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Manager, Design - ESPN

Burbank, California, United States

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Job ID 852605BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Sep. 01, 2021

Job Summary:

DMED Technology Design:
Design at Disney is at the forefront of creating intuitive, innovative, and beautiful products that
our fans love and crave. We strive to design high-quality end-to-end experiences while
maintaining an inclusive and collaborative culture. To us, team-fit and attitude are as important
as hard design skills.

DMED Technology Design is the unified design org for 90+ customer-facing websites/apps
and hundreds of enterprise products in the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution
(DMED) Technology organization. We are the storytellers responsible for adding “something
special” to our consumers’ experience every day through exciting design, artwork, branding and
UX globally. We are responsible for driving the product design, user experiences, creative
direction, production design, motion design, service design, UX copywriting, UX research and
UX engineering. It is our job to create a framework that delivers consistent, creative and
innovative user experiences for people – whether they are using Disney’s consumer-facing
products, or the platforms, products and tools that help power our business. Crucially, how we
do that work must be both imaginative and efficient, allowing us to also free our team devote
energy to using design to drive innovation.

The consumer portfolio we get to design for includes many of the most trusted and beloved
brands in the world – ABC, ABC News, Disney, ESPN, Freeform, FX, Marvel, National
Geographic and Star Wars. These are great products, and our charge is to always imagine ways
to make them even better; to deliver happiness and magical moments through artistry and
inventive design, reinforcing the emotional connection between consumers and Disney’s
brands.

The enterprise portfolio we are responsible for is also critically important – and our colleagues,
partners and businesses will be relying upon us to bring the same kind of imagination, ease and
consistent excellence to those experiences.

Product Design:
The DMED Technology Product Design team delivers transformative consumer-facing product
innovation across Mobile, Desktop, and TV apps for our consumer experiences. This mission
includes delivering brand-specific consumer experiences, building cohesive user journeys
within a product family, partnering across Product, Engineering and other business partners,
and working with Design team members directing rapid visual concepts, producing high
fidelity visual design. We are a multi-disciplinary design team where you’ll have the
opportunity to collaborate with many design groups and specialties to create innovative
products that people love to use.

The Manager, Design will lead the product experience innovation of apps and websites for a
specific product area such as Sports, News, Editorial, Entertainment, and Studios. S/he will be
responsible for building, managing and mentoring a team of Designers; and is highly
innovative, creative, engaging, able to work with all types of people, and deeply knowledgeable
about the latest design trends and technologies. They can ship ground-breaking product
experiences and continue iterating it to disrupt the convention.

Responsibilities:

- You will be responsible for managing, leading, inspiring, and growing the Design Team
- You understand consumers and can solve their problems through product innovation
and forward-thinking design solutions
- You will lead a brand-specific design innovation.
- You will direct rapid visual concepts, produce high fidelity visual design, coordinate
requirements with stakeholders and partners, and present design to executives and
business partners
- Your design work sets an example that all designers want to follow
- You will operate as the primary point-of-contact on strategic initiatives for design
leadership
- You will be expected to partner with a variety of teams, inspiring confidence that your
team will deliver compelling design and UX that are cohesive, inclusive, and well informed on time.

Basic Qualifications:

- 7+ years of relevant industry experiences, of which 3+ years of management
Experiences
- Bachelor's degree required, MBA or technical degree preferred
- You have led and inspired a team of designers
- You are a true innovator, and enjoy creating something that disrupt conventions
- You have project planned and to deliver excellent design solutions on time
- You have a broad understanding of different systems, theories, and practices of design
leadership
- You have been proactive in bringing together groups of individuals to solve a problem
- You are hungry for innovation, eager to challenge the status quo
- You can communicate complex concepts clearly and persuasively across different
audiences and varying levels of the organization
- You have managed stakeholders and set priorities

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About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 Disney Streaming Technology LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Disney Streaming Technology LLC 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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