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Senior Manager, Content Compliance EMEA

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 915458BR Location London, England, United Kingdom Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Jan. 10, 2022

Job Summary:

As a key adviser to Disney Media Group’s Content and Programming Strategy team for EMEA, the Content Compliance team advises on various aspects of programme content compliance. The Senior Manager Content Compliance will have demonstrable experience in advising broadcasters in the UK and across EMEA on regulatory, brand and policy matters. This senior role also provides management, guidance for others in the Regional Compliance team in order to ensure successful delivery by the team. This role liaises regularly with other lines of business and Compliance colleagues in other European countries and the United States. A key aspect of this role will be working on Live Action Productions.



Role Responsibilities:

  • Assists in guiding and establishing relevant company policy and brand protection initiatives.
  • Key point of contact for Compliance advice required by Disney Media Group.
  • Assists with Content Compliance team’s primary relationships with external sales agents and Ad Sales.
  • Point of contact for Disney Franchise teams and other lines of business working with the EMEA Channels.
  • Provides professional support and advice to other Disney Content Compliance advisers throughout EMEA and globally.
  • Represents Disney Compliance to regulators, industry groups and trade associations.
  • Evaluates the need for training sessions across the EMEA Channels and implements the same.
  • Oversees and manages the Compliance team’s advice on advertising and sponsorship throughout EMEA.
  • Provides reliable and knowledgeable compliance support and reference point for original productions from concepts through to scripts, rough cuts and final cuts.
  • Provides reliable and knowledgeable compliance support for owned media, competition spots and on air campaigns.
  • Give sound verbal and written compliance guidance to other areas of the business in emails and meetings, including ad hoc advice, as required.
  • Gives confident compliance training and presentations to other lines of business, as and when required, adapting to their needs.
  • Manage direct reports, and their duties, giving sound and confident advice and training and allocating their work.
  • Progress stakeholder relationships.
  • Ensure Programmers are advised of sensitive content if tragic news events occur.
  • Share compliance information/issues/points of interest with other EMEA countries and vice versa.
  • Give compliance advice on and implement any new systems, eg: Adstream, Mediator, ensuring smooth take up for the team.


Experience and Qualifications required:

  • Significant and demonstrable experience and track record of accuracy in broadcast regulatory compliance, preferably at a UK FTA broadcaster, as experience in Live Action production, including defamation, (Factual and Drama) will be key to this role.
  • Detailed knowledge and practical application of Broadcasting Codes in UK and Europe.
  • Experience and ability in being a confident and effective manager for direct reports.
  • Experience in complying and giving sound compliance guidance and advice to various lines of business, adapting according to their needs, on the following: programmes, advertising and sponsorship, on air promotions and competitions, PRMs, online environment.Experience in responding quickly and effectively, in diverse forums, meetings, emails, including ad hoc, as required, from a compliance perspective to different lines of business. Fast, reactive response to urgent Production queries, which may be out of hours.
  • Champions Diversity & Inclusion, and ensure it flows through the Content that Compliance advises on. Assist the Director of Content Compliance with relevant training sessions across the creative business.


Skills Required:

  • The ability to be an effective and supportive leader of others in the team.
  • Detailed knowledge of all of the above regulatory Codes and their relevant application to broadcasters.
  • Experience in areas close to Legal, as well as Compliance, such as neg checks, defamation etc.
  • Strong personal presence and demonstrable gravitas, able to support the Director of Content Compliance to a high level.
  • The ability to communicate quickly and effectively from a Compliance perspective, with evaluations, advice and guidance, to internal stakeholders in different lines of business, in verbal and written correspondence as well as in meetings.
  • The ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing or in meetings, with responses, advice and guidance to external Ad Sales teams and production teams.
  • The ability to communicate in a timely and effective manner, in order to keep the Director of Content Compliance updated on key issues.
  • The ability to give presentations and trainings, as and when required, adapting to the needs of various lines of business.
  • The ability to work with internal programme and advertising delivery systems.
  • The ability to adapt to new systems and contribute to advising on any new system requirements as when they are in development.


