ESPN Now Hiring People With Integrity

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Get your resumes ready folks! I don't know if there could possibly be a funnier job title for a company ever but apparently ESPN is hiring for a position called "Senior Manager of Integrity". The position looks pretty amazing and you'd obviously have a TON of work to do at all times. Here's the description....

Responsibilities include:

■ Overseeing a staff of managers and data researchers who make up the Integrity Team

■ Ensuring that ESPN data is always accurate in real-time, in postgame reports and in season-to-date formats

■ Hiring duties and developing testing procedures to ensure that staffers are fully capable of identifying errors in data and acting quickly to correct that data

■ Developing methods for increasing the accuracy levels of some current feeds, as well as creating process to ensure accuracy on some new data feeds that will be developed

■ Working with various technology groups to identify and develop software that helps prevent and correct errors

■ Defining projects and reducing them to a set of manageable tasks

■ Obtaining appropriate resources, including a team to perform the project work

■ Setting final goals for the project and motivating workers to complete the project on time

■ Informing all stakeholders of progress on a regular basis

■ Assessing risks to projects and mitigating them

■ Adapting to change during the term of the project

■ Handling other related duties as necessary
I kid with the title above and it's good that ESPN is hiring someone to look into these types of problems, but isn't this the EIC's job? I mean isn't that why you have online editors in the first place??? I guess Mr. King's plate is too full and they need to pay someone six figures to monitor their web content (why did I start a blog bashing Sports Media again?).

ESPN is Hiring: “Senior Manager Integrity” (The Big Lead)

(Thanks to Odessa Steps for sending the link along)

Update: Got some information to clarify the job, and apparently it's a completely different entity from the .Com content. It's specifically for stats and actually seems like an excellent job. Sorry Mr. King.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 2:31 PM


This job has been advertised for at least the past month. I am surprised they have not filled it yet.

Jan 10, 2008, 3:25:00 PM  

You shouldn't be, chris byrne, it's pretty damn hard to find people with integrity these days. Especially in Bristol.

GMoney said...
Jan 10, 2008, 3:28:00 PM  

is funnier even a word?

samuel said...
Jan 10, 2008, 3:31:00 PM  

Thanks for your concern Sam. Yes it actually used to not be put Webster added it awhile back.

Would "more funny" have been better for you? I can change it if you like....I'm here for you.

Jan 10, 2008, 4:02:00 PM  

haha...just wondering thats all.

samuel said...
Jan 10, 2008, 4:09:00 PM  

One of the bennies would be that you get to take a nice pic of your junk and you're then able to show it to cute interns.

What a killer bennie!

hollywood wags said...
Jan 10, 2008, 5:10:00 PM  

Job #1 for ESPN's Senior Manager of Integrity...Hire as many earring wearing, english language butchering black men as possible.

You keep it real!

Anonymous said...
Jan 10, 2008, 7:11:00 PM  

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