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Manager, Creative Advertising

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 951715BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Searchlight Pictures Date posted Jun. 14, 2022

Job Summary:

Searchlight Pictures is a global specialty film company that develops, produces, finances and acquires motion pictures for both worldwide theatrical and streaming releases. It has its own marketing and distribution operations, and is part of The Walt Disney Studios, a division of The Walt Disney Company. Founded in 1994 as Fox Searchlight Pictures, the company’s titles have grossed over $5 billion worldwide, amassing 28 Golden Globe Awards, 49 BAFTA awards, and 43 Academy Awards including five Best Picture winners since 2009: Slumdog Millionaire, 12 Years a Slave, Birdman, The Shape of Water, and Nomadland. Upcoming feature releases include Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s award-winning Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised), David Bruckner’s The Night House, Michael Showalter’s The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Scott Cooper’s Antlers, Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley, Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, and Taika Waititi’s Next Goal Wins. The company includes Searchlight Television, which develops and produces series for streaming, network, and cable partners.


  • Executes creative audio/visual advertising campaign strategies for both streaming (Hulu) & theatrical titles, in conjunction with senior management and filmmakers.
  • Supports creation of all advertising campaigns to optimize use on various digital platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, FEPs, and site-driven placements. This includes trailers, TV spots, online ads, viral videos, clips for publicity and online use, and internal presentation reels.
  • Supports management of creative advertising budgets.
  • Reviews campaigns to ensure consistent, top-quality creative.
  • Participates in brainstorm sessions and internal and external creative reviews.
  • Relays creative feedback to agencies, vendors, internal partners, etc. with creative strategy in mind.
  • Gathers and manages all digital files of the campaign materials and distributes as needed.
  • Quality-checks all final files with a detail-oriented eye before distribution, communicating updates with agency and/or vendor as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in film/episodic A/V creative advertising at either a studio or creative agency.
  • 3+ years Associate Producer level strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience working with streaming studios is a plus.
  • A bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, advertising, public relations, or a related discipline preferred.
  • Strong understanding of current theatrical and digital advertising trends, formats, and influence.
  • Experience in project, budget, and vendor management.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively and present campaigns to management and filmmakers.
  • Possess a solid creative point of view and aesthetic, ensuring creative materials are produced at a high-quality level.
  • Proactive and resourceful, juggling many large projects in various degrees of completion at the same time.
  • Consistent follow-through ability to traffic communication and ensure project accuracy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team.

About Searchlight Pictures:

Searchlight Pictures is a specialty film company that both finances and acquires motion pictures. It has its own marketing and distribution operations, and the films are distributed internationally by Twentieth Century Studios.

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 Searchlight Pictures, Inc., which is part of a business we call Searchlight Pictures.

Searchlight Pictures, Inc. 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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