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Manager, Executive Communications

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 961907BR Location Burbank, California, United States / New York, New York, United States Business Disney Streaming Date posted May 23, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

Job Summary:

At Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution (DMED), our mission is to deliver The Walt Disney Company’s (TWDC) unparalleled storytelling to consumers in the evolving ways fans and families around the world prefer to experience our content.

The Manager, Executive Communications will help drive strategic executive engagement, and be responsible for the crafting of communications for senior leaders within DMED. This role is an excellent opportunity to showcase strategic thinking and expertise with superior writing capabilities and versatility. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Executive Communications, this position will focus on delivering high-quality communications for executives overseeing the distribution of Disney’s world-class films, series, and live events.

This position works closely with partners across DMED to guide executive engagement in strategic and meaningful ways that strengthen the reputation of both the business and its leaders. This individual will also work with peers across the Company to ensure coordination and integration when multiple speakers from Disney are involved. This role requires frequent interaction with senior executives. Candidates should have experience interfacing with principals and be comfortable acting as an advisor and thought partner. Candidates should also be able to flex their style to optimize their interaction with leaders.

In terms of day-to-day responsibilities, this role will focus on speeches, presentations, and other written materials, including video scripts, written communications to employees and external stakeholders, and panel remarks. Influencing and guiding leadership engagement and outreach efforts will be important to help inform and drive segment-wide communications plans. This role is part of a larger executive communications team responsible for internal and external engagement, strategic positioning, and stakeholder event management.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and support internal and external strategic executive engagement plans for senior leadership.
  • Develop internal and external communications -- presentations, video segments, scripts, talking points and executive perspectives.
  • Prepare key messages for executives participating in high profile events, conferences, or other forums where media may be present.
  • Conduct presentation preparation and rehearsals and be on site day of event to manage logistics and handle executive needs (may require domestic and international travel).
  • Manage content development and presentation design for internal and external audiences.

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least 7 years of corporate/foundation/government executive communications experience
  • Ability to translate complicated concepts into clear, compelling language for audiences ranging from key stakeholders to media to consumers
  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective executive communication content requiring minimal editing and rework
  • Demonstrated leadership, strategic-thinking and problem-solving skills
  • A highly collaborative approach
  • Ability to manage constantly changing priorities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with people at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work under pressure
  • Experience creating Keynote and PowerPoint presentations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with The Walt Disney Company including in-depth knowledge of Disney business and organizational sensitivities

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.



About Disney Streaming:

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 Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International, which is part of a business we call Disney Streaming.

Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International 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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