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Vice President, Communications (Newsgathering and Audience Strategy) at WarnerMedia, WARNERMEDIA

Vice President, Communications (Newsgathering and Audience Strategy)

WarnerMedia, WARNERMEDIA New York, NY Full-Time

Company Overview

Every great story has a new beginning. We're excited to announce that Discovery and WarnerMedia have combined to become Warner Bros. Discovery. WBD is a premier global media and entertainment company offering audiences the worlds most differentiated and complete portfolio of content, brands and franchises across television, film, sports, news, streaming and gaming. Were home to the worlds best storytellers, creating world-class products for consumers. From brilliant creatives to technology trailblazers and beyond, join us as we step into the next chapter.

Company Overview:

Warner Bros. Discovery, a premier global media and entertainment company, offers audiences the world's most differentiated and complete portfolio of content, brands and franchises across television, film, streaming and gaming. The new company combines WarnerMedia's premium entertainment, sports and news assets with Discovery's leading non-fiction and international entertainment and sports businesses.

CNN is a world leader in news and information, and seeks to inform, engage, and empower the world.

Staffed 24 hours, seven days a week by a dedicated team in CNN bureaus around the world, CNN delivers news from journalists in every corner of the globe. CNN Digital has held the #1 ranking for U.S. unique visitors for five consecutive years, with more unique visitors coming to CNN than any other news platform for 60 consecutive months.

Location:Washington, D.C or New York, NY

Position Overview:

Warner Bros. Discovery seeks a Vice President for the CNNCommunications team.

Reportingto the EVP and Head of Global Communications and Marketing, this role is essential in building brand trust and growing awareness and excitement for CNN around the world. This executive will oversee a newly formed unit designed to ensure CNNs global and groundbreaking news coverage is seen and cited across platforms around the world. This person will also sit on the communications leadership team, advising on brand strategy, reputation-related priorities, crisis management and how we stay innovative in our thinking.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop newsgathering PR team, a 24-7 team dedicated to promoting the work of correspondents and reporters across CNN Domestic
  • Create multi-layered PR plans that include promoting breaking news and scoops, promoting the individuals and promoting the units, all laddering up to CNNs brand story
  • Expand audience acquisition across social media platforms, creating best practices and growing audience and engagement with CNN shows and talent
  • Oversee, and be accountable for, managing talent development of the team
  • Consult on communications groups operational decisions and functions, and advise on earned media opportunities and brand-level features
  • Advise and engage in crisis and strategic response, including direct outreach to members of the press
  • Manage complex and unexpected communications challenges with professionalism
  • Work with EVP/Head of Global Communications on talking points, prepare documents and prep sessions for executives
  • Develop and consult on department functions and processes

The Person:

  • The ideal candidate will have at least 15 years of experience in corporate communications and have built and managed high-performance teams across a large, matrixed organization with multiple stakeholders
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills with attention to context and detail that effectively communicate a message
  • Extensive experience in issues management and crisis communications
  • Must have leadership presence and the ability to advise corporate executives
  • Seasoned, strategic, hands-on, consultative, and collaborative approach
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects
  • Strong presentation, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent

Compensation:

Warner Bros. Discovery and CNN intend to attract a superior Vice President, PR and is prepared to offer an attractive compensation package including a base salary, plus bonus, and equity.

The Perks

  • Exclusive Warner Bros. Discovery events and advance screenings
  • Paid time off every year to volunteer for eligible employees
  • Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
  • Access to in-house learning and development resources
  • Part of the Warner Bros. Discovery family of powerhouse brands

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 are a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at [ Email address blocked ] - Click here to apply to Vice President, Communications (Newsgathering and Audience Strategy).

In compliance with local law, we are disclosing the compensation, or a range thereof, for roles that will be performed in New York City. Actual salaries will vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors including but not limited to location, experience, and performance. The range listed is just one component of Warner Bros. Discoverys total compensation package for employees. Pay Range: $201,810.00 - $374,790.00 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 paid time off (PTO). 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 youre a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at [ Email address blocked ] - Click here to apply to Vice President, Communications (Newsgathering and Audience Strategy).

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