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Executive Assistant - Program Planning & Scheduling

Walt Disney Studios
Burbank, CA 91502
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Executive Assistant - Program Planning & Scheduling

Job ID 694561BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Media Networks Date posted Aug. 05, 2019

Job Summary:

Do you have deep experience supporting a very high-level executive? Are you known for keeping your cool under pressure? Can you interact with the most senior levels of management? If youre nodding your head, then a Senior Executive Support Professional position in Walt Disney Television at The Walt Disney Company might be right for you.

Our Senior Executive Support Professionals are highly-respected because their skills are quite simply, essential. This role supports ABC Entertainment, Program Planning and Scheduling. This includes the ABC Television Network, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, ABC Studios, Disney Channels Worldwide, Freeform, as well as Disney/ABC Domestic Television and Disney Media Distribution. The Radio Disney Network, Hyperion publishing, and the Companys equity interest in A&E Television Networks round out the GHi Whiroups portfolio of media businesses. Youd be a key member of a dynamic, fast-paced team and would work with some of the most creative, intelligent people in the business. Join us apply today!

This position currently reports to the VP, Program Planning and Scheduling.

You would be responsible for the day-to-day workings of the leader(s) you support. It goes without saying that there will be expense reports, travel planning, hundreds of phone messages and endless calendar jockeying, but this job is very much about people. The relationship you form with the executive(s) you support is absolutely critical, because thats what enables you to become a true partner. In addition to understanding your executives business -- and business needs -- inside and out, youll also need deep knowledge of the leadership and workings of related departments across the Disney enterprise. As the face of your executive(s) within The Walt Disney Company, your professionalism, loyalty and attitude are a reflection of the office, and as such, are a key component to its success. Every day as an Executive Support Professional is different!

Responsibilities:

On any given day you might:
  • Conduct research, fact-check existing work, and prepare regular reports and summaries youll have tasks that you own completely and will provide regular assistance on others;
  • Create a multi-city travel itinerary, taking into account time zones, weather delays, traffic and fatigue levels;
  • Interface directly with other senior executives and their support teams your ability to work well with people on all levels is a very important part of your job;
  • Review your leaders schedule to build-in time for things like thinking and traveling to their next meeting;
  • Understand the days priorities so you can be strategic about how you direct phone calls;
  • Schedule conference rooms, meetings and video chats;
  • Be ready to throw the entire schedule out the door when an emergency comes up, then pick it up again when the dust settles;
  • Handle extremely confidential, sensitive information, remembering that Disney is a publicly traded company;
  • Draft letters and emails on behalf of your leaders;
  • Assist with on-boarding new employees youll be the friendly face that newbies count on to answer all their questions, including some who are extremely senior in the organization;
  • Manage large purchase orders and vendor contracts;
  • Mentor and train younger support professionals in hard skills like computer programs, and soft skills like teamwork
  • Plan large, high-profile events like premiers, product launches, off-sites and team-building activities

Basic Qualifications:

  • At 2 years supporting a Vice President and/or equivalent experience;
  • Interest in Network Television
  • Sharp written and verbal communication skills, including flawless grammar and a rich vocabulary;
  • Desire to immerse yourself fully and learn all aspects of your executives business;
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize deadlines/deliverables;
  • Strong proficiency with all types of computers, phones and office equipment, as well as mastery of Microsoft Office programs, SAP, Confluence, Concur, and working in a Windows environment
  • A calm head and steady hand to deal with the unexpected;
  • EQ skills to build bridges, forge alliances and encourage people to want to work with you;
  • Complete reliability handling confidential, often highly sensitive information;
  • Desire to truly be helpful to your leaders and co-workers, to go the extra mile without being asked;
  • Some flexibility in your schedule we value work/life balance, but in a pinch, a bit more time is needed;
  • Very strong organizational skills and extreme attention to detail; and
  • A highly professional demeanor, positive outlook and a can-do attitude.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience at The Walt Disney Company
  • Prior experience working in television

Required Education

  • Required-Bachelors degree and/or equivalent experience

Preferred Education

  • Preferred-Masters degree

Additional Information:

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About Media Networks:

The Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, publishing, domestic television stations, digital businesses and radio networks and stations.

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. Disneys 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 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Media Networks.

American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. 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.

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