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Manager, Executive Communications

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 951336BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted May 16, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

Job Summary:

At Disney Parks, Experiences and Products (DPEP), our mission is to bring the magic of Disney into the daily lives of families and fans around the world to create magical memories that last a lifetime.

The Manager, Executive Communications will help drive strategic executive engagement, and be responsible for the crafting of communications for the Chairman, DPEP along with other senior leaders. This role is an excellent opportunity to showcase strategic thinking and expertise with superior writing capabilities and versatility. Reporting to the Director, Executive Communications, this position works closely partners across Communications and Public Affairs to guide executive engagement in strategic and meaningful ways by identifying internal and external opportunities that strengthen the reputation of both the business and its leaders. This individual will also work with peers across the segment and 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 keynote addresses, video scripts, written communications to employees and external stakeholders, and panel remarks. Additionally, this role will support the integration of executive communications across DPEP, including developing an integrated speaker’s bureau approach and sharing content and best practices. Influencing and guiding leadership engagement and outreach efforts will be important to help ensure strategic alignment with 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.


Develop and support internal and external strategic executive engagement plans for senior leadership.

Prepare key messages for executives participating in high profile events, conferences or other forums where media may be present.

Develop internal and external communications -- presentations, video segments, scripts, talking points and executive perspectives.

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, either at a corporation, foundation, or government

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 in Journalism, English, Communications 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 Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Disney Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

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 Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business we call Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., 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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