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Executive, Curation & Planning, Disney+

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 887142BR Location Singapore Singapore Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Nov. 16, 2021

Job Summary:

The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-To-Consumer and International (DTCI) is a global business segment 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, Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney+ alongside Disney’s international media businesses, DTCI 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.

Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more. As part of Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment, Disney+ is available on most internet-connected devices and offers commercial-free programming with a variety of original feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series and short-form content. Alongside unprecedented access to Disney’s incredible library of film and television entertainment, the service is also the exclusive streaming home for the latest releases from The Walt Disney Studios.

The Executive, Curation & Planning will be responsible for providing assistance in executing content merchandising and curation plans for Disney+ in Singapore, ensuring accuracy and alignment with business rules. The role is vital in terms of providing support and recommendation to ensure subscribers are engaged via a calendar of editorial initiatives that support content discovery and time spent viewing, critical to supporting broader business KPIs of subscriber retention and customer lifetime value. The role will become an expert/super-user in the Disney+ Scheduling tool.

Responsibilities:

  • Create and execute high-impact, curated programming and merchandising strategy that leverage TWDC brands and franchises. Proactively contribute innovative ideas to continue to grow our business
  • Assist in managing and developing an editorial calendar for multiple content genres and programmers to execute the scheduling of the programs
  • Provide editorial recommendation on customer needs, content discoverability and ongoing product development
  • Track the alignment of local planning strategies with overall global planning strategy
  • Engage with global stakeholders to assess library content for inclusion on Disney+ based on set criteria
  • Advise, as and when required, in terms of classification of content in accordance with classification standards, undertaking classification training as required
  • Maintain strong interest and understanding of content portfolio and manage communication cross functionally with global teams, production team, acquisition and network programming teams to curate all contents onto the planning calendar; tracking the alignment with overall global planning strategy
  • Support the content planning lead to drive operational efficiencies; collaborating closely with all programmers and Content Ops Team to manage communication and timely delivery
  • Support in managing metadata and assets in multiple content management systems

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experienced in slate planning, content strategy, content curation, and project management, with SVOD experience highly preferred
  • Proficient in reading simplified and/or traditional Chinese
  • Deep understanding of The Walt Disney Company content library, brands, franchises, and characters that define them, and expertise to build further audience engagement
  • Good understanding of digital media platforms, including hands-on management of web, app, streaming, and connected devices
  • Strong collaborator with experience working with local, regional and global teams
  • Local awareness and experience in local entertainment scene in addition to international fare
  • Familiar with local content guidelines and practices
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new technology and constantly evolving organizations, and to thrive in an extremely fast-paced and high-pressure working environment
  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Docs, and other relevant software tools
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload to meet competing deadlines and manage stakeholder expectations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
  • Agile and proactive to learn or adapt to new tools as needed
  • Meticulous attention to detail and commitment to accuracy
  • Creative mindset with the ability to leverage on data to develop strategy/decisions
  • Analytical mind-set, ability to apply data and insights to strategy to drive results
  • Results-oriented
  • Champion of Change
The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be a diverse workforce that is representative of our audiences, and where all can thrive and belong. We are committed to building a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.

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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 The Walt Disney Company (Southeast Asia) Pte. Limited, which is part of a business segment we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

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