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Information Security Manager - Media Content Solutions

Burbank, CA - US

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Job ID 763214BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Studios Date posted Jul. 16, 2020

Job Summary:

The Manager, Content & Information Security (Business Engagement & Advisory) will be responsible for strategies and solution deployment to secure media assets as they move through the supply chain. This is a unique position that supports the content lifecycle from script to screen across Disney’s film, television, and streaming production logos. As a member of a team dedicated to comprehensively addressing content security risks, this subject matter expert will drive innovative, scalable, efficient, and measurable solutions to protect new intellectual property that is at the core of the Company’s success. The team is seeking an individual with media creation, distribution, and security knowledge who can build and maintain new capabilities as a technical advisor, collaborator, and problem solver.


Overall Responsibilities:
  • Ensure that the latest and most appropriate technologies are available for use to forensically watermark, encrypt, and track pre-release assets during production and post production
  • Maintain visibility across marketplace for media protection technology, introducing concepts and strategies for deployment in Disney work-in-progress and pre-release distribution workflows
  • Partner with media security vendors to identify and influence the development of product features that allow for efficiency and scale
  • Identify gaps in workflows and potential use cases that would benefit from additional or improved watermarking and drive projects that improve processes
  • Align and influence the use of media protection tools utilized across Studio divisions and segments of the Company
  • Execute the deployment and configuration of media protection tools across in-scope workflows without disrupting production and business momentum
  • Serve as a subject matter expert within the Studio to advise on matters related to watermarking, file protection, and media security, both within Studio Technology and across business units
  • Participate in strategic initiatives that solve process pain points and security risks at the same time

Specific Responsibilities
  • Develop and maintain deep knowledge across Disney’s content pipelines, including key business units, systems, vendors, and distribution channels
  • Catalog and assess current state use of forensic watermarking technologies across workflows
  • Identify gaps, opportunities, and integration points in order to enhance the security and traceability of assets
  • Track and evaluate investment in content protection tools and technologies across the Studio and the Company
  • Maintain and enhance current deployments of asset protection solutions, including vendor relationships, support for current users, integration with Studio helpdesk resources, and onboarding
  • Ensure that technology and operations groups are properly equipped to adopt and scale watermarking activities in the production and distribution supply chain
  • Critically evaluate and report on usage of media protection tools
  • Develop presentations that illustrate current state issues, risks, and solutions
  • Influence new adoption of media protection technologies to address business unit objectives and overall content protection strategy
  • Collaborate internally with asset management, video streaming, media systems, and post production technology teams in order to identify innovative and valuable integrations
  • Develop working knowledge of Studio’s post production, operations, marketing, distribution, and franchise workflows in order to gain visibility into media security landscape
  • Collaborate with Distribution Technology team to leverage related work and testing that is performed for consumer-facing media technology
  • Contribute to documentation and guides for internal employees, vendors, and production crew in order to facilitate onboarding, adoption, and operation of media security tools
  • Provide ad hoc support for tool deployment on regular basis as inquiries and requests arise

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in film/television post production audio/video, media engineering, content operations, or media asset management
  • 2-3 years of experience participating as a power user, developer, architect, or consultant for media asset management or media processing systems
  • Experience working on high budget film, television, and streaming projects distributed by major studios, networks, and streaming services
  • Experience adhering to or enforcing MPAA content security standards in the workplace
  • Familiarity with common media transfer and asset management products
  • Experience in technical project management leading large-scale technology initiatives, including generating project plans, identifying critical paths, and logging project issues and risks
  • Awareness of key film and TV production processes, including editorial, localization, mastering, and trailer/TV spots
  • Understanding of broader marketing and franchise functions within a major media company
  • Familiarity with cloud-based media system architecture and concepts for storage, transfer, and virtualization
  • Desire to innovate, challenge industry norms, and influence the business
  • Ability to embrace change in an evolving industry
  • Ability to provide polished and timely support to internal customers
  • Integrity and a desire to address risks and issues
  • A genuine passion for media and entertainment and a concern for the security of creative works
  • Working knowledge of video/audio editorial and processing tools such as Avid Media Composer, Resolve, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Clipster, FFmpeg, Vantage, and Pro Tools
  • Working knowledge of forensic watermarking techniques, products, related processes
  • Knowledge of cryptography schemes and data encryption standards
  • Ability to gather user requirements from a technical, functional, and creative perspective
  • Strong analytical skills to identify risks, process gaps, and solve problems
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Ability to follow through on commitments, meet deadlines, and provide meaningful status to leadership
  • Meeting facilitation and business communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate and build working relationships cross-functionally, including technical managers, creatives, executives, vendors, and security peers
  • Must have above average presentation and written/verbal communication skills

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Film/TV, Audio/Video Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Integration, IT Engineering, or related fields

About The Walt Disney Studios:

For over 90 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today the Studio brings quality movies, music and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. Feature films are released under the following banners: Disney, including Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios, Disneynature, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm. The Disney Music Group encompasses the Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records labels, as well as Disney Music Publishing. The Disney Theatrical Group produces and licenses live events, including Disney on Broadway, Disney On Ice and Disney Live!. Ours is a culture of innovation, inspiration and collaboration that brings together visionary artists, gifted technologists and savvy business minds to conjure up magical entertainment experiences for a global audience.

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 Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Studios.

Walt Disney Pictures 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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