Warner Bros. Discovery

Manager, Publicity and Communications

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Employer Provided Salary: 68,495-127,205 Annually
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Every great story has a new beginning, and yours starts here.
Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery... the stuff dreams are made of.
Who We Are...
When we say, "the stuff dreams are made of," we're not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD's vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what's next...
From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.
Your New Role...
The Warner Bros. Discovery Revenue and Strategy Communications Team is seeking a Manager. The Manager should be passionate and knowledgeable about the media industry with experience in Advertising Sales, Distribution, Affiliate Relations, Public Affairs or Studio Production highly desired. This person will be part of the team responsible for strategic communications that drive and shape WBD's divisional narrative. We seek a proactive, creative, strategic thinker, agile problem-solver with exceptional execution and attention to detail, exceptional writing skills and experience in media relations. This Manager will work collaboratively with the Revenue and Strategy Communications Team in a fast-paced environment to support strategic and innovative communications campaigns. The role requires extensive organizational skills, a deep knowledge of the media and Advertising Sales industries, the ability to manage multiple projects seamlessly, forward-thinking, strong writing skills, innovative ideas, and most importantly, a strong interest in Communications.
The Manager will assist in media relations efforts, communicating directly with reporters about our initiatives. Manager will pitch trade and business press, build campaign strategies, and craft press releases, editorial pitches, crisis response and internal communications. The Manager must be a creative and strategic thinker, must be able to write effectively, must possess excellent problem-solving skills, and must be able to work collaboratively across multiple teams, organizations, and external partners. The Manager is expected to have their finger on the pulse of the Ad Sales industry to best inform and support the team.
Your Role Accountabilities...

  • Strategically manage various external and internal communications projects for Warner Bros. Discovery's (WBD) U.S. advertising sales team spanning the company's diverse portfolio of iconic brands, streaming properties and advanced advertising capabilities.
  • Serve as WBD ad sales' social media liaison to elevate the company's sales efforts to B2B and consumer audiences.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners - including key members of the Ad Sales executive leadership team - to develop and execute PR and social plans for tentpole events
  • Articulate the vision, people and advertising partnerships of WBD Ad Sales through proactive and reactive media relations efforts and thought leadership opportunities (industry speaking engagements, award submissions, paid media opportunities in partnership with trade marketing team, etc.)
  • Plan and staff internal and external events, including industry conferences, speaking engagements and the annual Ad Sales Upfront event in May.
  • Prepare and maintain briefing documents, communications plans, biographies and other presentation decks and materials for senior leaders.

Qualifications & Experience...

  • 5 - 7 years of experience with Ad Sales Communications
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent work experience required
  • MBA would be desired
  • Established experience in Advertising Sales communications in the media and entertainment industries
  • Proven ability in communications, project management and planning.
  • Professional track record of developing and executing communications strategies in support of cross-functional launches and storytelling campaigns.
  • Established relationships with members of the press and a proven ability to forge new relationships quickly and genuinely.
  • Strong understanding of the state of media and advertising and importance in communicating the value of advertising innovation.
  • Familiarity with priority industry organizations and a successful background in securing thought leadership opportunities
  • A strong understanding of corporate communications, with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Savvy approach to social media and cross-platform content amplification.
  • An ability to work under tight deadlines and multi-task during busier periods.
  • Excellent judgment and innate problem-solving skills.
  • A collaborative approach to working with a wide range of people and personalities.

How We Get Things Done...
This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at www.wbd.com/guiding-principles/ along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.
The Legal Bits...
In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles in locations where legally required. Actual salaries will vary based on several factors, including but not limited to external market data, internal equity, location, skill set, experience, and/or performance. Base pay is just one component of Warner Bros. Discovery's total compensation package for employees. Pay Range: $68,495.00 - $127,205.00 salary per year. Other rewards may include annual bonuses, short- and long-term incentives, and program-specific awards. In addition, Warner Bros. Discovery provides a variety of benefits to employees, including health insurance coverage, an employee wellness program, life and disability insurance, a retirement savings plan, paid holidays and sick time and vacation.
Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.
If you're a qualified candidate and you require adjustments or accommodations to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please contact us at [email protected].

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What are Warner Bros. Discovery Perks + Benefits

Warner Bros. Discovery Benefits Overview

Warner Bros Discovery offers a comprehensive set of benefits and perks to support employees in their personal and professional lives. Some program highlights include:

• Local medical, dental, and vision programs in many countries around the world.
• On-site wellness and fitness centers across several of our office locations.
• Family support programs. In the U.S., additional services include on-site childcare in certain offices, backup childcare services, family caregiver leave, adoption, surrogacy, and cryopreservation assistance, and more.
• Tools and resources to support the mental wellbeing of our employees and their dependents, including mental health counselors and 24/7 access to free, confidential support through our Employee Assistance Program administrators.
• Products and services to support financial wellbeing including financial planning tools, and a 401(k) savings plan in the U.S.
• Flexible work arrangements around the globe, allowing employees to better balance work and personal commitments.
• Global learning, leadership & organization programs to inspire, equip, and empower our people to thrive. These programs and resources are accessible to everyone at whatever stage they are in their career.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
Summer hours
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Transgender health care benefits
Wellness days
Abortion travel benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Bereavement leave benefits
Company-wide vacation
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Free snacks and drinks
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Meditation space
Mother's room
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Personal development training
Virtual coaching services

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