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Compliance & Content Ratings Manager EMEA

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10039984 Location Amsterdam-Zuidoost, Netherlands Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Feb. 10, 2023

Job Summary:

In our Amsterdam office, we are currently looking for a Compliance & Content Ratings Manager EMEA.

As a key adviser to Disney Media Group’s Content and Programming Strategy team for EMEA, the Content Compliance team advises on various aspects of programme content compliance. The Content Compliance Manager will have demonstrable experience in advising broadcasters in the UK and across EMEA on regulatory, brand and policy matters. This role also provides management, and guidance for others in the Regional Compliance team in order to ensure successful delivery by the team. This role liaises regularly with other lines of business and Compliance colleagues in other European countries and the United States.  A key aspect of this role will be an understanding of the Netherlands' regulations for SVOD.


  • Assist the Director of Compliance with the EMEA rating advice, working closely with the Netherlands Ratings team and the London-based Compliance team.
  • Assist the Director of Compliance in the management of the EMEA-wide viewing process for Acquisitions and Library content, including delegating viewing to local Compliance teams across the markets, and tracking that deadlines are being met.
  • Professional and personnel management of direct reports.
  • Assists in guiding and establishing relevant company policy and brand protection initiatives.
  • Key point of contact for Compliance advice required by Disney Media Group.
  • Assists with the Content Compliance team’s primary relationships with external sales agents and Ad Sales.
  • Point of contact for Disney Franchise teams and other lines of business working with the EMEA Channels.
  • Provides professional support and advice to other Disney Content Compliance advisers throughout EMEA and globally.
  • Consistent with company values; adopts a flexible and progressive approach to providing relevant Compliance advice within a changing marketplace.
  • Adopts a synchronised approach with other internal advisers to developing issues including social media, app delivery and Direct to Consumer initiatives.
  • Represents Disney's Compliance with regulators, industry groups and trade associations.
  • Evaluates the need for training sessions across the EMEA Channels and implement the same.
  • Keeps updated on company initiatives including Healthy Living and the application of those policies through Compliance advice.
  • Oversees and manages the Compliance team’s advice on advertising and sponsorship throughout EMEA.
  • Provides reliable and knowledgeable compliance support and reference point for original productions from concepts through to scripts, rough cuts and final cuts.
  • Provides reliable and knowledgeable compliance support for owned media, competition spots and on-air campaigns.
  • Give sound verbal and written compliance guidance to other areas of the business in emails and meetings, including ad hoc advice, as required.
  • Gives confident compliance training and presentations to other lines of business, as and when required, adapting to their needs.
  • Manage direct reports, and their duties, giving sound and confident advice and training and allocating their work.
  • Progress stakeholder relationships.
  • Ensure Programmers are advised of sensitive content if tragic news events occur.
  • Keeps abreast of changes/updates on regulation & cultural sensitivities in countries where Disney’s Media services operate.
  • Give compliance advice on and implement any new systems, eg: Adstream, Mediator, ensuring smooth take up for the team

Experience and Professional Qualifications Required

  • Significant and demonstrable experience and track record of accuracy in broadcast regulatory compliance, across Europe but in particular the Netherlands.  Preferably trained and qualified in the NICAM rating system.
  • Detailed knowledge and practical application of Broadcasting Codes in the UK and Europe.
  • Solid and practical experience at a high level of content Compliance.
  • Experience and ability in being a confident and effective manager for direct reports.
  • Experience in complying and giving sound compliance guidance and advice to various lines of business, adapting according to their needs, on the following: programmes, advertising and sponsorship, on-air promotions and competitions, PRMs, and online environment.
  • Monitors and advises others in the team of any changes to the regulatory environment and Broadcast Codes.
  • Champions Diversity & Inclusion, and ensure it flows through the Content that Compliance advises on.  Assist the Director of Content Compliance with relevant training sessions across the creative business.

Skills requirements

  • Detailed knowledge of all of the above regulatory Codes and their relevant application to broadcasters.
  • Strong personal presence and demonstrable gravitas, able to support the Director of Content Compliance to a high level.
  • The ability to communicate quickly and effectively from a Compliance perspective, with evaluations, advice and guidance, to internal stakeholders in different lines of business, in verbal and written correspondence as well as in meetings.
  • The ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing or in meetings, with responses, advice and guidance to external Ad Sales teams and production teams.
  • The ability to give presentations and training, as and when required, adapting to the needs of various lines of business.
  • The ability to work with the internal programme and advertising delivery systems.
  • The ability to adapt to new systems and contribute to advising on any new system requirements when they are in development.
  • The ability to respond and adapt to changes in business needs/direction.
  • The ability to handle pressure perhaps in terms of workload, especially seasonally, or in terms of difficult/intricate compliance issues or proposals.

The Walt Disney Company Benelux BV is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with TWDC (Benelux) BV, which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

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