Manager DTC Strategy

WarnerMedia Burbank, CA

About the Job

HBO is one of the most respected and innovative entertainment brands in the world, serving iconic, award-winning programming to 140 million subscribers globally. A subsidiary of WarnerMedia, HBO is the world's most successful pay TV service with an extensive array of programming that includes some of the most notable titles to be on television, including drama series Succession®, Watchmen®, Westworld®, Big Little Lies®, Game of Thrones®, The Sopranos®, Band of Brothers® and The Wire®, as well as comedy series Barry®, Insecure® and Sex and the City®. HBO is committed to retaining and recruiting skilled and motivated employees, placing a priority on qualified team players who contribute to the diversity of their workforce. HBO offers competitive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, flexible spending, a commuter benefit program and tuition reimbursement.

The Job

Partnering with executive leadership and operating areas, the WarnerMedia Direct-to-Consumer Strategy team facilitates and supports strategic / operational planning. As part of the larger Direct-to-Consumer organization, the team executes on detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis to further the strategic priorities of our direct-to-consumer platform, HBO Max.

We are looking for a Manager who will provide strategic support on various projects covering HBO Max and direct-to-consumer initiatives. Reporting to the Vice President of Direct-to-Consumer Strategy, this individual would work on strategic projects covering the Direct-to-Consumer org. and enterprise-wide initiatives; competitive and industry trend analysis; and deliverables for senior management such as strategy reviews and board presentations. This role requires a high level of collaboration with partners in various business units across WarnerMedia and AT&T.

The Daily

  • Support major initiatives to achieve the strategic goals of the HBO Max and the Direct-to-Consumer business:
    • Develop and adhere to work plans for enterprise-wide collaboration
    • Collaborate with internal partners such as Research, Finance, Content, Product, Technology, Distribution, and Ad Sales to develop these initiatives
    • Create executive-ready presentations to summarize key findings and recommendations
    • Build detailed financial models to evaluate strategic options
    • Build operating plans for implementation across the business
  • Research, track, and analyze industry and competitive trends; prepare summaries on key events impacting WarnerMedia and communicate insights to DTC management
  • Maintain advanced knowledge of industry trends and competitive activity
  • Collaborate in the creation of long-term strategic plans for WM Direct-to-Consumer
  • Provide support for both DTC and WarnerMedia senior management, including strategy reviews, board presentations, and other management meetings

The Essentials

  • 4 - 6 years of work experience that includes one or a combination of the following:
    • Management Consulting within the Media, Technology, or Telecom practice
    • Investment Banking, VC, or PE within the Media, Technology, or Telecom practice
    • Corporate development or strategy at a media or technology company
  • Mastery of PowerPoint and Excel skills:
    • A keen eye for presentation design and the ability to distill complex concepts and analyses into clear, easy-to-understand presentations
    • Superior quantitative modeling skills and a sound understanding of finance
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects with several deliverables under tight deadlines
  • Passionate about media and entertainment with a voracious appetite for industry news (e.g. on content, streaming services, new product launches)
  • Experience interfacing and presenting to senior executives and management teams
  • High level of integrity, strong work ethic, deep intellectual curiosity, and willingness to think outside the box
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a collaborative DNA
  • Ability to thrive and take initiative in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment
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