Disney+ is Looking for a Social Media Manager for the Philippines
LinkedIn is essential if you’re looking to move up career-wise. The more you use it, the more you get recommended certain people to connect with, and jobs you can apply for.
Like this one, for example. Don’t tell our boss what we were doing on LinkedIn, but we spotted this ad for an assistant manager for social media posted by Disney+. Nothing special about that; Disney is a global entertainment company that’s obviously constantly looking for people to fill various positions worldwide.
But what got us interested is the location of the job posting.
“This role is a regional role based in Philippines, responsible for leading Disney+ Social Media in Philippines and regional campaigns for SEA markets,” the ad says.
That’s the surest sign as any that Disney+—the on-demand streaming service that carries all of the Disney IP like Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel—is finally coming to the Philippines.
Launched first in the U.S., Canada, and the Netherlands in November 2019, Disney+ slowly expanded to other markets in the succeeding weeks and months. Today the service counts a total of over 138 million subscribers worldwide as of the first quarter of 2022. By comparison, Netflix, which launched as a streaming service in 2007, reported a worldwide subscriber count of about 221.6 million in the same period.
Of course, besides the count, Netflix’s edge over Disney+ is that it’s been available here in the Philippines since 2016. Many Disney-owned properties used to stream over Netflix, until Disney+ launched and its titles became exclusively available on its own service.
Today, Disney’s IP includes worldwide hits such as all the Marvel Cinematic Universe films like Avengers Infinity War and Endgame, the three Captain America and Iron Man films, as well as its TV series like WandaVision, Loki, Moon Knight, and its latest, Ms. Marvel. It also airs Star Wars IP like the most recent sequel trilogy (The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, Rise of Skywalker), and series, like The Mandalorian, and the just concluded Obi-Wan Kenobi. Of course, don't count out all of the Disney and Pixar animated titles like The Lion King, Encanto, Lightyear, and many, many more.
All of these, of course, have yet to be made available to local audiences as Disney+ has yet to officially launch in the Philippines. But this job posting seems to indicate that we won’t have to wait too long before we can finally stream all of the Disney titles legally whenever we want.
If you have what it takes, we strongly suggest you send out a CV. Who knows, you might end up being the person they hire. And if you do end up working there, maybe give us a heads up when Disney+ is launching here? See the job posting here.