Full Time Job

Executive Assistant, Current Series

Walt Disney Television

Glendale, CA 03-09-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Executive Assistant, Current Series (Disney Television Animation)

Disney Television Animation is looking for an Executive Assistant to provide administrative and departmental support for the VP of Current Series Diversity & Inclusion and two additional Current Series creative executives. This role will support the Current Series team overseeing animated shows across Disney Channels and Disney+. At Disney TV Animation, we are a creative community of visual storytellers who celebrate and embrace the magic of Disney. We are seeking an administrative professional who loves animation & story, has desire to grow into a current series executive role, and can work professionally and amicably under pressure

Responsibilities:
• Cover all telephone and scheduling needs for assigned executives
• Assist Show Executives with coverage on script submissions from prospective writers
• Stay current with industry-related news and prepare competitive reports
• Book travel and process expense reports for Current Series executives
• Develop familiarity with all projects in production and names of all relevant talent involved with each project
• Greet visitors and represent the team to other executives
• Be familiar with all appropriate network and studio teams in order to aid in scheduling and show support
• Attend staff meetings, participate as needed, and follow through as necessary
• Network with other assistants externally at management companies and internally throughout TWDC
• Manage special projects, events and presentations as required
• Establish relationships with current production crews and talent
• Book and track all school, panel, presentation, and industry event travel
• Schedule meetings with internal and external creative, production, and artistic talent
• Assist Events Supervisor in the set up/execution of all D&I networking mixers, panels, and presentations
• Manage D&I writer, school, and organization database
• Support the Current Series and D&I teams in creating presentation decks as needed

Basic Qualifications:
• Must be able to provide comprehensive story coverage, breaking down elements of story and character
• Strong creative and story skills as well as strong organizational skills
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Pop culture knowledge and affinity for animation and family programming
• Interest and knowledge of current kids, teens, tweens, and family programming
• Approachable with ability to professionally interface with high level executives
• Must be able to contribute ideas in a creative group atmosphere
• Proven ability to problem-solve, prioritize, and multi-task
• Curious, resourceful and self-starter
• Adept at technology, including virtual platforms (such as AirTable), and both Mac and PC systems
• Expert knowledge of Keynote and Microsoft Office Suites
• Entertainment internship, studio, network, production, and/or agency experience

Preferred Qualifications:
• A minimum of 1-year entertainment experience
• Assistant experience at an executive level
• Familiarity with relevant non-linear and social media platforms
• Passion and knowledge of the Disney brand

Required Education
• Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience

This position is with Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney Television.
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