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Manager, Employee Communications & Branding

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 878353BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Nov. 11, 2021

Job Summary:

Imagine a career with an organization that brings smiles to millions every day. Imagine working with people whose passion for what they do is simply indescribable. We are The Walt Disney Company, live with a rich legacy of innovation, entertainment, and lifelong memories. With our vast array of both businesses and professionals, you’ll have the opportunity to join a team that’s beloved around the world, and to find out how it feels to love what you do. We invite you to discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you‘ve been looking for.

The Manager, Employee Communications and Branding will actively support, develop and execute a multitude of strategic communications and marketing campaigns for employee communications for the enterprise. This person will report to the Sr. Manager, Employee Communications and Branding, and will support two senior managers on the team. This role works with multiple in-house teams and will work with external partners as needed. The ideal candidate will have experience in developing and implementing multiple high level communication plans for a top brand through various channels (including social media), while also being savvy in issues-related topics affecting employees in the workplace.


  • Developing employee focused communications, working with HR departments such as learning and development, talent solutions, benefits, compensation, employee relations, Global HR Operations and others to strategically plan and develop content for both broad and targeted channels.
  • Developing and implementing communication plans related to Employee Social Responsibility, including publicizing ESR programs and initiatives to employee audiences and working with the ESR team to develop content for various employee platforms.
  • Preparing content for the Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report and Annual Meeting of Shareholders related to employees and workforce; coordinate with with various other HR-related departments for investor-related inquiries.
  • Working with senior manager and director to lay the ground work for tools and resources that help track and mitigate ongoing landscape issues affecting employees as part of an issues management process and tracking system for the enterprise.
  • Tracking and flagging daily issues while keeping an ongoing issues radar up-to-date; preparing recommendations for next steps for the company to address (if needed).
  • Helping with communications project management (e.g.: toolkits, calendars), reporting (results, impact reports, measurement) and the development of ongoing systems to track messaging, content and communications plans.
  • Creating and developing website and social content, including messages, FAQs and graphics, along with PPT and Keynote presentations as needed for various communication plans and presentations to leadership.
  • Assisting with the employee experience rebranding work and integration throughout the enterprise.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Content development experience with emphasis on creative/marketing/public relations
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to quickly develop PPT/Keynote content and graphics
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and share new and creative ideas
  • Ability to translate complex industry-specific information into consumable communications for various audiences
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous, environment and manage multiple deadlines and tasks
  • Knowledge and experience in crisis communications and issues management frame work
  • Well organized and trustworthy with a high level of discretion
  • Solution-finder/problem-solver

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited University or equivalent experience
  • Preferred degree in communications, journalism or marketing

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 segment 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.

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