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Sr. Manager, Content Planning

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10066683 Location Glendale, California, United States Business Disney Direct to Consumer Date posted Oct. 13, 2023

Job Summary:


About the Role & Team

Disney’s Direct to Consumer team oversees the Hulu and Disney+ streaming businesses within Disney Entertainment helping to bring The Walt Disney Company’s best-in-class storytelling to fans and families everywhere. The Disney+ Programming and Content Curation team is responsible for leading content planning, scheduling, on-service merchandising, slate management, and programming insights that contribute to a cohesive strategic content approach for the service.

What You Will Do

The Sr. Manager, Content Planning will help craft and lead the global business rules and content windowing strategy on behalf of Disney+ Programming, in close partnership with several teams and collaborators across the company, including Distribution, Sales, Finance, Business Operations, Analytics, and international Programming teams. This position requires a keen understanding of how content windowing and sharing across platforms impacts the business, using data and insights to advise recommendations. This role will report into the Director, Strategic Content Planning.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to establish, document, and coordinate global business rules for content sharing and windowing, including determination on second run windows for linear exhibition and identifying content that can be licensed to third-party partners.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to oversee the implementation of the content sharing and windowing strategy on a per-title basis.
  • Iterate on strategy, recommending adjustments to frameworks based on performance data and insights.
  • Represent Disney+ Programming in meetings with a professional and diplomatic disposition, as the primary point of contact for this function
  • Develop and manage a team.

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • 8+ years digital media experience.
  • 2+ years of people management experience.
  • Experience in fields related to content strategy, licensing/windowing, content curation, and project management, ideally in digital media and entertainment.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong diplomatic mentality and proven track record to work well in a team environment and across a matrixed organization.
  • Experience with using data to advise and iterate on decisions.
  • Lead multiple demands and contending priorities efficiently for self and others.
  • Strong emotional intelligence and collaborative spirit.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new technology and constantly evolving organizations, and to thrive in a very fast-paced working environment.
  • Passion for The Walt Disney Company segments, brands, and franchises.

Preferred Qualifications

  • SVOD or Linear TV experience
  • Windowing/programming strategy experience


  • Bachelor’s degree

The hiring range for this position in CA is $123,000.00 to $165,000.00 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

About Disney Direct to Consumer:

Disney’s Direct to Consumer team oversees the Hulu and Disney+ streaming businesses within Disney Entertainment helping to bring The Walt Disney Company’s best-in-class storytelling to fans and families everywhere.

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 Disney DTC LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Direct to Consumer.

Disney DTC LLC 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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