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Project Associate - Product Development- Disney Publishing

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10078267 Location Celebration, Florida, United States Business Consumer Products Games & Publishing Date posted Feb. 01, 2024

Job Summary:

About the Role & Team

As a Project Associate Product Development with Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW), you will support licensees within a designated region serving as a liaison between design teams and artists.

In this role you will report to the Manager- Product Development

This is a Full-Time role.

What You Will Do

Every single day in the Project Associate role is different! On any one day, you might:

  • Provide product development support to various global licensees across book, magazine, and digital licensees

  • Route product and marketing submissions in Online Product Approvals (OPA), synthesizing feedback from creative teams so that licensees have a clear understanding of the changes they need to make in order for their products to be approved

  • Build relationships with internal Disney Publishing Worldwide creative teams in various countries to stay educated about Art, Editorial, and Design guidelines for all franchises, including Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar and Nat Geo

  • Provide support to licensees with day-to-day inquiries related to systems, creative/assets and process/schedule. Work with the Commercialization team as well as the Creative Operations manager to address concerns/issues that arise

  • Communicate guidelines to licensees through daily email exchanges and occasional meetings that include members of those same creative teams when extra guidance is needed by a licensee

  • Establish relationships with licensees to better understand each market and business situation and to better attend to the needs of each licensee

  • Act as liaison between creative teams and licensees, learning how to balance (and to occasionally arbitrate) differences between the creative guidelines of Art, Editorial, and Design teams and licensee business limitations

  • Secure reference/assets from various content providers around the company for use in products

  • Manage administrative tasks that serve Creative Operations as well as external partners

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • 3+ years of experience in a project management role

  • 2+ years of experience working with creative teams

  • High level of organization skills, ability to prioritize many complex and detailed projects at once

  • Relationship-building skills

  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and within tight deadlines

  • Ability to balance the needs of multiple stakeholders

  • Problem solver with a “can do” attitude

Preferred Qualifications

  • Negotiation experience


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience

Additional Information

Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities, and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at



About Consumer Products Games & Publishing:

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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 Buena Vista Books, Inc., which is part of a business we call Consumer Products Games & Publishing.

Buena Vista Books, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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