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Senior Manager, Events (Hulu)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10078339 Location Santa Monica, California, United States Business Disney Entertainment Television Date posted Feb. 05, 2024

Job Summary:

Hulu is the leading premium streaming service offering live and on-demand TV and movies, with and without commercials, both in and outside the home. Operating at the intersection of entertainment and technology, Hulu has a unique opportunity to be the number one choice for TV. We captivate and connect viewers with the stories they love, and we’re looking for people who are passionate about redefining TV through innovation, unconventional thinking, and embracing fun.


Hulu’s Marketing and Publicity team is seeking a creative Senior Manager, Events to execute FOMO-inducing, high-touch events across our growing slate and develop strategic initiatives that reach our target audiences with innovative, compelling, and dynamic experiences.

The role reports to the VP, Events & Talent Relations and works closely with the Public Relations, Marketing, Social, Awards, and Content teams within Hulu and across TWDC divisions.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize, manage, and produce a diverse portfolio of IRL programs that elevate Hulu Originals: red carpet premieres, festivals, conventions, consumer activations, fan events, talent dinners, tastemaker experiences, FYC events, press junkets, stunts, and partnerships.
  • Lead the Events team and internal partners by pitching and producing innovative events, experiential marketing, and stunts that break through the immense competition for attention.
  • Collaborate with PR & other Marketing stakeholders to ensure event concepts reflect top priorities, and strategic planning.
  • Lead large-scale and complex events that involve multiple internal and external stakeholders.
  • Own the creation and execution of program briefs, RFPs, project plans, creative strategy + activation decks, schedules, workflows, and recaps.
  • Source, vet, and hire appropriate suppliers and partners best suited to meet program goals and objectives.
  • Work with internal partners to lock budget, process payments, track, manage, and reconcile costs.
  • Work with internal partners on SOWs, MSAs to ensure Hulu is compliant with company, county, and federal policy.
  • Evaluate, monitor, and report on event performance and ROI to demonstrate impact and inform future events.
  • Perform departmental day-to-day activities to include venue and vendor research, contract negotiations, attend POD and taskforce meetings, prepare and present event decks to stakeholders, help with establishing events best practices, contribute to departmental operations, invitation + guest list management, art direction as it relates to elements of an event, seek new and fresh vendors doing exceptional work.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 7 years minimum of relevant event production experience; publicity/network/agency; end-to-end ownership producing experiential / festival events, film/TV premieres, and working with talent, representatives, and executives.
  • True mastery of event production and logistics, i.e., guest journey, venue decisions, permitting, ROS + event flow, food + beverage, décor, rentals, staffing, transportation, security, audio visual, content, guest demographic, riders, tech packs, insurance.
  • Proven experience managing people and teams.
  • Passion for Hulu content, pop culture, storytelling, television, entertainment, production, and events.
  • Experience working with high-profile IP.
  • Advanced knowledge of the event and entertainment industry's trends, practices, and terminology.
  • Discernment: You habitually exercise discretion with internal, sensitive, and confidential business; you're keenly aware of your location, audience, surroundings, and who might be listening.
  • Marketing prowess: you think equal parts strategically, analytically, and creatively and use research-based and cultural insights to inform your decision making.
  • An acute focus on the details, multitasking without missing a beat, swift follow up and an efficient and organized approach to project management.
  • Self-direction with a high sense of urgency–a proactive and adaptable "doer"; entrepreneurial and comfortable operating with ambiguity and change; eager to learn and build; a no-task-too-small mentality; unafraid to ask questions, raise your hand for help, or offer it up.
  • Proficiency in handling substantial workloads while maintaining a collaborative and positive demeanor with colleagues.
  • Skillful interpersonal and leadership skills to creatively solve problems through negotiation, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Finesse re: the nuances of working with executives, talent, and industry representatives.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in commonly used cloud-based software: Microsoft 365, G-Suite, Slack, AirTable.
  • Ability to travel, work evenings, holidays, and weekends as needed.

The hiring range for this position in Santa Monica, CA is $102,000 to $136,700 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 Entertainment Television:

Disney Entertainment Television is a collection of renowned content brands at The Walt Disney Company creating original entertainment and news programming for the company’s streaming platforms Disney+, Hulu and Star, and its broadcast and cable networks. Its extensive portfolio is comprised of ABC Entertainment, ABC News, ABC Owned Television Stations, Disney Branded Television, Freeform, FX, Hulu Originals, National Geographic Content and Onyx Collective, in addition to Disney Television Studios, which include 20th Television, 20th Television Animation, ABC Signature and Walt Disney Television Alternative. Responsible for over 4,500 hours of programming a year across more than 300 programs of all genres, Disney Entertainment Television’s creative brands are at the forefront of groundbreaking storytelling, captivating audiences and generating critical acclaim. In 2023, Disney Entertainment Television’s programming excellence earned 163 Emmy® nominations across daytime, primetime, news & documentary, and children’s & family categories.

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 Hulu Enterprises, LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment Television.

Hulu Enterprises, LLC 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.

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