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Associate Project Manager

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10022575 Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Studios Date posted Sep. 13, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

Associate Project Manager (APM)

Overview

The APM will provide support for the Studio Operations International Post team, specifically the Banner Lead and Manager/Sr Manager.  This role will plan, deliver and trouble shoot issues related to Theatrical and Disney+ Original titles.  The ideal candidate is a proactive self-starter with a passion for entertainment.  They are excited to engage with team members, partners and stakeholders.  Excels in an energetic, innovative and inclusive environment.  

Responsibilities

  • Plan, execute and track localized assets to ensure they deliver to plan; trouble shoot as necessary

  • Create, maintain and assess feasibility of all content deliveries to support theatrical, streaming and other downstream windows

  • Manage content, in terms of version control, creative instructions and editorial work for censorship

  • Monitor milestones, partner/client due dates, and maintain clear communication between distribution teams, vendors and other internal partners 

  • Identify and initiate escalation protocols for at-risk items

  • Ensure content follows an appropriate quality assurance process by building time in the plan for QC, fielding QC report questions and complete research, as needed

  • Oversee work order entries to vendors

  • Coordinate the day-to-day delivery priorities

  • Provide feedback and root cause analysis to assess process improvement opportunities

  • Utilize a wide array of managing software programs, including, Smartsheets, Google trackers, Microsoft Project, and various Disney-owned systems

Basic Qualifications

  • Strong Project Management and Reporting skills

  • Proficient in using applications such as Microsoft Office, G-Suite applications and Microsoft Project

  • Excellent communication skills - able to establish working relationships with a variety of diverse people across many teams and disciplines

  • Great organizational and time management skills

  • Able to prioritize and execute against multiple titles and deadlines at one time

  • Highly adaptable to change; nimble in accommodating changing priorities

Preferred Qualifications

  • An understanding of color grading, color spaces, aspect ratios from a QC perspective

  • 3 or more years of experience in media-related businesses (theatrical, home entertainment, streaming, etc.).

  • Familiarity with digital workflows with an understanding of developing technologies including IMF workflows, Interoperable Master Packages (IMP), ProRes master files and downstream deliverables in HDR and SDR color spaces and related HDR metadata.

  • Understanding of digital cinema mastering including composition play lists, censor edits, component management.

  • Familiarity with localization including various assets such as subtitles, captions, dub credits and how they all work together to create a user experience.   

  • Understanding of communication styles and approaches for various level of management

  • Ability to facilitate meetings with internal teams and vendors

  • Strong sense of curiosity in approaches to solving complex problems

  • Gifted at understanding the priorities of complex business decisions

About The Walt Disney Studios:

For over 95 years, The Walt Disney Studios has been the foundation on which The Walt Disney Company was built. Today it brings quality movies, episodic storytelling, music, and stage plays to consumers throughout the world. The Walt Disney Studios encompasses a collection of respected film studios, including Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Studios, and Searchlight Pictures. It is also home to Disney Theatrical Productions, producer of world-class stage shows.

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 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Studios.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation 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.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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