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Creative Planning Coordinator


Remote / Virtual 06-24-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
The Creative Planning Managers will rely on the Creative Project Planner to provide on-going analysis, updates, management of information by updating for all parties including Production, Programming, Marketing, CW and other business units. This person serves as the right hand for the Creative Planning team overall managing the administrative project timelines and data capture for Creative Planning projects and initiatives. This role also supports various business operations functions from processing of payments to troubleshooting vendor issues.

• Proactively build relationships and outreach to all content teams
• Update planning tool with data captured in meetings to ensure accurate sharing of info across ECS
• Works closely with all Creative Planning team members across the project portfolio to align key practices
• Has a solid grasp on Creative Studio and the groups we partner with including but not limited to Marketing, Social, Digital, Corp Citizenship, Research and Product design.
• Conducts and organizes research and key findings for projects in collaboration with creative leaders
• Participate regularly in Creative Studio meetings and conference calls
• Sports knowledge is a key component to this role as the yearly sports schedules, nuances to differing sports and flows of work based on different seasons is essential
• Possess understanding of digital shows and strategy for Direct-to-Consumer business
• Work with Creative Studio Producers/Project Leads/Senior Leaders across Creative Works and within ECS to assist with the management and payment to external Vendors
• Partner collaboratively with other ESPN departments such as Legal, Accounting, Procurement, etc., and outside entities
• Create new vendors in the Disney vendor portal and coordinate with Disney Shared Services on troubleshooting vendor set-ups
• Assist Vendors with Maintaining up-to-date Account information and tracking of payments within the Disney Portal

Basic Qualifications
• Excellent team player, who possesses strong interpersonal and organizational skills (i.e. budgeting time and prioritizing workload, accuracy and attention to detail in all tasks, ability to implement systematic processes and organize information flow)
• Must possess strong communication skills (i.e. clear and concise in all forms of communication, ability to handle high-volume email and phone traffic, as well as Zoom interactions)
• Has demonstrated ability to react quickly and positively under a wide variety of sensitive Production and Vendor situations that arise and are subject to continual change
• Demonstrates ability to take initiative; suggests ideas and solutions to problems that arise
• Performs independently with guidance from management and senior teammates
• Has basic experience and understanding of the operational and business aspects of Production, Legal and Accounting processes such as Purchasing, Invoice and Contract Processing
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (i.e. Office 365, Outlook, Excel, Word, OneNote, etc.).
• Must understand the value of synergy in a dynamic organization.
• Demonstrated passion and commitment to diversity and inclusion including inviting diverse perspectives, fostering an inclusive work environment and supporting workforce diversity
• Typically has 1-3 years of Production, Operations or Business experience

Preferred Qualifications
• Knowledgeable about the sports production landscape
• Possess basic understanding of the production of studio shows, remote events, digital, and/or packaged shows
• Has some financial management experience

Required Education:
• High School Diploma or Equivalent
• Advanced computer skills including traditional Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Excel & Powerpoint as well as other cloud-based and shared platforms (Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, etc.)

Preferred Education:
• Bachelor's Degree or equivalent
• Working knowledge of the following systems/tools
• Zoom, Smartsheet, Slack, Microsoft Office 365 programs, Playbook, Concur, Autoflow Invoice Management, SAP

Company Overview:

At Disney, we're storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

Additional Information:

ESPN is an equal opportunity employer Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/ Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
Our goal is to create an inclusive workplace for all.


About ESPN:

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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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 ESPN Productions, Inc, which is part of a business we call ESPN.

ESPN Productions, 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 champions a business environment where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a constantly evolving world.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gmm3j3-44-213-60-33-42 in your application.

Company Profile

ESPN, Inc. is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment entity featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities.