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Publicity Coordinator (Disney Channels) job

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Are you a born organizer? Do you keep your cool under pressure? Do you have experience supporting a high-level executive? And do you have a soft spot for Disney? If youre nodding your head, then an Executive Support Professional position in Disney Channels Worldwide Communications at The Walt Disney Company might be right for you.

Our Executive Support Professionals/Coordinators are highly-respected because their skills are essential to the success of the company. Youd be part of a dynamic, fast-paced team and would work with some of the most creative, intelligent people in the business. Join us apply today!

This position currently reports to the Vice President, Communications

  • Bachelors degree with an emphasis in Communications, Journalism, Media Relations, Public Relations

  • Previous experience or work in media relations and/or basic understanding of public relations, talent relations and the TV/entertainment industry

  • Experience working with SAP, Photoshop and Concur

  • Experience working in a large publicly-traded company

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience supporting a Director or above and/or equivalent experience

  • Sharp written and verbal communication skills, including clean grammar and a robust vocabulary

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize deadlines/deliverables

  • Strong proficiency with all types of computers, phones and office equipment

  • Mastery of Microsoft Office programs

  • A calm head and steady hand to deal with the unexpected

  • Confidence to learn new programs when necessary

  • Complete reliability handling confidential information

  • Desire to truly be helpful to your leaders and co-workers, to go the extra mile without being asked, to build solid inter and intra-team relationships

  • 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 attention to detail

  • A professional demeanor, positive outlook and a can-do attitude

You would be responsible for the day-to-day workings of the leader(s) you support.

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, about forming strong relationships with your leaders and co-workers, and about understanding how to leverage the human capital within the Disney enterprise to help your executive(s) flourish. 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 critical component to its success.

Every day as a Coordinator on our team is different! On any given day you might:

  • Create a multi-city travel itinerary, taking into account time zones, weather delays, traffic and fatigue levels

  • Review your leaders schedule to build-in time for things like thinking, and getting to/from meetings in our sprawling campus

  • Understand the days priorities so you can be smart 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

  • Read relevant newspapers and trade journals so you understand the mission of the office

  • Assist in drafting press materials as needed

  • Compile and update department press lists

  • Draft social media copy

  • Pull clips, images and other assets as needed for press hits/coverage

  • Interact with media relations management and staff, Disney Channel global management and with Administrative staff

  • Build strong external partnerships with Consumer Press, Trade Press and other media outlets, PR firms, studio PR counterparts, talent and creative teams

  • Act as casual buyer of all office supplies for the department, and manage purchase orders and vendor contracts

  • Prepare regular reports and summaries -- youll have tasks that you own completely

  • Collaborate on projects by conducting research, writing and fact-checking

  • Assist with on-boarding new employees youll be the friendly face that newbies count on to answer all their questions, including many who are quite senior in the organization

  • Mentor and train other support professionals in hard skills like computer programs (i.e. Pix, Mediator), and soft skills like teamwork

  • Manage logistics for high-profile, complex events like red carpet premieres, fan events (i.e. Comic-Con, D23 Expo), series' launches and offsites as well as smaller-scale gatherings such as service recognition parties

Basic Qualifications :

TBD

Preferred Education :

  • A minimum of 2 years of experience supporting a Director or above and/or equivalent experience

  • Sharp written and verbal communication skills, including clean grammar and a robust vocabulary

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize deadlines/deliverables

  • Strong proficiency with all types of computers, phones and office equipment

  • Mastery of Microsoft Office programs

  • A calm head and steady hand to deal with the unexpected

  • Confidence to learn new programs when necessary

  • Complete reliability handling confidential information

  • Desire to truly be helpful to your leaders and co-workers, to go the extra mile without being asked, to build solid inter and intra-team relationships

  • 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 attention to detail

  • A professional demeanor, positive outlook and a can-do attitude

Company Overview :

English

Job ID: 753539BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Media Networks

ABC Cable Networks Group 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.

TASKS

  • Troubleshoot problems with audio-visual equipment.
  • Train faculty and media staff on the use of audio-visual equipment.
  • Confer with teachers to select course materials and to determine which training aids are best suited to particular grade levels.
  • Attend conventions and conferences, read trade journals, and communicate with industry insiders to keep abreast of industry developments.

SKILLS

  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Production and ProcessingKnowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Computers and ElectronicsKnowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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