Executive Assistant, Strategic CommunicationsApply NowApply Later Job ID 10021323 Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Sep. 14, 2022 Flex Type On-Site
- This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.
Do you have deep experience supporting a high-level executive? Are you known for keeping your cool under pressure? Can you interact with the most senior levels of management? If you’re nodding your head, then an Executive Assistant position in Strategic Communications at The Walt Disney Company might be right for you.
Our assistants are highly-respected because their skills are quite simply, essential. You’d be a key member of a dynamic, fast-paced team that is at the center of our Company’s communication and brand and would work with some of the most creative, intelligent people in the business. Join us – apply today!
This position currently reports to the VP, Strategic Communications located in Burbank, California. You would be responsible for the day-to-day workings of the leaders you support. Strategic Communications is responsible for external communications for the Company’s corporate-level functions and the senior executive leadership team. These include C-suite level executives, as well as Corporate Finance, Treasury, Legal, Enterprise Social Responsibility, Strategy, Brand and Franchise, and Human Resources. Strategic Communications also oversees and coordinates communications efforts for the company’s business segments; operates a full-service creative and events agency (Disney Corporate Creative Resources); and manages D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, the biannual D23 Expo, and the Walt Disney Archives.
It goes without saying that there will be expense reports, travel planning, hundreds of phone messages and endless calendar jockeying, but this job is very much about people. The relationship you form with the executives you support is absolutely critical, because that’s what enables you to become a true partner. In addition to understanding your executive’s business -- and business needs -- inside and out, you’ll also need deep knowledge of the leadership and workings of Corporate and of related departments across the Disney enterprise. As the “face” of your executives within The Walt Disney Company, your professionalism, loyalty and attitude are a reflection of the office, and as such, are a key component to its success.
Every day as an Executive Support Professional is different! On any given day you might:
Update press lists
Conduct research on policy, political, and media updates
Create a multi-city travel itinerary, taking into account time zones, weather delays, traffic and fatigue levels
Interface directly with other senior executives and their support teams – your ability to work well with people on all levels is a very important part of your job
Review your leader’s schedule to build-in time for things like thinking and traveling to their next meeting
Understand the day’s priorities so you can be strategic about how you direct phone calls and schedule meetings
Schedule conference rooms, meetings and video chats
Be ready to throw the entire schedule out the door when an emergency comes up, then pick it up again when the dust settles
Handle extremely confidential, sensitive information with discretion, remembering that Disney is a publicly traded company
Assist with on-boarding new employees – you’ll be the friendly face that newbies count on to answer all their questions, including some who are extremely senior in the organization
Note: must be available sometimes after hours and weekends
Here’s what you will need to be successful in this role:
At least two years supporting executives and/or equivalent experience
Sharp written and verbal communication skills, including flawless grammar and a rich vocabulary
Desire to immerse yourself fully and learn all aspects of your executive’s business
Ability to multi-task and prioritize deadlines/deliverables
Strong proficiency with all types of computers, phones and office equipment, as well as mastery of Microsoft Office programs and working in a Windows environment
Generally tech savvy and willing to learn new programs and skills
A calm head and steady hand to deal with the unexpected
“EQ” skills to build bridges, forge alliances and encourage people to want to work with you
Complete reliability handling confidential, often highly sensitive information
Desire to truly be helpful to your leaders and co-workers, to go the extra mile without being asked
Some flexibility in your schedule – we value work/life balance, but you will be required to work some evenings and weekends
Very strong organizational skills and extreme attention to detail
A highly professional demeanor, positive outlook and a can-do attitude
It would be great if you had this as well:
Experience at The Walt Disney Company
Education is important to us, here is what we are looking for:
Required: High school degree
Preferred: Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience
The internal title for this role is Secretary IV.
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: 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 TWDC Enterprises 18 Corp., which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).
TWDC Enterprises 18 Corp. 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.