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Licensing & Franchise Management Intern, Spring 2024

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10061472 Location Burbank, California, United States Business Walt Disney Television Date posted Sep. 14, 2023

Job Summary:

Be a part of an innovative team and culture…

At Disney, we‘re storytellers! We make the impossible, possible! We do this through using and developing groundbreaking technology and innovating to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our versatile team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

At Disney ABC Television Group, you’ll help us tell stories that touch millions of people around the globe and new ways for us to connect with the world. Now is your opportunity to fuel your skills.

Our team extends the reach for ABC and ABC Signature shows through merchandising working with category leaders to develop compelling product assortments, secure retail placements, translating television property into a consumer products brand driving brand awareness and incremental revenue.

A Day in the Life…

As the Licensing and Franchise Management intern for ABC TV network, you will:

  • Identify White Space opportunity for all IP’s within ABC shows especially for Grey’s Anatomy and Golden Girls through analysis of revenue opportunities, seeking collaboration partners, and market research/competitive analysis
  • Work with studios and show creators on social requests and approvals
  • Help assist with routing marketing and promotional collateral for approval and also manage and organize samples
  • Prepare, update, and help build pitch decks, spreadsheets, and materials for ABC internal partners, as well as cross-divisional partners for Licensing rights
  • Assist with handling day-to-day relationship with licensees, providing information, asset distribution, and resolving issues
  • Lead product development across multiple categories, ensuring product reflects brand expectations, quality, and Disney ILS and product integrity standards
  • Procure approvals from Legal, Business Affairs, Labor, Marketing, and Studio/Network for various projects and materials as needed
  • Help assist on Pop-up events working with various parts of the company i.e. D+, Hulu, PR & studios on asset management, legal clearances, and material routing for approvals.
  • Support the team for licensing and marketing initiatives in support of Franchise priorities
  • Streamline process documentation

What we are looking for…

  • Mac and MS Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Keynote) proficient
  • High attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment. Be able to provide quick turnarounds and use strong time-management skills to meet deadlines and balance numerous projects simultaneously
  • Self-starter, driven to go above and beyond expectations set by others. Hardworking, proactive, eager to learn, and willing to tackle new challenges
  • Possess excellent communication skills and strong relationship-building abilities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar with TV shows and/or strong interest in Television and the Entertainment Industry
  • Working knowledge of the television and entertainment industry, or previous experience in a related field

Required Education:

  • Enrolled as a junior, senior, or graduate student in an accredited college/university in the semester prior to the internship or graduated within the past 6 months
  • Previous experience (academic or internship) in marketing, communications, television, and/or business

Additional Details:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program. 
  • All candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization​
  • Must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session​
  • This internship is a primarily on-site position-- Must be able to provide own housing and reliable transportation for work in the Burbank, CA area. Also requires a working, reliable internet connection as well as a quiet, dedicated workspace.​
  • Program length-- The approximate dates of this internship are January 2024 through June 2024.

The pay rate for this role in California is $21.70 per hour. Select benefits may be provided as part of the compensation package, such as medical, financial, and/or other benefits. To learn more about our benefits visit:

About Walt Disney Television:

Walt Disney Television (WDT) redefines the future of media and entertainment. Delivering compelling creative, great storytelling, ground-breaking technology, high-impact marketing and innovative distribution, WDT offers multiple opportunities to build a career that supports entertaining and informing the world. A key unit of The Walt Disney Company, one of the world's most admired vertically integrated media enterprises, WDT includes global live action and animation entertainment, news, owned television stations, and radio. If you've got a passion to join our team of talented professionals we want to hear your story.

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 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., which is part of a business we call Walt Disney Television.

American Broadcasting Companies, 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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