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Platform Distribution Strategy Internship - Summer 2021

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 773865BR Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Feb. 18, 2021

Job Summary:

The Walt Disney Company’s Disney’s Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) is a global business segment for The Walt Disney Company with the mission of providing consumers around the world access to the content they want most, on the latest platforms, at a time of rapidly-evolving consumer habits. Combining the Company’s direct-to-consumer streaming services – ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu -- alongside Disney’s international media businesses, DMED aligns cutting-edge technology with world-class content and beloved brands to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver highly-personalized entertainment experiences to diverse consumers around the world.

Be a part of something big…

As an intern you will support contractual and business strategies for the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution group supporting the media networks, direct-to-consumer, digital transactional, and theatrical businesses. The Intern supports creation of resources and documents that streamline our contractual processes and ensure consistency and compliance across the various businesses. Additionally, the role will focus on analyzing contracts with content distributors; understanding the contractual landscape and impacts of Most Favored Nations (MFN) clauses to our business strategies; running financial models; and evaluating new distribution opportunities.

Responsibilities:

You will…
  • Support the Strategy team in negotiations with clients such as cable, satellite, telco, digital MVPDs and digital platforms
  • Collaborate with senior members of the Business Affairs team to implement standard terms and deal structures that can be applied across accounts
  • Learn financial modeling best practices and support and lead financial modeling projects
  • Maintain various contractual analyses and summaries across accounts and services
  • Provide timely and thoughtful contractual advice on potential risks and challenges, and propose practical, responsive solutions
  • Manage and present assigned projects (e.g., financial modeling, contractual analysis, industry risks and opportunities)

Basic Qualifications:

What we’re looking for…
  • Related work, internship and/or educational experience within legal, business affairs, strategy or a related media field
  • Interest in content distribution landscape, competitors, and current trends in the industry
  • Experience working in Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Aptitude and enthusiasm for navigating and analyzing contracts and other legal documents to determine contractual ramifications of deal points


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest and experience in entertainment, finance and law
  • Previous contract reading experience

Required Education

  • Currently enrolled as a junior or higher or must have graduated within the past 18 months from an accredited college/university, earning a degree in Business, Finance, Legal Studies, or related

Preferred Education

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college/university, taking legal classes in preparation of enrolling in Law School

Additional Information:

  • At the time of application, must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within 18 months OR currently participating in a Disney Professional Internship
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program, concurrent to this internship
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
Work Environment
  • This internship is a remote internship. The internship requires a working, reliable internet connection as well as a quiet, dedicated work space.
  • The approximate dates of this internship are May/June 2021 through August 2021
  • Candidate must be available to work full time hours for the duration of the internship


About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

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 Content Sales LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Disney Content Sales 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, 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.

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