The Director of Awards will establish and execute year-round awards / guild strategy for National Geographic, National Documentary Films and Disney Branded Television (DBT). The Director will report into the Sr. Director of Media Relations, National Documentary Films and the VP of Communications.


  • Develop and execute awards campaign strategy for National Geographic, National Documentary Films and Disney Branded Television, including management of consultants, strategy development, FYC mailings and events, and outreach to all awards organizations
  • Partner with PR Team and consultants to ensure press campaign strategy aligns with award campaign strategy
  • Liaise with leaders at TV & Film Academy, guilds and other awards organizations
  • Handle all required AMPAS and guild submissions for awards
  • Plan AMPAS and guild screening programs and Q&A opportunities (streaming or live)
  • Serve as network liaison for all awards-related business including, but not limited to the following groups: AMPAS, AFI, BAFTA, BFCA, DGA, HFPA, NAACP, PGA, SAG and WGA
  • Liaise with Nat Geo and DBT executives and management as well as outside consultants to keep them updated on key awards season details and dates
  • Oversee and manage annual awards budget
  • Facilitate talent participation in award ceremonies and industry events, working directly with the PR Title Team assigned to specific campaigns
  • Establish aesthetic, branding and awareness goals for FYC campaigns through collaboration with marketing executives and filmmakers
  • Work with marketing strategy team for print/trade ad media buy, making recommendations for ad buying strategy and timing for digital, radio and outdoor media, and consulting on ad designs
  • As part of the Below The Line campaign outreach, collaborate with BTL artists and PR Team to ensure representative clips, reels and unit photography for award submission and promotion are delivered in a timely manner
  • Manage external consultants and agencies and lead weekly team meetings
  • Create awards campaign overall presentations/decks for filmmaker and executive sign-off
  • Coordinate tables and ticketing for all award-related ceremonies
  • Oversee planning and execution for select film/talent tastemaker screenings and receptions
  • Manage content population and screening outreach to guilds with network operations team, including platform for assets, access and code management


  • 6+ years experience at a studio/network, creative agency or branded content studio or in an entertainment marketing environment
  • Excellent written, communication and presentation skills for internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience managing and tracking awards budgets
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Google docs
  • Highly organized, professional, motivated, and extremely detail-oriented with strong prioritization skills
  • Must have the ability to multitask, work well under pressure and work effectively under changing priorities, deadlines, and daily time constraints
  • Extensive knowledge of the Awards industry and experience running and managing FYC creative campaigns, including experience communicating campaigns and creative with filmmakers
  • Must have executive-level collaboration experience
  • Experience in design of physical brand experiences for Awards media, stunts and events
  • Basic knowledge of A/V needs/formats preferred

Job ID R10012836

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