1) template creation and maintenance (2) automation troubleshooting (3) working with software engineering to develop improvements of production and delivery techniques (4) ensuring the daily production goals for publishing content and templates are achieved (5) liaising with the creative and content teams to explain technical tools and protocols (6) serving as the lead on key technical production projects and tasks ensuring that the technical aspects of templates and content meet specifications (7) analyzing requirements of producers, editors, designers and reconciles them with the technical requirements for publishing (8) In collaboration with IT, troubleshoot technical production problems providing quick diagnosis and resolution of such problems (9) participating in the technical analysis and evaluation of new technologies, products, and product enhancements related to web publishing (10) providing technical troubleshooting and maintenance for the technical aspects of web publishing systems and system components (11) anticipate and avoid common problems, and solve problems independently when they arise (12) writing specification documents
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 5 Years experience with JAVA, XML, WML, WAP, XHTML, SQL, J2ME, BREW; and other state-of-the-art online technologies for web and mobile content production and delivery.
Advanced understanding of the technical aspects of web page and template publishing. Experience writing functional and technical specs and driving them through development. Structured programming experience. Strong communication skills. Strong project management experience, with project lives ranging from a few days to many months. Ability to multi-task and manage several projects at once. Strong passion for sports and an understanding of sports media products.
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