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Associate Producer

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 723218BR Location Glendale, California, United States Business Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Dec. 11, 2019

Job Summary:

The Interactive Experiences Team is searching for an Associate Producer who can coordinate and develop content-driven experiences for Disney, focused on kids and families in the smart speaker space. We are seeking someone with a passion for interactive media and technology who will contribute to the development of content-based products and features that drive our licensing business. This role will work closely with cross-functional teams across the Games and Interactive Experiences team, including Business Development, Creative, Franchise, Quality Assurance and Marketing to ensure that new products deliver on-time, on-budget, are scalable, and truly delight and inspire Disney fans and consumers

Responsibilities:

  • Product Management: Partner with creative and technical teams to ideate, and develop existing and new interactive, voice experiences aligned with business strategy and delivered to class-leading partners. Utilize a customer and child-centric mindset to ensure products and features entertain and delight Disney fans and consumers. Ideate on how to bring the best Disney experiences to the latest and most popular mobile platforms and devices.
  • Execute: Collaborate with internal creative teams and external vendors to deliver content-based experiences working closely with Franchise stakeholders to ensure consistency in storytelling. Closely manage development details, guiding product development through multiple business stakeholder checkpoints from ideation to delivery. Consistently deliver on-time, regularly communicating to key partners notifying them of each step in the process.
  • Content and Research: Keep up-to-date on Disney slate of upcoming theatrical and corporate priorities, as well as the smart speaker market. Propose additions to new and existing interactive content programs by highlighting Disney priorities combined with themes of seasonality, holidays, and trends.
  • Document: Prepare, distribute, and archive project plans and details, schedules, and meeting notes. Ensure project documentation remains up-to-date ensuring that the latest additions are accurate, and trusted. Assist in process of documenting and archiving all voice assets.
  • Quality: Effectively manage processes for franchise feedback, triage, and prioritization to maintain high-quality products. Be aware of privacy, legal, and accessibility regulations to ensure consistent compliance.
  • Communication: Build stakeholder relationships and communicate efficiently as it relates to requirements, scope, budget estimates, and product delivery. Have the ability to present product updates, and project plans in a clear and concise manner to internal stakeholders, and external partners.
  • Focus Groups: Plan and assist with focus groups with children. Liaise with preschool partners, organize focus groups, assist with focus group testing.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience in Product Management or Producing interactive experiences
  • Excellent communication skills, especially in partner discussions and email communication
  • Experience collaborating with producers, designers, and audio teams on developing creative concepts
  • Experience collaborating with engineers on technical requirements and product design
  • Experience working with Quality Assurance teams, and comfortable performing numerous rounds of checking on products to ensure accuracy and stability
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with an ability to easily flex in, or flex out of projects large and small
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong problem-solving/troubleshooting skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience creating digital media products for the kids and family space
  • Experience with database tools, Google Docs, MS Office, Slack, JIRA, Keynote, video editing tools, audio tools
  • Experience working with children
  • Tech or media industry enthusiasm

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

About Parks, Experiences and Products:

The 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 Online, which is part of a business segment we call Parks, Experiences and Products.

Disney Online 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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