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The Walt Disney Company Manager, Executive Communications - WDI in Glendale, California

This role spearheads Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) executive positioning and leads executive communication needs for senior leaders around the world. This is a highly visible role and an excellent opportunity to showcase strategic thinking and expertise in this field with superior writing capabilities and versatility. In addition, this position works closely with partners in internal and external communication roles to guide executive engagement in strategic and meaningful ways that strengthen their reputation as leaders in our organization and industry. This individual will also work with peers across the segment and company to ensure coordination and integration when multiple speakers from Disney are involved.

This role will focus on high profile speeches, presentations and other written materials, including keynote addresses, video scripts, written communications to employees and external stakeholders, and panel remarks. Influencing and guiding leadership engagement and outreach efforts will be important to help ensure strategic alignment with WDI/Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products (DPEP)/The Walt Disney Company.

Responsibilities :

  • Develop strategic executive visibility plans for WDI EVPs and select SVPs.

  • Proactively recommend speaking engagements to ensure the most effective use of time and greatest business value for the company.

  • Review speaking requests and help identify best candidates for conferences, presentations, panels, interviews, etc. based on subject matter and overall positioning.

  • Prepare key messages for executives and Imagineers participating in high profile internal and external events, conferences or other forums where media may be present.

  • Develop internal and external communications -- presentations, video segments, scripts, talking points and executive perspectives.

  • Conduct presentation preparation and rehearsals, and be on site day of event to manage logistics and handle executive needs (may require domestic and internal travel).

  • Manage content development and presentation design for internal and external audiences.

  • Assist with video production when featuring WDI execs. Coordinate logistics for interviews, scout locations for shoot, manage executive preparation, offer support and guidance during shoot, oversee editing, and manage the approval process.

  • Partner with external communications (media relations / publicity) on engagements or speeches that have media present or opportunities to gain media exposure.

  • Assist in the selection of Imagineers to receive media training.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Ideally seven years of professional corporate communications experience

  • Demonstrated leadership, strategic-thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrated strong writing and editing skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal effectively with people at all levels of the organization

  • Proficiency in Keynote/Powerpoint

  • Ability to travel to support various engagements around the world.

Job ID: 701821BR

Location: Glendale,California

Job Posting Company: Parks, Experiences and Products