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Director, Awards (National Geographic & Disney Branded Television)

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Job Summary:

OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

National Geographic

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Director of Awards will establish and execute year-round awards / guild strategy for National Geographic, National Documentary Films and Disney Branded Television (DBT). The Director will report into the Sr. Director of Media Relations, National Documentary Films and the VP of Communications.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute awards campaign strategy for National Geographic, National Documentary Films and Disney Branded Television, including management of consultants, strategy development, FYC mailings and events, and outreach to all awards organizations
  • Partner with PR Team and consultants to ensure press campaign strategy aligns with award campaign strategy
  • Liaise with leaders at TV & Film Academy, guilds and other awards organizations
  • Handle all required AMPAS and guild submissions for awards
  • Plan AMPAS and guild screening programs and Q&A opportunities (streaming or live)
  • Serve as network liaison for all awards-related business including, but not limited to the following groups: AMPAS, AFI, BAFTA, BFCA, DGA, HFPA, NAACP, PGA, SAG and WGA
  • Liaise with Nat Geo and DBT executives and management as well as outside consultants to keep them updated on key awards season details and dates
  • Oversee and manage annual awards budget
  • Facilitate talent participation in award ceremonies and industry events, working directly with the PR Title Team assigned to specific campaigns
  • Establish aesthetic, branding and awareness goals for FYC campaigns through collaboration with marketing executives and filmmakers
  • Work with marketing strategy team for print/trade ad media buy, making recommendations for ad buying strategy and timing for digital, radio and outdoor media, and consulting on ad designs
  • As part of the Below The Line campaign outreach, collaborate with BTL artists and PR Team to ensure representative clips, reels and unit photography for award submission and promotion are delivered in a timely manner
  • Manage external consultants and agencies and lead weekly team meetings
  • Create awards campaign overall presentations/decks for filmmaker and executive sign-off
  • Coordinate tables and ticketing for all award-related ceremonies
  • Oversee planning and execution for select film/talent tastemaker screenings and receptions
  • Manage content population and screening outreach to guilds with network operations team, including platform for assets, access and code management

Requirements:

  • 6+ years experience at a studio/network, creative agency or branded content studio or in an entertainment marketing environment
  • Excellent written, communication and presentation skills for internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience managing and tracking awards budgets
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Google docs
  • Highly organized, professional, motivated, and extremely detail-oriented with strong prioritization skills
  • Must have the ability to multitask, work well under pressure and work effectively under changing priorities, deadlines, and daily time constraints
  • Extensive knowledge of the Awards industry and experience running and managing FYC creative campaigns, including experience communicating campaigns and creative with filmmakers
  • Must have executive-level collaboration experience
  • Experience in design of physical brand experiences for Awards media, stunts and events
  • Basic knowledge of A/V needs/formats preferred

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.



About National Geographic:

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

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 National Geographic, which is part of a business segment we call National Geographic.

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

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