Director, Content Specialist

Burbank, CA

The Director is a key member of a broader communications team monitoring, identifying, crafting and managing messaging and related communications regarding content strategy across Disney Entertainment Television’s slate. 


  • Craft narratives around specific content or titles, serving as an expert or advisor to the larger team.
  • Provide critical analysis of creative content in order to provide useful guidance for building communications strategies.
  • Quickly and succinctly analyze a script or program to provide the necessary coverage and recommendations to colleagues.
  • Provide timely, thoughtful and effective strategy direction, with the scope of work both proactive and reactive depending upon the specific needs of each project.
  • Build and maintain robust communications and relationships with internal PR executives/partners, as well as creative executives, producers and series executives, to stay apprised of all potential content matters.
  • Assess and respond to crisis or challenging situations quickly and professionally.
  • Consult with relevant executive PR partners to develop effective communication procedures and policies for managing various brand reputation issues or crisis situations.
  • Perform communications research and monitor the progress of various communications strategies.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Prior progressive management experience in communications, content strategy, public relations, public policy or related field.
  • Clear and effective communicator with excellent writing, editing and analysis are crucial to achieve success in this position.
  • Strong team player with the ability to interface with relevant television content as well as with creative executives to drive messaging strategy.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Significant work experience in media communications, and/or creative content development.
  • Entertainment/media industry experience; experience developing or producing television content is a plus.
  • Prior executive and crisis communications experience.
  • Prior experience with guild and labor unions.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in Communications, PR or content-related field.

The hiring range for this position in Burbank, California is $145,040 to $199,430 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.

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