Job Summary :
We are seeking an experienced Communications Supervisor to join our UK Communications team on a permanent basis.
The Communications Supervisor is tasked to deliver consumer communications in the UK for its key media platforms including Disney Channels, classic character franchises such as Winnie-
the-Pooh and various company-wide initiatives. The Communications Supervisor will also be responsible for priority press office activity.
The candidate needs to be a strong all-rounder who loves securing media coverage and managing campaigns. This role needs someone who is confident, and bursting with ideas and contacts!
Responsibilities : Key responsibilities include :
Key responsibilities include : Media :
Maintain excellent contacts with the media and relevant industry partners, and constantly develop new opportunities to grow network
Devise creative story angles, news hooks and stunt ideas, whilst proactively seeking out media opportunities and delivering consistent stand-
out coverage across key media sectors
Draft creative media materials with minimal input from line managers
Monitor the media and escalate stories that represent risks or opportunities to Disney
Build relationships with the wider Comms team to ensure contacts are shared effectively to maximise benefits for Disney
Campaign delivery :
Support on key campaigns, showcases and channel talent tours in the UK events
Create clear, timely and focussed plans for projects in partnership with line managers to generate traditional, digital and social media coverage
Pre-empt potential problem areas and flag concerns to line managers with appropriate solutions
Lead appropriate campaign status meetings with external teams (where relevant)
Showcase the campaign work of the Disney UK communications team to internal stakeholders by sharing key coverage as it appears and creating wrap up reports
Press Office Management :
Seek out the latest innovations and look at ways in which current approaches and practices can be enhanced and developed to support the success of the team and the wider business
Day-to-day running of the press office for Disney’s TV Content and relevant franchise products (in partnership with the Retail Supervisor) : -
Internal Communications :
Work with UK Internal Comms team to ensure that all announcements, events and success stories are shared in good time and that all campaigns have an Internal Comms plan
Provide other divisions with appropriate information when necessary
Maintain regular dialogue with UK Marketing, Digital, Social and Franchise teams to ensure all press opportunities are maximised across campaigns
Input and manage all internal reports on behalf of the Content and relevant franchise teams, working with the UK Comms Coordinator
Relationship Management :
Build and manage successful relationships with media and agency partners as well as internal stakeholders
Team Management :
Help manage the UK Communications Coordinator and Intern, and provide guidance and counsel
Basic Qualifications :
Suitable candidates will possess the following skills and experience :
Graduate level education preferred with relevant experience
Able to manage the day-to-day activities of a press office and experience of drafting and implementing plans
Demonstrable ability to run projects such as campaigns and events
A good understanding of competitor brands and the wider sector agenda to enable the individual to spot opportunities for the Disney organisation
A good understanding of the Disney organisation so that opportunities can be spotted and the broader implications of decisions can be understood
Very strong writing skills and experience of drafting press releases
Advanced media knowledge with a good network of contacts in the industry
Experience of working on national campaigns and of working with external 3rd parties inc. basic negotiation and contracting
Additional Information : Right to Work
Right to Work
Please note that all of our UK based roles require you to have the existing right to work in the UK.
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