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Compensation Manager (Project Hire)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10071631 Location Burbank, California, United States Business Disney Entertainment Television Date posted Feb. 29, 2024

This role is considered remote, which means the employee will work remotely on an ongoing basis and will not have an assigned workspace at a Company designated location.

Job Summary:

About the Role & Team

We have an exciting opportunity for a Compensation Manager with the Disney Entertainment Television Compensation team! This group has the opportunity to handle both broad-based and executive compensation for a dynamic business passionate about creating compelling, ground breaking television content.

The Compensation Manager will partner closely with HR Business Partners, Talent Acquisition Partners and Compensation Partners across the Enterprise to provide guidance to assigned internal clients and collaborate with HR partners in the planning, development, implementation, and administration of compensation programs that support the company’s business strategy. The role will require strong client-management skills and collaboration with multiple HR teams.

What You Will Do

  • Partner with Compensation leadership and HR Business Partners as the Compensation Partner for multiple client groups and independently manage client relationships

  • Consult directly with HR Business Partners and clients as a subject matter expert to ensure compensation recommendations are aligned and relevant to both the market and internal equity

  • Provide direction and pay recommendations for employees at all levels including senior executive level compensation packages

  • Work closely with project team and act as the primary lead during the annual planning cycle for assigned client groups including auditing and reporting for roll-up meeting with senior leaders

  • Lead multiple projects such as annual compensation planning, salary structure management and pay transparency

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Success in servicing a client base will require excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to interact and negotiate with all levels of management

  • Ability to work directly with senior leadership levels

  • Knowledge and experience in understanding total rewards philosophies and systems

  • Exceptional organizational skills should be complemented by a flexible approach to shifting priorities on multiple assignments

  • 5+ years dynamic experience in Compensation, HR, Finance, or related field

  • Strong analytical skills with a commitment to accuracy & details

  • Ability to run multiple projects & priorities, often on tight deadlines

  • Ability to position self as credible (garners respect, acts with integrity, keeps commitments); proactive (has a point of view, challenges assumptions, takes initiative); and a trusted thought-partner (establishes relationships, delivers results)

  • Advanced MS Excel skills required

  • Experience with HR systems (Workday)


  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, Business Administration, Finance, Economics, or similar subject area

This position is a 1-year Project Hire, open to remote work or hybrid structure in our Burbank office.

The hiring range for this position in California is $129,000.00 to $165,000.00 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.           

About Disney Entertainment Television:

Disney Entertainment Television is a collection of renowned content brands at The Walt Disney Company creating original entertainment and news programming for the company’s streaming platforms Disney+, Hulu and Star, and its broadcast and cable networks. Its extensive portfolio is comprised of ABC Entertainment, ABC News, ABC Owned Television Stations, Disney Branded Television, Freeform, FX, Hulu Originals, National Geographic Content and Onyx Collective, in addition to Disney Television Studios, which include 20th Television, 20th Television Animation, ABC Signature and Walt Disney Television Alternative. Responsible for over 4,500 hours of programming a year across more than 300 programs of all genres, Disney Entertainment Television’s creative brands are at the forefront of groundbreaking storytelling, captivating audiences and generating critical acclaim. In 2023, Disney Entertainment Television’s programming excellence earned 163 Emmy® nominations across daytime, primetime, news & documentary, and children’s & family categories.

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 ABC, Inc., which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment Television.

ABC, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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