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Executive Communications Manager

Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA | Disney

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    Marketing
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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The Executive Communications Manager provides strategic communication support for Walt Disney World Resort senior leaders through speeches, appearances and other forms of communication. Responsibilities include planning, designing, writing, editing and managing various forms of communication for multiple engagements. The role also involves developing communication strategies for various leaders and projects as assigned. The position works closely with the Manager of Executive Communications, serving as a project manager for the department to optimize workflow and ensure communication is consistent among team members.


Responsibilities


Manages executive speaking engagements by helping department leadership coordinate logistics with executive administration and various departments across the business

Serves as project manager, responsible for advancing multiple projects within the department and developing efficient processes to optimize workflow

Designs and manages high-quality executive presentations by using a variety of software programs such as Adobe Creative Suite, Apple Keynote and Microsoft PowerPoint, as well as works with multiple business partners to oversee on-site technical support and ensure presentation is prepared to Disney show standards

Has knowledge of social media best practices and channels. Plans mainstream media, digital and social media communication, schedules content and maintains metrics using a variety of software applications including Microsoft Office Suite

Develops strategic communication plans, issues briefs and other strategic communication materials as needed

Prepares executive briefing documents and works with various internal and external partners to coordinate logistics for multiple speaking engagements

Works closely with the Manager of Executive Communications to research, plan and manage executive engagement strategies for the site president and other senior executives

Writes letters, memos, talking points, speeches and other forms of communication

Maintain awareness of company, industry and overall business issues, goals, trends and challenges

Leads the department’s professional intern and oversees the intern’s professional development

Perform other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications


Ideally 5 years of professional experience in communications, journalism, public relations, English, creative writing or a related field

Demonstrated proficiency in design, writing, editing and project management

Strong presentation, writing/positioning and editing communication skills including ability to tell stories visually through the use of Keynote, PowerPoint, Photoshop and more.

Exceptional interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work with senior-level executives and present themself professionally within their company

Expertise with Associated Press Style


Preferred Qualifications


Prior Disney experience

Accreditation in Public Relations or intent to earn accreditation within three years of assuming the role

In-depth knowledge of Walt Disney World Resort business and organizational sensitivities

One or more years of experience in communications for C-suite or president-level executives

Proven ability to properly handle confidential and sensitive information

Strong business acumen, including demonstrated leadership, strategic-thinking, problem-solving, client services and negotiation skills

Ability to work well independently as well as in a team environment

Ability to consistently meet deadlines and maintain a high-level of quality

Ability to manage multiple priorities and work under pressure

Professional speech-writing, presentation design, correspondence and social media experience

Demonstrated ability to develop effective communication with minimal revisions

Public speaking experience


Required Education


Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, English, creative writing or a related field, or equivalent work experience


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