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….
■ 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.