BRISTOL, CT – April 24, 2015 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – ESPN proudly announces ESPN The Fellowship a recruiting initiative designed to be pro-active in the hiring and retaining of diverse candidates, and to stay in front of sports’ ever-changing multi-cultural marketplace and fan base.

The program, for college graduates with less than five years of experience, will feature individualized training within a common-core development plan of writing, interviewing, anchoring and production. The expectation is to fill two 24-month fellowship positions, each with six-month opportunities in Digital Media, Radio, International/Deportes and Studio Production. Ideally, the end of each fellowship will result in placement into a full-time position.

“Our goal is to successfully find, train and develop the next generation of individuals possessing multi-platform skills and seeking careers in a sports-media environment,” Meg Green, Senior Director Talent Recruitment & Negotiation said. “The intent is to sharpen those inherent abilities, and embrace their talents and creative observations into the ESPN workplace.”

ESPN The Fellowship participants will receive consistent feedback and written evaluations from all four platforms, with the opportunity to fast-track the program based on ability. Mentoring relationships will also be encouraged, as will involvement in ESPN’s Employee Resource Groups.

“I came to ESPN in 2013 from working in Spanish television, only covering Mexican soccer, to now handling all sports assigned to me in English and Spanish,” said Digital Anchor Toni Collins, who experienced the concepts of ESPN The Fellowship before the program was made official with a formal moniker.

Collins now anchors news and analysis video segments in every sport category for ESPN.com and does enterprise reporting and interviews for features. She and SportsCenter anchor Kevin Negandhi, the first Indian-American to serve on a national sports network, are assisting in the launch of the program.

To apply click here: ESPN The Fellowship