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The Walt Disney Company Director, International Publicity, Searchlight Pictures in Los Angeles, California

Job Summary:

Imagine a career with an organization that brings smiles to millions every day. Imagine working with people whose passion for what they do is simply indescribable. We are The Walt Disney Company, live with a rich legacy of innovation, entertainment, and lifelong memories. With our vast array of both businesses and professionals, you’ll have the opportunity to join a team that’s beloved around the world, and to find out how it feels to love what you do. We invite you to discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you‘ve been looking for.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute results-driven international publicity campaigns utilizing traditional and forward-thinking tactics for both theatrical and streaming titles.

  • Work closely with the territory offices around the world to communicate strategy and support their local campaigns with publicity opportunities/assets.

  • Cultivate relationships with talent/reps, filmmakers and studio partners to effectively communicate the international POV and strategy.

  • Strengthen press relationships, proactively pitch media to support content initiatives, and ensure press are equipped with appropriate assets.

  • Manage relationships with cross-functional teams across the company to execute campaigns.

  • Spearhead and support media relations efforts at events, including red carpets, screenings, junkets, press tours, conferences, and festivals.

  • Promote publicity efforts to internal teams and content partners.

  • Identify new audiences and areas of focus for existing identified audiences and work cross-functionally to determine business opportunities and subsequent publicity tactics.

  • Provide thoughtful leadership and provide perspective on embedding an inclusive and culturally relevant approach to cross-company marketing initiatives, including authentic representation, storytelling, and language.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8-10+ years of experience in entertainment with a focus on Marketing or Publicity

  • Relevant experience in marketing to specific audience groups, proven history of executing content marketing campaigns and developing new processes and strategies that drive marketing campaign success

  • Has deep industry relationships with talent reps, press outlets, agencies, and award partners, utilizing robust industry knowledge (e.g., understanding of talent, filmmakers, producers, and other talent sources like authors, photographers)

  • Exceptional relationship management and communication skills, both written and interpersonal, expressing ideas, thoughts, or facts in a clear, convincing, and organized way

  • Well-versed in forming pitch presentations and is comfortable working with and presenting to all levels of staff, internal and external

  • Understands Project Management deliverables and guides as needed to contribute to team success in completing deliverables

  • Highly organized, with the ability to efficiently handle a large number of projects and tasks simultaneously

  • Understands how to be adaptable and flexible to partner needs and shifting priorities

  • Comfortable managing budgets and understands how to interpret and effectively communicate campaign performance metrics in meeting sales and program targets

Required Education

  • BA/BS Degree or Comparable Work Experience

Job ID: 890794BR

Location: Los Angeles,California

Job Posting Company: Studios Content

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