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Executive Assistant – Disney Streaming Services

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 662026BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Streaming Services Date posted May. 15, 2019

Job Summary:

Do you have deep experience supporting a very high-level executive? Are you known for keeping your cool under pressure? Can you interact with the most senior levels of management? If you’re nodding your head, then an Executive Support Professional position at Disney Streaming Services within The Walt Disney Company might be right for you.

Our Executive Support Professionals are highly-respected because their skills are quite simply, essential. You’d be a key member of a dynamic, fast-paced team that is working to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location, along with building the Disney+ platform which will house all of Disney’s amazing content and would work with some of the most creative, intelligent people in the business. Join us – apply today!

This position currently reports to the President, Disney Streaming Services and will be back-up support to the primary Executive Assistant.

You would be responsible for the day-to-day workings of the leader(s) you support. Disney Streaming Services is a business unit within The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment that oversees all consumer-facing digital video subscription services across the company. Disney Streaming is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, which includes ESPN+ premium sports streaming service and the upcoming Disney + service, which will launch this fall.

Responsibilities:

It goes without saying that there will be expense reports, travel planning, hundreds of phone messages and endless calendar jockeying, but this job is very much about people. The relationship you form with the team you support is absolutely critical, because that’s what enables you to become a true partner. In addition to understanding your executive’s business -- and business needs -- inside and out, you’ll also need deep knowledge of the leadership and workings of Disney Streaming Services and of related departments across the Disney enterprise. As the “face” of your executive(s) within The Walt Disney Company, your professionalism, loyalty and attitude are a reflection of the office, and as such, are a key component to its success. Every day as an Executive Support Professional is different! On any given day you might:
  • Read relevant newspapers and trade journals so you are completely immersed in the mission of the office and can inform your executive when you see something he/she should know;
  • Conduct research, fact-check existing work, and prepare regular reports and summaries – you’ll have tasks that you “own” completely and will provide regular assistance on others;
  • Create a multi-city travel itinerary, taking into account time zones, weather delays, traffic and fatigue levels;
  • Interface directly with other senior executives and their support teams – your ability to work well with people on all levels is a very important part of your job;
  • Review your leader’s schedule to build-in time for things like thinking and traveling to their next meeting;
  • Understand the day’s priorities so you can be strategic about how you direct phone calls;
  • Schedule conference rooms, meetings and video chats;
  • Be ready to throw the entire schedule out the door when an emergency comes up, then pick it up again when the dust settles;
  • Handle extremely confidential, sensitive information, remembering that Disney is a publicly traded company;
  • Assist with on-boarding new employees – you’ll be the “friendly face” that newbies count on to answer all their questions, including some who are extremely senior in the organization;
  • Manage large purchase orders and vendor contracts;
  • Help plan large, high-profile events like product launches, off-sites and team-building activities.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years supporting a Vice President and/or equivalent experience;
  • Sharp written and verbal communication skills, including flawless grammar and a rich vocabulary;
  • Desire to immerse yourself fully and learn all aspects of your executive’s business;
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize deadlines/deliverables;
  • Strong proficiency with all types of computers, phones and office equipment, as well as mastery of Microsoft Office programs, SAP, Confluence, Concur, and working in a Windows environment
  • A calm head and steady hand to deal with the unexpected;
  • “EQ” skills to build bridges, forge alliances and encourage people to want to work with you;
  • Complete reliability handling confidential, often highly sensitive information;
  • Desire to truly be helpful to your leaders and co-workers, to go the extra mile without being asked;
  • Some flexibility in your schedule – we value work/life balance, but in a pinch, a bit more time is needed;
  • Very strong organizational skills and extreme attention to detail; and
  • A highly professional demeanor, positive outlook and a can-do attitude.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience at The Walt Disney Company
  • Experience working in a large public corporation; and
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Suite, Concur travel processing, and willingness to jump in and help out

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience

Additional Information:

Admission to our theme parks, paid time off, 401K participation, a retirement savings plan, discounts on a wide variety of offerings, medical/dental/vision insurance and educational reimbursement-just to name a few!

About Disney Streaming Services:

Disney Streaming Services is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service; the upcoming Disney subscription video service; and BAMTECH Media, a global leader in direct-to-consumer video streaming products and solutions. Our core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location. We serve consumers by bringing the world’s most beloved characters, timeless stories, legendary athletes, and epic sporting events to global audiences through best-in-class direct-to-consumer video services. We strive daily to imaginatively challenge convention with innovative technology that gives consumers the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.

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 segment we call Disney Streaming Services.

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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