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Administrative Assistant

Company: Direct-to-Consumer and International
Location: Burbank
Posted on: March 21, 2020

Job Description:

Job Summary:

The Walt Disney Company's Direct-To-Consumer and International (DTCI), Finance Ad Sales business is part of a larger company segment that has a primary 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. With the combination of traditional ad supported platforms and the Company's direct-to-consumer streaming services - ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu, DTCI is providing cutting-edge technology with world-class content and beloved brands.

Disney+ is seeking an Administrative Assistant for a VP, Segment Planning within the finance team. It's a unique opportunity to be part of a new segment as the business continues to grow.

The Administrative Assistant will support the VP, Segment Planning and will be responsible for the administrative and executive support for this team and organization. The right candidate for this role will be resilient despite adversity, have the ability to complete a high volume of tasks with creative resourcefulness and little guidance, a strong attention to detail, agility, the ability to exercise good judgment, and confidentiality.

We're looking for talented team-player specialists with an entrepreneurial spirit, who thrives upon the incomparable legacy of our company yet embrace unconventional thinking, and who are passionate about contributing to The Walt Disney Company's direct-to-consumer experience through strategic hard-work and determination.


  • Focus on major areas of work, typically 20% or more of role
  • Provide day-to-day administrative support
  • Manage all worldwide travel arrangements and trip tracking/oversight (flight, hotel, car, meeting coordination) and all related expense management
  • Coordinate/confirm all calendar matters, including internal and external meetings, establishing conference calls, and coordinating meetings over multiple time zones
  • Provide additional administrative and office support such as answering incoming phone calls, detailing messages, distributing mail, filing, faxing, photocopying, scanning and tracking documents, data entry, word processing, and ordering supplies
  • Assist with the creation of PowerPoint presentations (i.e. understand and translate information into most concise format, etc.)
  • Keep call list up to date and roll calls (email when calls come in and keep record and remind)
  • Interaction with various internal departments, external organizations and executive management globally
  • Support basic office functions as required (i.e. maintain copy/supplies room, stock kitchen supplies, sort mail)
  • Assist with special projects as needed
    Basic Qualifications:

    • Polished, poised, senior-level executive assistant with a minimum of 5-7 years of experience supporting senior executives within large, corporate environments
    • Ability to work with highest degree of confidentiality - exercising discretion, judgment and diplomacy
    • Must be able to expertly draft and transcribe correspondence (emails, memos, letters, reports)
    • Excellent knowledge of personal computers and their software applications; Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Able to juggle multiple projects/tasks at once while remaining positive, poised, calm, and low key
    • Highly meticulous, solution oriented, extreme attention to detail, organized, flexible, approachable and friendly but assertive
    • Understand and intuitively anticipate needs and demands for this key executive role
    • Attention to detail and excellent proofreading skills, especially under time constraints
    • Type 50 WPM+ accurately
    • Ability to work as a team member and meet constant deadlines
    • Availability to work overtime without prior notice

      About Direct-to-Consumer and International:

      Comprised of Disney's international media businesses and the Company's various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company's global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world. This segment is responsible for The Walt Disney Company's direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic; and the Company's ownership stake in Hulu. As part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney Streaming Services, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney +, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company.

      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: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. 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 Direct-to-Consumer & International , which is part of a business segment we call Direct-to-Consumer and International .

      Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International 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.

Keywords: Direct-to-Consumer and International, Burbank , Administrative Assistant, Administration, Clerical , Burbank, California

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