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Director, International Publicity, Searchlight Pictures

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 890794BR Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business Searchlight Pictures Date posted Nov. 23, 2021

Job Summary:

Imagine a career with an organization that brings smiles to millions every day. Imagine working with people whose passion for what they do is simply indescribable. We are The Walt Disney Company, live with a rich legacy of innovation, entertainment, and lifelong memories. With our vast array of both businesses and professionals, you’ll have the opportunity to join a team that’s beloved around the world, and to find out how it feels to love what you do. We invite you to discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you‘ve been looking for.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute results-driven international publicity campaigns utilizing traditional and forward-thinking tactics for both theatrical and streaming titles.
  • Work closely with the territory offices around the world to communicate strategy and support their local campaigns with publicity opportunities/assets.
  • Cultivate relationships with talent/reps, filmmakers and studio partners to effectively communicate the international POV and strategy.
  • Strengthen press relationships, proactively pitch media to support content initiatives, and ensure press are equipped with appropriate assets.
  • Manage relationships with cross-functional teams across the company to execute campaigns.
  • Spearhead and support media relations efforts at events, including red carpets, screenings, junkets, press tours, conferences, and festivals.
  • Promote publicity efforts to internal teams and content partners.
  • Identify new audiences and areas of focus for existing identified audiences and work cross-functionally to determine business opportunities and subsequent publicity tactics.
  • Provide thoughtful leadership and provide perspective on embedding an inclusive and culturally relevant approach to cross-company marketing initiatives, including authentic representation, storytelling, and language.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8-10+ years of experience in entertainment with a focus on Marketing or Publicity
  • Relevant experience in marketing to specific audience groups, proven history of executing content marketing campaigns and developing new processes and strategies that drive marketing campaign success
  • Has deep industry relationships with talent reps, press outlets, agencies, and award partners, utilizing robust industry knowledge (e.g., understanding of talent, filmmakers, producers, and other talent sources like authors, photographers)
  • Exceptional relationship management and communication skills, both written and interpersonal, expressing ideas, thoughts, or facts in a clear, convincing, and organized way
  • Well-versed in forming pitch presentations and is comfortable working with and presenting to all levels of staff, internal and external
  • Understands Project Management deliverables and guides as needed to contribute to team success in completing deliverables
  • Highly organized, with the ability to efficiently handle a large number of projects and tasks simultaneously
  • Understands how to be adaptable and flexible to partner needs and shifting priorities
  • Comfortable managing budgets and understands how to interpret and effectively communicate campaign performance metrics in meeting sales and program targets

Required Education

  • BA/BS Degree or Comparable Work Experience


About Searchlight Pictures:

Searchlight Pictures is a specialty film company that both finances and acquires motion pictures. It has its own marketing and distribution operations, and the films are distributed internationally by Twentieth Century Studios.

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 Searchlight Pictures, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Searchlight Pictures.

Searchlight Pictures, Inc. 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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