Disney is hiring in Australia ahead of Disney+ launch

Josh McDonnell
By Josh McDonnell | 20 August 2019

Content giant Disney is looking to bolster its local team, with the company advertising a slate of new roles ahead of the launch of its new streaming platform, Disney+.

Based out of the company's local office in Richmond, Victoria, the new roles span multiple areas of the business including sales, marketing, public relations and events.

Roles such as marketing manager - partnerships, event and PR manager have all gone live over the past 24 hours.

It was revealed earlier today that Disney would look to roll out the platform, which has been labelled globally as the "Netflix Killer", in Australia and New Zealand on 12 November.

The role of marketing manager will involve the "development, pitch and management of commercial and strategic partnerships" for Disney in Australia and New Zealand.

The PR position will lead consumer relations and communication planning, working closely with the Disney Streaming Services team. Additionally, the role will support publicity and communication planning for other key business areas.

The majority of the positions fall under the Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International division, which is responsible for the development and launch of Disney+.

Disney's decision to bolster its team is most likely due to both the roll out of Disney+, which will offer access to content from the company’s entertainment brands, including Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars National Geographic, as well as the recent acquisition of rival multinational media business 21st Century Fox.

Speculation continues to mount over the future of Disney's partnership agreements in Australia, which currently includes a short-term deal with Stan, owned by Nine.

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