Competencies required:

  • Thinks Strategically
  • Builds Relationships
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Drives Results
  • Inspires Creativity and Innovation
  • Champions Change
  • Builds Teams
  • Exhibits Professional Excellence

Responsibilities:

Role Responsibilities:

  • Assists in guiding and establishing relevant company policy and brand protection initiatives.
  • Key point of contact for Compliance advice required by Disney Media Group.
  • Assists with Content Compliance team’s primary relationships with external sales agents and Ad Sales.
  • Point of contact for Disney Franchise teams and other lines of business working with the EMEA Channels.
  • Provides professional support and advice to other Disney Content Compliance advisers throughout EMEA and globally.
  • Represents Disney Compliance to regulators, industry groups and trade associations.
  • Evaluates the need for training sessions across the EMEA Channels and implements the same.
  • Oversees and manages the Compliance team’s advice on advertising and sponsorship throughout EMEA.
  • Provides reliable and knowledgeable compliance support and reference point for original productions from concepts through to scripts, rough cuts and final cuts.
  • Provides reliable and knowledgeable compliance support for owned media, competition spots and on air campaigns.
  • Give sound verbal and written compliance guidance to other areas of the business in emails and meetings, including ad hoc advice, as required.
  • Gives confident compliance training and presentations to other lines of business, as and when required, adapting to their needs.
  • Manage direct reports, and their duties, giving sound and confident advice and training and allocating their work.
  • Progress stakeholder relationships.
  • Ensure Programmers are advised of sensitive content if tragic news events occur.
  • Share compliance information/issues/points of interest with other EMEA countries and vice versa.
  • Give compliance advice on and implement any new systems, eg: Adstream, Mediator, ensuring smooth take up for the team.

Basic Qualifications:

Experience and Qualifications required:

  • Significant and demonstrable experience and track record of accuracy in broadcast regulatory compliance, preferably at a UK FTA broadcaster, as experience in Live Action production, including defamation, (Factual and Drama) will be key to this role.
  • Detailed knowledge and practical application of Broadcasting Codes in UK and Europe.
  • Experience and ability in being a confident and effective manager for direct reports.
  • Experience in complying and giving sound compliance guidance and advice to various lines of business, adapting according to their needs, on the following: programmes, advertising and sponsorship, on air promotions and competitions, PRMs, online environment.Experience in responding quickly and effectively, in diverse forums, meetings, emails, including ad hoc, as required, from a compliance perspective to different lines of business. Fast, reactive response to urgent Production queries, which may be out of hours.
  • Champions Diversity & Inclusion, and ensure it flows through the Content that Compliance advises on. Assist the Director of Content Compliance with relevant training sessions across the creative business.


Skills Required:

  • The ability to be an effective and supportive leader of others in the team.
  • Detailed knowledge of all of the above regulatory Codes and their relevant application to broadcasters.
  • Experience in areas close to Legal, as well as Compliance, such as neg checks, defamation etc.
  • Strong personal presence and demonstrable gravitas, able to support the Director of Content Compliance to a high level.
  • The ability to communicate quickly and effectively from a Compliance perspective, with evaluations, advice and guidance, to internal stakeholders in different lines of business, in verbal and written correspondence as well as in meetings.
  • The ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing or in meetings, with responses, advice and guidance to external Ad Sales teams and production teams.
  • The ability to communicate in a timely and effective manner, in order to keep the Director of Content Compliance updated on key issues.
  • The ability to give presentations and trainings, as and when required, adapting to the needs of various lines of business.
  • The ability to work with internal programme and advertising delivery systems.
  • The ability to adapt to new systems and contribute to advising on any new system requirements as when they are in development.

Additional Information:

Competencies required:

  • Thinks Strategically
  • Builds Relationships
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Drives Results
  • Inspires Creativity and Innovation
  • Champions Change
  • Builds Teams
  • Exhibits Professional Excellence


About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 The Walt Disney Company Ltd., which is part of a business segment we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

The Walt Disney Company Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, colour, religion or belief, sex, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, disability or pregnancy or maternity. 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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