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Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Linear Associate Account Manager in New York, New York

Linear Account Manager

Disney’s Linear Ad Operations team is seeking a Linear Account Manager, who will

be an exceptional addition to our Disney Advertising Sales Operations team on one

or more of our exciting brands. These brands are composed of The Walt Disney

Company’s (NYSE: DIS) global entertainment and news television properties, owned

television stations, as well as radio and publishing businesses. This includes the

ABC Television Network, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, ABC Studios, ESPN,

Hulu, Disney Channels Worldwide, Freeform, FX and National Geographic as well as

Disney/ABC Domestic Television and Disney Media Distribution. Linear Ad

Operations leads the operational function for the Disney Ad Sales team. The Ad

Operations team focuses on the functions of account management, trafficking,

scheduling and sponsorship business for all Disney networks. We are committed to

providing a high level of client service to our internal and external clients. We are

looking for people who are excited to contribute to a high-performing team.

In this role, you will report into the Manager of Linear Ad Operations and will work

closely with the Ad Operations team members and sales teams. The Linear Account

Manager position will be responsible to lead and manage television Ad Sales

accounts from booking to invoicing. This role takes a leadership position within the

sales team to provide insight on advertiser behavior from both the buying and

trafficking side of the agency. The right person for this role is meticulous and

thrives in a dynamic and fast-paced collaborative environment, wants an

opportunity to make a significant impact and jumps at the opportunity to tackle new


If you are someone who meets this description, then this is a great role for you.


  • Leads all deal account management and maintenance for all their assigned

advertisers. This includes day to day point of contact for ad agencies and

sales teams, booking commercial inventory, implementing agency requests

and changes for their ad schedules, and ensures accuracy with deal points

and traffic instructions

  • Manages a specific list of accounts requiring higher account maintenance andclient requests, as well as increased knowledge of client campaigns.

  • Acquires, inputs and verifies advertising materials from agencies and clients

  • Provide ongoing feedback for improved efficiencies

  • Ensure deal dollars are booked and consistent to what the advertiser purchased.

  • Resolves invoice discrepancies to further our network collection target of 75-day DSO (improves company cash flow)

  • Work with Accounting to execute pricing adjustments for units post-air and other invoice adjustments as needed

  • Partner with planning to ensure accuracy of MSA Post materials and provide the agency with insights into their delivery on a quarterly basis or as needed

  • Work with the traffic team as needed to ensure booked inventory corresponds to the traffic instructions received, escalating with the buying agency and sales when required. Ensure that agency positioning and programming needs are met.

  • Responds to evolving business needs, and tasks/projects set forth by management

  • Will provide peers additional training on either role responsibilities or account specific learning

  • Maintain and develop strong working relationships with buying agencies, creative agencies, traffic agencies and internal departments supporting Customer Marketing and Sales

  • Adhere to all department’s Service Level Agreements

Required experience:

  • BA/BS or equivalent-work experience

  • At least 1 year of experience in related industry

  • Has novice experience with the Disney Ad Sales and operations processes

  • Can operate within the context of highly defined, routine processes and procedures adhering to organizational deadlines

  • Proven leadership & problem-solving skills

  • Has knowledge of Disney’s multimedia properties

  • Enjoys working as part of a team

  • Proven leadership & problem-solving skills

  • Has experience and enjoys both working independently and collaboratively with a team

  • Interested in working in a fast paced, team environment

The hiring range for this position in New York is $63,450 to $77,550 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

Job ID: 10006210

Location: New York,New York

Job Posting Company: Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution

The Walt Disney Company 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.