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Warner Bros. Discovery Manager, Owned Media in New York, New York

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 Manager of Owned (cross channel inventory) will manage national on-air, TVE and Digital promo inventory for all of WBD’s properties, including HGTV, Food, Discovery, TLC, Max, etc. The Manager will be responsible for managing and optimizing promo inventory against key performance metrics. Within the SGM department, the Manager will report to the Director and work closely with colleagues from the retention, acquisition and data/tools disciplines. They will also interface with key contacts from other departments including Marketing, AdTech, and Research.

Your Role Accountabilities…

  • Manage detailed quarterly and weekly campaign planning for high volume of tune-in, DTC and TVE marketing priorities

  • Manage linear inventory forecasting and availability across portfolio using Nielsen, Lake 5 and linear optimizer data sets

  • Monitor inventory capacity levels and campaign delivery via internal systems and models and manage approvals for campaign changes requested by marketing

  • Develop digital display and TVE video inventory strategy for promo usage

  • Build and maintain performance dashboards to track marketing efforts across all platforms

  • Use a variety of proprietary tools to analyze and present campaign performance against internal ratings, revenue and subscription goals – both recommending and implementing optimizations

  • Oversee audience targeting strategy on linear and non-linear (TVE, DTC, vMVPD) platforms

  • Take on ad hoc projects and reporting requests assigned by management

  • Participate in streamlining and automating internal processes

  • Lead team of Strategists and Coordinators in executing corporate strategies

  • Assist leads with management, assessment, and development of direct reports

Qualifications & Experience…

  • BA/BS Degree in Business, Finance, Mathematics, Statistics or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in media inventory and/or analytics

  • Highly motivated, organized individual with strong attention to detail and demonstrated ability to multi-task effectively

  • Analytical and creative problem-solver with excellent data analysis skills

  • Proficient in MS Excel with ability to understand and maintain models, and to interpret large data sets

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to present insights and recommendations clearly and concisely

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to build relationships with colleagues at all levels

  • Strong knowledge of media planning at a cable/broadcast network or agency

  • Media math expertise across linear and digital metrics

  • Experience with cleaning and manipulating large data sets in Excel, Tableau and/or Google Sheets

  • Knowledge of advanced Excel functions (vlookup, macros, data modelling)

  • Understanding of Nielsen/Lake 5 ratings data and digital attribution models

  • Working knowledge of linear trafficking systems and digital ad servers a plus (i.e. Gabriel, Freewheel, Google AdManager, Oath)

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.

Championing Inclusion at WBD

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 recruitadmin@wbd.com.

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: $62,790.00 - $116,610.00 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.