Publicity Assistant

Disney Theatrical Group - New York, NY4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $38,000 - $49,000 a year
Disney Theatrical Productions (DTP) operates under the direction of Thomas Schumacher and is among the world’s most successful commercial theatre enterprises, bringing live entertainment events to a global annual audience of more than 19 million people in more than 50 countries. Under the Disney Theatrical Productions banner, the group produces and licenses Broadway productions around the world, including Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida, TARZAN®, Mary Poppins, a co-production with Cameron Mackintosh, The Little Mermaid, Peter and the Starcatcher, Newsies, and Aladdin. Frozen, based on the Academy Award®-winning film, will open on Broadway in 2018. Other successful stage musical ventures have included the Olivier-nominated London hit Shakespeare in Love, stage productions of Disney’s High School Musical, Der Glöckner Von Notre Dame in Berlin, and King David in concert. DTP has collaborated with the country’s leading regional theatres to develop new stage titles including The Jungle Book, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Freaky Friday.

Disney Theatrical Productions also delivers live shows globally through its license to Feld Entertainment, producer of Disney on Ice and Disney Live! For over 30 years, Disney on Ice and Disney Live! have brought beloved Disney stories and characters annually to over 12 million guests in nearly 50 countries worldwide, through productions such as Marvel Universe Live! and Frozen, the most well attended and highest grossing Disney on Ice production to date. In addition, DTP licenses musical titles for local, school and community theatre productions through Music Theatre International, including The Lion King Experience, a unique holistic arts education program wherein accredited elementary and middle schools produce condensed, age-appropriate JR. and KIDS adaptations of The Lion King.

Disney Theatrical Group is looking for a Publicity Assistant to provide administrative support for the Publicity Team.

Responsibilities :
Create and distribute early morning publicity breaks.
Search daily newspaper, weekly and monthly magazines for physical press clippings
Maintain physical press clipping folders.
Digitize all physical press clippings to archive in our online database.
Update press distribution lists.
Create and submit T&E expense reports for department Director and Sr. Publicist
Book travel for department Director and Sr. Publicist
Process departmental bills
Book talent travel and cars for events.
Assist in covering post show VIP photo opportunities, as needed.
Assist in departmental projects, as needed

Basic Qualifications :
Must be able to work early morning hours 7am to 4pm shift with one hour lunch break.
Must be proficient in all computer programs (Word and Excel)
Must be detail oriented and thrive under a fast paced environment.
Willing to be flexible and assist on new projects, as needed.