Job Summary :
The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-To-Consumer and International (DTCI) is a global business segment with the mission of providing consumers around the world access to the content they want most, on the latest platforms, at a time of rapidly evolving consumer habits.
Combining the Company’s direct-to-consumer streaming services, Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney+ alongside Disney’s international media businesses, DTCI aligns cutting-edge technology with world-class content and beloved brands to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver highly-personalized entertainment experiences to diverse consumers around the world.
Disney+ is the dedicated streaming home for movies and shows from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, and more.
As part of Disney’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment, Disney+ is available on most internet-connected devices and offers commercial-free programming with a variety of original feature-length films, documentaries, live-action and animated series and short-form content.
Alongside unprecedented access to Disney’s incredible library of film and television entertainment, the service is also the exclusive streaming home for the latest releases from The Walt Disney Studios.
This role is responsible for the development of programming and the supervision of that programming through Disney+. Specifically, the primary responsibility will be to develop, pitch, manage and supervise original productions for Disney+.
The role must successfully collaborate with production companies to provide editorial guidance that enables producers to create compelling visual content with powerful storytelling, resulting in entertaining programs that meet / exceed ratings goals.
The role must also protect programming investment dollars by making sure budgets are reasonable and that production companies deliver according to expectation.
Create high quality, entertaining and engaging content that exceed expectations for the local market
Work with Executive Director, Content Management to refine the content strategy, leveraging data, social trends and media consumption habits
Work closely with producers, writers and external creative team to develop projects and assess for long-term viability
Create and maintain robust relationships with production companies in order to develop new content ideas for Disney+
Receive and review pitches from external production companies and develop ideas internally that are identified as high priorities.
Identify and scout potential production companies in the country and make Disney+ the preferred partner. This includes working with the best talent from the existing production companies, as well as identifying brave new creative voices
Work with production companies on budgeting, scheduling, tracking deliverables and function to ensure smooth delivery of projects
Provide timely feedback to production companies to maintain production schedule and to make sure all contractual obligations are met
Deliver shows that are on budget and schedule
Basic Qualifications :
A Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant field
At least 10 years of relevant experience with long form production executive management both in the field and / or on a network / studio level for series and film
Strong knowledge of subscription services and its competitive landscape
Strong understanding of media and content landscape
Ability to handle a fast paced environment simultaneously supervising several projects in various phases of production (from evaluation to production through delivery)
Ability to respond after hours for important, timely or urgent matters
Ability to be discrete and maintain confidential information
Team-player who operates in a fast paced team-oriented setting
Understanding of how to prioritize and respond accordingly while being an effective communicator
Willingness to continue learning to ensure understanding of current production process and gear
Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to multi-task
Willingness to take educated risks and think out of the box