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DMED Technology Project Manager Intern-Remote, Summer 2021

Created02/20/2021
Reference774696BR
CategoryProfessional Internship;Technology
Job typeIntern
CountryUnited States
Zip15689
SalaryCompetitive
Job Summary:

Comprised of Disney's international media businesses and the Company's various streaming services, the Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) segment aligns technology, media distribution, and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world. Playing an important role in the growth and future of DMED and The Walt Disney Company, the Technology team helps drive the strategic development and deployment of technology at the Walt Disney Company. It creates products, platforms and innovations for Disney's portfolio of brands and businesses, while building scalable systems that connect hundreds of millions of consumers to Disney's beloved stories, characters and brands.

Program Management for Media Engineering (ME) is focused on facilitating delivery of diverse engineering solutions in support of The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) content distribution. The ME project portfolio consists of Transmission/Uplink, Broadcast/Entertainment Systems, Content/Post Production and Storage engineering; as well as Compute, Network and Security Infrastructure technologies across Disney brands including Disney Cable Networks, ABC Television Networks, ESPN, Freeform, FX/Nat Geo and Hulu. These technologies support domestic and international distribution across a broad ecosystem including linear television, mobile, web, and OTT.
Program Management for Media Engineering (ME) is focused on facilitating delivery of diverse engineering solutions in support of The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) content distribution. The ME project portfolio consists of Transmission/Uplink, Broadcast/Entertainment Systems, Content/Post Production and Storage engineering; as well as Compute, Network and Security Infrastructure technologies across Disney brands including Disney Cable Networks, ABC Television Networks, ESPN, Freeform, FX/Nat Geo and Hulu. These technologies support domestic and international distribution across a broad ecosystem including linear television, mobile, web, and OTT.

DMED Technology Operations team engages and partners with leaders across all business segments to drive roadmaps and requirements that support their business processes; manage work intake, prioritize investments and resources; drive operational effectiveness and efficiency; deliver global program and project management; monitor and communicate key performance indicators; and deliver foundational technology critical to our own day-to-day operations.

Responsibilities:

A Day in the Life...

The intern will work with GPM leads, primarily in support of a project management tools strategy implementation across Media Engineering technical areas including Systems and Distribution Engineering, Content Production and Storage Systems, Transmission/Uplink, FX Post Production and Entertainment Systems Engineering. Other responsibilities may include developing and/or maintaining presentation deliverables, data gathering, light project management or other related activities.
  • Track and maintain rollout schedules
  • Publish updates and status reports
  • Facilitate communication with program management and engineering resources
  • Escalate issues and risks
  • Change management
  • Direct end users of tools to appropriate support resources where required

Basic Qualifications:

What we are looking for...
  • Excellent business and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Productivity tools
  • Highly skilled in time management to facilitate involvement in multiple efforts
  • Excellent relationship building, and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a software development and /or broadcast engineering environment
  • Experience in Program or Project Management Best Practices (Agile and Waterfall methodologies)
  • Experience with Program and Project Management (PPM) tools (Jira, Confluence, Smartsheet and/or Workfront)

Required Education

Sophomore, Junior, or Senior level student or recent graduate pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Management Information Systems or related field.
Additional Information:

Internship Eligibility:
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within 18 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Must provide full work availability
  • Must provide own transportation to/from work (if it becomes in-person)
  • Current Active Disney cast members must meet Professional Internship transfer guidelines (for Walt Disney World cast members this is no more than four points and one reprimand in the last six months; for Disneyland cast members this is six months of consecutive service and a performance record clear of any disciplinary issues (warnings, suspensions, etc.) for at least six months)


Program Length: The approximate dates of this internship are 05/17/2021- 08/07/2021. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

Recommendation - Print or Save This Role Description: Strong candidates may be invited to complete a phone interview. We strongly encourage applicants to print a copy of this role description so they can refer to it in the event they are selected for a phone interview.

About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company's international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 ESPN Technology Services, Inc. , which is part of a business segment we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution .

ESPN Technology 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 or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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.
EmployerDisney Media & Entertainment Distribution

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