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Disney Channels Multiplatform Programming Strategy and Content Planning Associate

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10084141 Location Burbank, California, United States Business Disney Entertainment Television Date posted Mar. 27, 2024

Job Summary:

The Disney Channels Multiplatform Programming Strategy and Content Planning Associate will own the daily planning and scheduling of our Disney Channels suite of networks across various platforms.  This role will not only own several technical and creative tasks that power our linear and on-demand spaces, but will also consume, finesse, and opine on a bevy of other intersectional distribution and content responsibilities spanning Broadcast Operations, Production, and beyond. If you’re excited by the prospect of sitting in an impactful seat that exists in service of a dynamic kid’s audience and powers a portfolio of industry-best animated and live-action properties, we want to hear from you.


  • Own several scheduling, formatting, communication, and dissemination workflows required to produce, socialize, and maintain cable and on-demand schedules. 

  • Manage program databases to ensure accurate metadata, availability, thematic coding, and more.

  • Assess quantitative and qualitative analytics to form perspectives, questions, and suggestions that intersect your work and your team’s.

  • Track and elevate kid’s television trends to inform scheduling, business strategy, and other relevant deliverables.

  • Build decks for, present in, and occasionally run monthly/bi-monthly meetings to inform partners of upcoming programming initiatives, navigating questions and negotiating roadblocks as they arise.

  • Tackle ad-hoc asks that support dynamic platform needs relating to programming or partner workflows.


  • 1+ years of previous work experience, programming/scheduling disciplines preferred, which can be inclusive of internships.

  • 1+ years of experience working within entertainment. (which can be inclusive of internships)

  • A demonstrated interest in kid’s and family content (you’ll be expected to watch a lot of it) and its distribution. Experience with working with content for ages 2-11 preferred

  • Pre-existing knowledge of and/or a willingness to quickly learn tools that are central to our workflows (SIMS, BeBanjo, Slack, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.). SIMS experience preferred.

  • Experience managing multiple projects that require a high level of details.

  • Must live within a commutable distance to Burbank, CA. (position is onsite 4 days a week)

  • A can-do, team-player attitude that can meet the rapidly changing TV landscape.

  • The ability to collaborate with others to problem solve and brainstorm creative ideas and solutions.

Preferred Skills

  • SIMS experience.

  • Programming experience.

  • An openness to participating in various team and company-wide activities that fuel our culture of closeness and fun!

  • Internal Disney Entertainment experience


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

The hiring range for this position in Burbank, CA is $57,900 to $77,500 per year based on a 40 hour work week. The amount of hours scheduled per week may vary based on business needs. 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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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 Cable Networks Group, which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment Television.

ABC Cable Networks Group 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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