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Communications Manager

Lake Buena Vista, FL +1

We are actively seeking a Communications Manager to join our team, reporting to the Senior Manager, Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI). This manager will join a dynamic, fast-paced team responsible for a myriad of global initiatives that positively impact and bolster the reputation of Walt Disney Imagineering and Disney Experiences (DX).


We are looking for a strategic problem solver with excellent long-term planning, writing, and editing skills who have experience working with media outlets and can identify potential issues while handling high-profile projects. In this role, you will own the external editorial strategy for Imagineering and work with partners to develop integrated strategic plans related to multi-site global capital projects and Disney franchises.


Does that sound exciting to you? Then we encourage you to apply!


What You Will Do

Responsibilities include:

  • Crafting and implementing a global editorial strategy for Walt Disney Imagineering that aligns with strategic objectives
  • Handling media stories related to Walt Disney Imagineering, technology and innovation, Disney franchises, and multi-site projects
  • Leading strategic planning for assigned capital projects and industry organizations and working alongside Imagineering partners and project teams
  • Proactively identifying milestones and news beats throughout the project life cycle, from concept to construction and through launch
  • Constructing and implementing communication plans, leading all aspects of media production, asset creation, and message development, preparing spokespeople for interviews, and providing event support
  • Developing story ideas, messaging, and creative content for multiple platforms including blog posts, websites, and social channels
  • Maintaining owned channels/platforms to ensure alignment with ongoing business priorities
  • Assisting in the creation of decks/presentations for executive leadership on priorities and campaigns
  • Encouraging and maintaining effective relationships with collaborators, industry partners, and media outlets


Required Qualifications & Skills

You will bring:

  • 5+ years of communications experience working with global brands
  • Excellent writing, editing, and storytelling skills
  • Proficiency with Associated Press writing style
  • Experience identifying emerging issues and developing strategies to mitigate
  • An understanding of the media landscape
  • Knowledge of and experience with a variety of social media platforms
  • Ability to interpret and transmit complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Experience with discretion and maintaining highly confidential information
  • Strong project management skills


Preferred Qualifications

  • Disney operational knowledge or experience
  • An interest in tech and innovation
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule as needed


Education

Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, or a related field


Disability accommodation for employment applications

The Walt Disney Company and its Affiliated Companies are Equal Employment Opportunity employers and welcome all job seekers including individuals with disabilities and veterans with disabilities. If you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or apply for a position, email [email protected] with your request. This email address is not for general employment inquiries or correspondence. We will only respond to those requests that are related to the accessibility of the online application system due to a disability.


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.


The hiring range for this position in Florida is $106,700.00-$143,100.00 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.


About Disney Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Disney Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.


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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business we call Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.


Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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