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VP, Communications & Public Affairs

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10030817 Location Celebration, Florida, United States Business Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Jan. 24, 2023

Job Summary:

DPEP is seeking a Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Consumer Products, Games and Publishing (CPGP) who will report directly to the Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications, Disney Signature Experiences and Consumer Products. The principal responsibilities this position are to drive the CPGP business through integrated PR campaigns, while advancing its reputation by leading the strategic development and execution of internal and external communication campaigns, content development, stakeholder engagement, issues management and corporate citizenship. This role will strategically lead the functions of PR and franchise communications, media relations, internal and executive communications, and public affairs for all businesses globally (North America, EMEA and APAC), including licensing, retail/eCommerce, games and publishing.

The Vice President will serve as a trusted advisor to leaders of the CPGP organization and will have an important role in influencing decisions and larger business strategies. The VP will collaborate and build relationships with partners, press and executives, managing all facets of communications to keep global audiences informed in a dynamic environment where change is a constant.

This role will be responsible for the development of the comprehensive communications and public affairs strategy for CPGP and the delivery of a variety of projects with a strong focus on proactive PR and reputational communications campaigns, segment-wide partnerships, and marketplace intelligence. The VP will also work with the Executive Communications teams to execute plans and support the creation of written materials for internal and external use.

The ideal candidate will have experience in PR, public affairs, media relations, issues management and internal and executive communications, along with exceptional writing skills. The candidate should also have the ability to synthesize large amounts of information into compelling, actionable insights, and have an understanding of the media landscape.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Communications expert with a minimum of 10 - 15 years of relevant communications experience
  • Previous consumer goods experience strongly preferred
  • Strong media/press relations experience
  • Must have experience leading and developing a team
  • Strong understanding of TWDC, with experience working with International teams
  • Experience building overall brand visibility and managing corporate reputations through high-impact media relations programs
  • Ability to influence people/lead in a matrixed organization and build strong internal/external relationships
  • High level of corporate professionalism, maturity and political savvy
  • Ability to bring clarity to ambiguous situations and act decisively
  • Demonstrated track record in leading a communications function and working directly with senior executive teams
  • Demonstrated proficiency in communications with media as company spokesperson
  • Disciplined organizational skills in all aspects of job performance with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple projects and execute quickly while maintaining set list of priorities and focus

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 Disney Consumer Prod & Interactive Media, which is part of a business we call Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.

Disney Consumer Prod & Interactive Media 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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