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Publicity Coordinator (Disney Channels)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 753539BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Walt Disney Television Date posted Mar. 10, 2020

Job Summary:

Are you a born organizer? Do you keep your cool under pressure? Do you have experience supporting a high-level executive? And do you have a soft spot for Disney? If you’re nodding your head, then an Executive Support Professional position in Disney Channels Worldwide Communications at The Walt Disney Company might be right for you.

Our Executive Support Professionals/Coordinators are highly-respected because their skills are essential to the success of the company. You’d be part of a dynamic, fast-paced team and would work with some of the most creative, intelligent people in the business. Join us – apply today!

This position currently reports to the Vice President, Communications

Responsibilities:

You would be responsible for the day-to-day workings of the leader(s) you support.
It goes without saying that there will be expense reports, travel planning, hundreds of phone messages and endless calendar jockeying, but this job is very much about people, about forming strong relationships with your leaders and co-workers, and about understanding how to leverage the human capital within the Disney enterprise to help your executive(s) flourish. As the “face” of your executive(s) within The Walt Disney Company, your professionalism, loyalty and attitude are a reflection of the office, and as such, are a critical component to its success.

Every day as a Coordinator on our team is different! On any given day you might:
  • Create a multi-city travel itinerary, taking into account time zones, weather delays, traffic and fatigue levels
  • Review your leader’s schedule to build-in time for things like thinking, and getting to/from meetings in our sprawling campus
  • Understand the day’s priorities so you can be smart about how you direct phone calls
  • Schedule conference rooms, meetings and video chats
  • Be ready to throw the entire schedule out the door when an emergency comes up, then pick it up again when the dust settles
  • Read relevant newspapers and trade journals so you understand the mission of the office
  • Assist in drafting press materials as needed
  • Compile and update department press lists
  • Draft social media copy
  • Pull clips, images and other assets as needed for press hits/coverage
  • Interact with media relations management and staff, Disney Channel global management and with Administrative staff
  • Build strong external partnerships with Consumer Press, Trade Press and other media outlets, PR firms, studio PR counterparts, talent and creative teams
  • Act as “casual buyer” of all office supplies for the department, and manage purchase orders and vendor contracts
  • Prepare regular reports and summaries -- you’ll have tasks that you “own” completely
  • Collaborate on projects by conducting research, writing and fact-checking
  • Assist with on-boarding new employees – you’ll be the “friendly face” that newbies count on to answer all their questions, including many who are quite senior in the organization
  • Mentor and train other support professionals in hard skills like computer programs (i.e. Pix, Mediator), and soft skills like teamwork
  • Manage logistics for high-profile, complex events like red carpet premieres, fan events (i.e. Comic-Con, D23 Expo), series' launches and offsites as well as smaller-scale gatherings such as service recognition parties

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2 years’ of experience supporting a Director or above and/or equivalent experience
  • Sharp written and verbal communication skills, including clean grammar and a robust vocabulary
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize deadlines/deliverables
  • Strong proficiency with all types of computers, phones and office equipment
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office programs
  • A calm head and steady hand to deal with the unexpected
  • Confidence to learn new programs when necessary
  • Complete reliability handling confidential information
  • Desire to truly be helpful to your leaders and co-workers, to go the extra mile without being asked, to build solid inter and intra-team relationships
  • Some flexibility in your schedule – we value work/life balance, but in a pinch, a bit more time is needed
  • Very strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • A professional demeanor, positive outlook and a can-do attitude

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience or work in media relations and/or basic understanding of public relations, talent relations and the TV/entertainment industry
  • Experience working with SAP, Photoshop and Concur
  • Experience working in a large publicly-traded company

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Communications, Journalism, Media Relations, Public Relations

About Walt Disney Television:

Walt Disney Television (WDT) redefines the future of media and entertainment. Delivering compelling creative, great storytelling, ground-breaking technology, high-impact marketing and innovative distribution, WDT offers multiple opportunities to build a career that supports entertaining and informing the world. A key unit of The Walt Disney Company, one of the world's most admired vertically integrated media enterprises, WDT includes global live action and animation entertainment, news, owned television stations, and radio. If you've got a passion to join our team of talented professionals we want to hear your story.

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 ABC Cable Networks Group, which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney Television.

ABC Cable Networks Group 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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