Director, Policy Communications

08 Nov, 2022

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Director, Policy Communications

The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)
Washington, D.C.
Flex Type Hybrid 

– This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

Director, Policy Communications

The Director of Policy Communications role will serve as a key leader within The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) Corporate Communications team, which is responsible for overseeing the development and management of The Walt Disney Company’s reputation through external and internal communications strategies that support the company’s strategic priorities and vision.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Work closely with VP, Policy Communications to implement policy communications and public affairs strategy in Washington, D.C. to expand awareness, reach, and visibility of the company’s policy and government relations priorities and advocacy with key stakeholders and constituents.
  • Build, maintain, and leverage strong relationships with the D.C. and national media to positively position TWDC.
  • Assist VP, Policy Communications in developing and executing public affairs campaigns and strategies around policy issues, both internal and external.
  • Write statements and talking points for external and internal audiences, and help oversee and manage any content creation by agencies related to policy communications.
  • Provide research and analysis of issues affecting or likely to impact TWDC.
  • Assist VP, Policy Communications in identifying and securing coverage with key D.C. and national media and participation in relevant events, working in conjunction with the Government Relations team to identify and execute on opportunities.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Corporate Communications, Government Relations, Legal, Public Policy, CSR and other various teams across the company on policy communication strategies and messaging.

Experience: 

  • 8+ years of experience working on policy matters and previous experience working in corporate or policy communications, public affairs, crisis communications, issues management, or journalism
  •  5+ years of experience working with policymakers, local and national media
  • Experience working on regulatory issues
  • Strong relationships with D.C. press and national media
  • Highly motivated and a natural self-starter, this person should have a deep understanding of the media landscape (both local and national), be hands-on, and capable of managing proactive and reactive communications from strategy to execution
  • Ability to work quickly and cross-functionally is necessary
  • Proficiency with analyzing the effectiveness of media campaigns

About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

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. 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 Disney Worldwide Services, Inc., which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney Worldwide Services, 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.

Job posted: 2022-11-08