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Director, Awards (National Geographic)

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10060254 Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business ABC Date posted Sep. 13, 2023

Job Summary:

The Director, Awards will establish and execute year-round awards / guild strategy for National Geographic Content and National Documentary Films. The role reports into the VP, Communications, National Documentary Films. The Director, Awards is charged with developing and executing awards campaign strategies, which includes management of consultants, strategy, FYC mailings and events, outreach to all awards organizations and guilds, being the awards lead in dealing with internal producers and publicists and media, and tracking awards submissions, managing awards budgets and agencies.


  • Work with PR Team and Consultants to ensure press campaign strategy aligns with award campaign strategy.
  • Facilitate talent participation in award ceremonies and industry events, working directly with the PR Title Team assigned to specific campaigns.
  • Liaison with Nat Geo executives/management and outside consultants to keep them updated on key awards season details and dates.
  • Create awards campaign overall presentations/decks for filmmaker and executive sign-off.
  • Work with marketing strategy team for print/trade ad media buy and recommend ad buy strategy/timing for digital, radio and outdoor media. Consult on ad designs.
  • Manage content population and screening outreach to guilds with network operations team, including platform for assets, access and code management.
  • As part of the BTL (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.
  • Liaison with leaders at TV & Film Academy, guilds and other awards organizations. Handle all required AMPAS and guild submissions for awards.
  • Serve as network liaison with the following groups for all awards-related business including, but not limited to: AMPAS, AFI, BAFTA, BFCA, DGA, HFPA, NAACP, PGA, SAG and WGA. Handle all required AMPAS and guild submissions for awards. Plan AMPAS and guild screening programs and Q&A opportunities – streaming or live. Oversee planning and execution for select film/talent tastemaker screenings/receptions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 6 years minimum at a studio/ network, creative agency/ branded content studio or in an entertainment marketing environment, including focused awards experience strategy.
  • Highly organized, professional, motivated, and extremely detail-oriented with strong prioritization skills.
  • Must have ability to multitask, work well under pressure and work efficiently under changing priorities,

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 7+ years’ experience with extensive knowledge of the Awards industry and experience running and managing FYC creative campaigns.
  • Prior experience with awards for unscripted series and documentary content is helpful
  • Experience communicating campaigns and creative with filmmakers.
  • Executive-level collaboration experience required.
  • Experience with strategy for special events, such as FYC events or stunts

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.

Preferred Education:

  • Degree in a related discipline.

The hiring range for this position in Los Angeles, CA is $131,680 to $181,060 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 ABC:

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 National Geographic Partners PAY SVC, which is part of a business we call ABC.

National Geographic Partners PAY SVC 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.

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

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