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Business Analyst, Platform Distribution Operations

Company: The Walt Disney Company
Location: Burbank
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Business Analyst, Platform Distribution OperationsApply Now Apply Later NOTE: We have a new application system, please create a new account if you have not done so yet when applying. Job ID 10011155 Location Burbank, California, United States / Town of Bristol, Connecticut, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date postedAug. 30, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely. Job Summary: Department Overview:The Walt Disney Company (TWDC), 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 cherished both locally and universally.Platform Distribution Operations provides sales support, product implementation, project management and content delivery execution for all of Platform Distribution including theatrical, linear networks, AVOD/SVOD, transactional, syndication and direct-to-consumer products. Platform Distribution Operations collaborates with, influences and directs prioritization of work with Technology, Disney Streaming, Studio Operations, Broadcast Operations, ESPN and WDTV Programming and Production, ESPN and WDTV Legal, Accounting, Finance, Research and Marketing and Disney Ad Sales and with external distribution partners, sports league partners, software and hardware vendors, content delivery service providers and consultants.Job SummaryAn individual in this role will lead multiple projects simultaneously related to content distribution across various lines of business. This person will drive the process for content delivery for VOD content across set-top-box, mobile, PC and other digital platforms, SVOD, AVOD, PVOD, and transactional distribution. This person will be responsible for identifying contractual obligations, creating project roadmaps, leading technical integration calls, tracking project status, troubleshooting issues, and managing all project communication with various teams across The Walt Disney Company and externally with our distribution partners and vendors.Responsibilities

  • Identify contractual obligations, creating project roadmaps, leading technical integration calls, tracking project status, troubleshooting issues, and managing project communication with various teams across
  • The Walt Disney Company and externally with our distribution partners and vendors.
  • Support the process for content delivery of VOD content across set-top-box, mobile, PC and other digital platforms, SVOD, AVOD, PVOD, and electronic home video.
  • Manage up-to-date documentation related to the processes, concepts and technical requirements of non-linear integrations for our products and the distribution partners and vendors we serve.
  • Participation in supporting the launch of new distribution partners and new content to existing partners.
  • Maintain an in-depth understanding of content distribution and the competitive landscape for networks (e.g., ABC, ESPN), transactional, and direct-to-consumer (e.g., Disney+, ESPN+, Hulu).
  • Establish and maintain relationships with diverse group of partners within Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution Platform Distribution as well as across the organization including our network and film studios, the technology organizations, legal, finance and other internal stakeholders in order to collaborate on key operational deliverables and issues. Required Skills
    • Minimum 1 year of related experience in Sales, Systems Management, Content Distribution, Operations, Contract Management, Project Management and/or Product Implementation.
    • Ability to manage and properly prioritize numerous near-term projects while also setting a strong foundation for accomplishing medium/long term efforts.
    • Show a strong commitment to collaborating within larger teams, and "making those around you better." Contributes to the values and success of the overall team.
    • A basic working knowledge of the multi-channel video programming distribution landscape including digital media, programming, content distribution, contractual compliance and market positioning.
    • Excellent inter-personal, organizational, presentation, writing, customer service and computer skills (Word/Excel/Outlook/PowerPoint) .
    • Strong attention to detail and accountability. Able to see tasks through to completion with minimal guidance.
    • Develop strong collaborative relationships with both internal and external partners. Demonstrates strong leadership capabilities that enable this individual to coalesce a broad internal cross functional team around an agreed objective.
    • Evaluates business and content distribution opportunities, understands the traditional affiliate business and implications that the opportunity could have on the larger TWDC business.
    • Must thrive in a role primarily driven by projects highly focused on operational and technical requirements.
    • Must be able to elicit requirements from various business units across organizational and geographical boundaries and coalesce into a standard protocol.
    • Strong conference call and meeting facilitation skills.
    • Possess strong analytical skills and technical acumen.
    • Has experience with project management tools, techniques and documentation.
    • Non-traditional work hours and travel depending on business needs.Education
      • Bachelors preferred or equivalent work experience platdistribution About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:Comprised of the Company's international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.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 Disney Content Sales LLC , which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution .Disney Content Sales LLC 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.We are taking a responsible approach to creating environments that allow us to do what we do best - entertain and inform millions around the world. As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. salaried and hourly non-union employees, as well as certain employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement, and all newly hired employees. Exceptions apply in certain states. Learn more here (Opens in new window) .Disability Accommodation for Employment ApplicationsThe 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 Candidate.Accommodations@Disney.com 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.Sign up to receive new job alerts and company information based on your preferences.

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