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Affiliate Marketing Manager

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10019971 Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Streaming Date posted Nov. 10, 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:

Job Summary:

At Disney, we’re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

Disney Streaming is a business unit within the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) segment at The Walt Disney Company, which oversees all consumer-facing digital video subscription services across the company. Disney Streaming is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s international operations and direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including Disney+, ESPN+, and Star+ in Latin America. Our core mission is to deliver the unparalleled storytelling created by our renowned content partners across The Walt Disney Company to global audiences by giving them the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.

The Growth Marketing team is tasked with driving new subscriber growth for Disney Streaming.  The team is responsible for the planning, execution and optimization of user acquisition and performance marketing campaigns.  The ideal candidate has a passion for the digital media landscape and understands the intricacies and unique attributes of every step in the marketing funnel.

The Affiliate Marketing Manager, ESPN+ will play a critical role in growing and scaling a fast-growing domestic affiliate marketing business. Specific responsibilities will include developing and executing the strategy, building partnerships with vendors/publishers/affiliates and optimizing campaigns and budgets. The successful candidate will bring a highly analytical, creative and flexible growth mindset to the role, which will be critical to delivering breakthrough thinking for this channel. This is a great opportunity for a candidate who wants to be at the forefront of digital innovation and growth. This is a highly collaborative role which will work across the Disney business as well as high-profile external partners.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement strategies to drive subscriber acquisition, conversion, and efficiency via affiliate marketing program for ESPN+ and The Disney Bundle
  • Drive recruitment and business development efforts to identify and establish relationships with new affiliate partners, including editorial publishers, affiliate networks, high-quality incentivized and loyalty programs, and brand-to-brand partnerships
  • Develop and execute strategy across affiliate marketing ecosystem including sell-in documents, bounty and payout models and contracts
  • Collaborate with internal cross-functional teams like brand, legal, strategy for campaign approvals and coordination, as well as internal sports marketing and ESPN+ brand teams
  • Regularly analyze data and metrics to identify key opportunities to improve KPI performance, increase scale, and enhance efficiency of marketing spend
  • Develop robust test & learn plan to improve performance and marketing spend efficiencies, based on data & analytical insights
  • Own direct relationship with top affiliate partners and external vendors/agencies
  • Excellent strategic planning skills with the ability to identify, prioritize, and articulate high impact campaigns and initiatives
  • Drive innovation with partners to get them excited to promote our first-class streaming services and beloved content

Basic Qualifications:

  • 4+ years of digital marketing experience
  • Strong knowledge of the affiliate space and how to optimize partnerships to drive performance across various affiliate models
  • Sports fandom, particularly for content on ESPN+, a huge plus but not required
  • Highly analytical mindset with an understanding of acquisition funnel, performance marketing KPI’s, and profitability levers
  • Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Strategic self-starter with ability to navigate cross-functional teams. Must have a proven track record of driving projects from start to finish
  • Strong partner or client management skills
  • Passion for innovation, creative problem solving, and building strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Fluency in Spanish a plus, but not required
  • Flexibility & ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • A strong communicator with a can-do, positive attitude and a strong desire to get things done
  • Sense of humor and desire to have fun!

The hiring range for this position in New York is $104,300.00 to $130,400.00 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 Disney Streaming:

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 Disney Streaming Services LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Streaming.

Disney Streaming Services LLC 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.

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