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Senior Communications Specialist, Corporate Communications

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 885826BR Location Glendale, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Nov. 30, 2021

Job Summary:

As part of the team of the Corporate Communications editorial team, you will bring the magic of Disney to life for Disney fans, cast members, and employees around the world. The Senior Communications Specialist—with the support of leadership—will work on both internal and external-facing content for the world’s largest and most innovative media company. The Senior Communications Specialist collaborates with internal partners to deliver news to our cast and employees while also managing the content for D23: The Official Disney Fan Club’s stunning publication, Disney twenty-three.

On any given day, you will play a vital role in creating, managing, and editing a wide variety of engaging editorial content—all with a high degree of ownership and responsibility.

You are a “quick study” of complex and dynamic issues who can creatively problem-solve through a highly organized approach. You may have several years of experience in corporate communications and/or as a staff editor/writer for an established corporation or media outlet, with proven experience in driving innovation through influence, not authority, and will be comfortable navigating a complex corporate environment while supporting an iconic global brand.

Responsibilities:

  • Works with internal business partners, including Human Resources, to manage, write, and edit content
  • Serves as managing editor for Disney twenty-three publication
  • Writes and edits first-rate stories covering all aspects and brands of The Walt Disney Company for corporate editorial platforms.
  • Helps provide editorial content for Disney Corporate Creative Resources events and clients.
  • Works with internal partners to identify strong stories about upcoming Disney priorities key to driving the business.
  • Brainstorms story ideas during regular editorial planning meetings

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2-5+ years writing, editing, and/or serving as managing editor at an editorial outlet or internally at a corporation
  • In-depth knowledge of AP Style
  • Quick learner who can take direction, work under pressure, and thrive as part of a team
  • Can successfully prioritize and handle multiple tasks
  • Extremely detailed and highly organized
  • High sense of responsibility and confidentiality
  • Ability to work with collaboratively with colleagues around the enterprise
  • Detailed computer skills on Mac (Word, Excel, Google Docs, Project Management software, Outlook);
  • Familiarity with WordPress CMS

Preferred Qualifications:

  • In-depth knowledge of The Walt Disney Company and its legacy, as well as a strong writing background, solid editorial skills, and the ability to create compelling story angles.

Required Education

  • B.A. degree in English, Communications, or a related field


About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

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 TWDC Enterprises 18 Corp., which is part of a business segment we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

TWDC Enterprises 18 Corp. 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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