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Business Affairs Manager

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 983664BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted May 30, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

Business Affairs Manager

The Walt Disney Company’s Disney’s Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) is a global business segment for The Walt Disney Company with the mission of providing consumers around the world access to the content they want most, on the latest platforms, at a time of rapidly evolving consumer habits. Combining the Company’s direct-to-consumer streaming services – ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu -- alongside Disney’s international media businesses, DMED aligns cutting-edge technology with world-class content and beloved brands to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver highly-personalized entertainment experiences to diverse consumers around the world.
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: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. 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.

Job Summary:

DMED Distribution Strategy is seeking a motivated and strategic candidate to join the Business Affairs team as a Manager. In this role, you will help build the future of video by developing contractual and business strategies for the Disney Platform Distribution group supporting the media networks, direct-to-consumer and digital transactional businesses. As a Manager, you will review contracts and manage contractual compliance, participate in negotiations with distribution clients, and evaluate new distribution and programming opportunities. Additional responsibilities include managing contractual and MFN compliance and evaluating new distribution opportunities.

Responsibilities:

  • Support and participate in negotiations with key partners, such as cable, satellite, telco, digital MVPDs, transactional partners and digital platforms (e.g., Amazon, DIRECTV).
  • Establish standard terms and deal structures that can be applied across accounts.
  • Partner with business and legal colleagues to implement best practices and processes in connection with business needs.
  • Create and maintain various contractual analyses and summaries across accounts and services.
  • Maintain contractual systems, standards and procedures including MFN analysis and compliance.
  • Provide timely and thoughtful contractual advice on potential risks and challenges, and propose practical, responsive solutions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of related work experience within legal, business affairs or a related field
  • Experience reviewing contracts and legal documents to identify language inconsistencies and drafting errors
  • Effectively organizes sets of data and manages numerous projects
  • Experience managing in-depth analyses and projects from concept to completion
  • Experience with complex contractual analysis, contractual risk assessment, and drafting contractual language
  • Concisely communicates appropriate levels of information with internal stakeholders
  • Excellent management, organizational and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • In-depth understanding of media industry landscape and current competitive trends
  • Prior experience in media strategy or distribution
  • Interaction with licensing agreements, contract and general corporate legal concepts

Required Education

  • BA/BS degree in related discipline

Preferred Education

  • JD preferred

Additional Information:

#CORP_MEDIA
#LI-AL3
#LegalAffairs
#twdcmedia

About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. 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 Disney Content Sales LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Disney Content Sales LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. 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.

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