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The Walt Disney Company Sr Manager Paid Media in New York, New York

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Location: NYC (but remote until TBD)

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.

Disney Streaming Services is a business unit within The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment that oversees all consumer-facing digital video subscription services across the company. Disney Streaming is responsible for developing and operating The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer video businesses globally, including the ESPN+ premium sports streaming service, programmed in conjunction with ESPN; the Disney+ SVOD service; and BAMTECH Media, a global leader in direct-to-consumer video streaming products and solutions. Its core mission is to deliver global audiences the freedom to access content on their terms across any connected device, time or location.

The Customer Acquisition team is tasked with driving new subscriber growth to Disney Streaming Services. The team is responsible for the planning, execution and optimization of user acquisition and performance marketing campaigns. The ideal candidate has a passion for the digital media landscape and understands the intricacies and unique attributes of every step in the marketing funnel. The successful candidate will bring a highly analytical, cross-channel, and seasoned planning skill set to the role, which will be critical to delivering breakthrough thinking for this channel.


  • Partner with global leads on strategic paid media initiatives with a focus on acquisition based paid media planning

  • Work with global teams on budget planning, forecasting, and monitoring of country specific goals

  • Develop a team & oversee direct reports, mentor, and support on paid media strategy across global markets

  • Oversee paid media planning and cross-channel strategies to drive subscriber acquisition & efficiency

  • Coordinate global teams to support full funnel paid media strategy

  • Connect business planning and media implications to unlock growth and new opportunities

  • Work closely with regional market teams on region specific challenges

  • Develop innovative solutions by spotting client business growth opportunities and design presentations to articulate the story in an impactful manner

  • Influence, collaborate and directly work with multiple regional and market team members

  • Ensure country level support of paid media strategy across existing channels (i.e. Paid Search, Paid Social, Programmatic Display, Audio, Video)

  • Develop ongoing country level planning, reporting and analysis of paid media performance

  • Coordinate of key media partners to develop regular business reviews with global teams

  • Monitor goals and delivery from paid media efforts at a country level

  • Work in tandem with paid media execution team to ensure optimizations & learnings are being communicated to regional teams

  • Develop & host regular cadence meetings with regional leads to provide latest performance information & educate on paid media tactics & strategies

  • Identify, prioritize, and articulate paid media campaigns and initiatives

  • Contribute to strategy, campaign structure, paid media optimizations, and ad content (including strategic recommendations on creative content, audience targeting & messaging)

  • Share expertise on campaign & bid management

  • Articulate and educate on paid media optimizations for improved acquisition performance

  • Recommend new paid media tactics, concepts, and approaches to inform broader marketing strategy

Basic Qualifications:

  • 8 years cross-channel paid media experience including a combination of performance marketing budgeting and planning, and hands-on-keyboard execution

  • Expertise with major search engines: Google Ads, Microsoft, Apple Search

  • Expertise with DoubleClick suite (i.e. DCM, DV360, SA360)

  • Deep knowledge of programmatic ad buying within multiple DSPs (i.e. Verizon, Trade Desk, etc.)

  • Deep knowledge of established & emerging social platforms (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest, Tik Tok, etc.)

  • Experience with 3rd party social campaign management platform (i.e. Sprinklr)

  • Experience with 3rd party digital platform (i.e. Prisma)

  • Experience with paid search tools (i.e. Search Monitor)

  • Experience with brand safety platforms (i.e. IAS)

  • Comprehensive in-platform knowledge of programmatic buying, audience creation, campaign management and in-dash optimization techniques

  • Must have experience with direct response campaigns

  • Highly skilled in all Microsoft Office Products

  • Highly quantitative with the ability to make data driven decisions resulting in tangible improvements in performance

  • Flexibility & ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment

  • A strong communicator with a can-do, positive attitude and a strong desire to get things done

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic working environment, supporting new products/businesses supported by a proven large-scale media property

  • Sense of humor and desire to have fun!

Job ID: 770124BR

Location: New York,New York

Job Posting Company: Direct-to-Consumer and International

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