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Senior Manager, Integrated Storytelling - National Geographic

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10030459 Location Washington, DC, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Oct. 28, 2022

Job Summary:

Department/Group Overview:

National Geographic Media is the publisher of National Geographic's signature content, breathtaking photography, iconic magazine, and unsurpassed social media presence. This team is responsible for engaging our audience with fantastic storytelling and pulling them into a recurring revenue relationship with Nat Geo. The Nat Geo Media team covers everything on the consumer journey, from print, digital, social, and audio content creation, generating awareness through social and newsletters, acquisition, and retention marketing, print operations, international licensing, and digital platforms. Nat Geo Media aims to become the largest publisher for everyone passionate about exploring the world and learning how to care for it.

The Integrated Storytelling team sits with NG Media’s Editorial team, and imagines and produces National Geographic's most ambitious storytelling across its digital, mobile, and audio platforms, as well as five print products: National Geographic magazine, National Geographic History, National Geographic Kids, National Geographic Little Kids, and Special Interest Publications. These stories not only support our goals and mission but also live beyond our platforms via strategic and creative collaborations with our partners at other divisions of the National Geographic brand, including the National Geographic Channel, at The Walt Disney Company, and at our non-profit partner, the National Geographic Society.

Job Summary:

The Senior Manager, Integrated Storytelling, is responsible for orchestrating world-class editorial projects while managing critical relationships with National Geographic Media's primary partners—including but not limited to Disney+ and National Geographic Channel, ABC, and the National Geographic Society. The Senior Manager is passionate about cultivating extraordinary stories and will concept editorial features and content packages, commission and edit work by both internal and external contributors, build an extensive editorial calendar, and guide the integrated storytelling process while bringing a forward-thinking editorial sensibility to our team.

Responsibilities and Duties of the Role:

  • Lead story teams to execute our integrated storytelling strategy and build and manage a calendar of high-investment, high-quality content that is consistent with the values and mission of National Geographic

  • Lead editorial planning and execution on editorial projects with our partners at The Walt Disney Company and National Geographic Society

  • Develop and shape compelling pitches for content packages, including feature articles, digital pieces, and special projects

  • Edit and provide direction to internal writers and editors, plus an external team of contributors

  • Day-to-day management of long-range editorial planning for special projects, including helping to define roles and workflows


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 8 years of developing, commissioning, and editing stories for both print and digital platforms with extensive hands-on experience developing editorial packages that include visual and multimedia components

  • Proven track record of delivering ambitious editorial initiatives from idea to execution

  • Experience building teams, as well as managing and mentoring high-performing editorial staff

  • Outstanding editorial judgment and creative thinking

  • Superior editing and writing skills for narrative-driven feature content

  • Excellent organizational, project planning, presentation, and time management skills with meticulous attention to detail

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of people in highly matrixed conditions across numerous companies and with colleagues outside editorial, including communications and marketing, business support including sales, promotion, and development

  • Proven track record in growing digital audiences and expanding audience demographics

  • Solid knowledge of digital media platforms

  • Familiarity with digital business models and media products preferred

Required Education:

  • College undergraduate degree

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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 National Geographic Partners PAY SVC, which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

National Geographic Partners PAY SVC 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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