Manager, Editorial Publishing
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group
United States - California - Burbank
Oct. 07, 2019
Company OverviewWarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Now, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.
Warner Bros. has been entertaining audiences for more than 90 years through the world’s most-loved characters and franchises. Warner Bros. employs people all over the world in a wide variety of disciplines. We're always on the lookout for energetic, creative people to join our team.
Business Unit OverviewWarner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio’s powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world. WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home décor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, Looney Tunes and Harry Potter.
The division’s successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
To be successful at WBCP, you must have a willingness to model our values and behaviors, champion diversity and inclusion, leverage data and insights to maximize the legacy of our deep brands and franchises while maintaining a commitment to fostering best-in-class talent.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products Inc. seeks a Manager, Editorial Publishing for the Publishing department.
Executes WBCP and Publishing strategy and goals.
Owns all aspects of the editorial and content development process including review and approval of global publishing submissions through StarLabs in direct consultation with the Product Development team, the development and procurement of creative assets and securing clearances and approvals from internal and external stakeholders.
Manages global licensees to establish product assortment and execute publishing plans to support Category, Franchise and Retail strategies.
Assists Category in developing and executing long and medium term publishing strategies (1-2 years old), pitching the global portfolio of Warner Bros. brands to existing and prospective publishing licensees, providing input on contract negotiations and reviewing marketing collateral for accuracy.
Partners with Category, Franchise, Product Development and Creative to drive Franchise initiatives.
Identifies, evaluates and executes long-term new business initiatives.
Interfaces frequently with senior management providing business updates, internal and external formal presentations and participate in strategy discussions.
Identifies and applies competitive and industry key learnings and trends.
BA degree in English, communications, journalism or related field required.
5 plus years of experience in Publishing industry with background in Licensing preferred.
Strong editing skills.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Proven ability to develop publishing content.
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple internal and external stakeholders.
Strong licensing acumen and relationship skills.
Proven ability to execute strategic and operational plan.
Strong collaboration and partnership skills.
Proven ability to communicate and collaborate effectively cross-functionally and with senior management.
Strong organizational/leadership and planning skills required.
Strong and varied computer software knowledge required (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat).
Ability to create and deliver pitch/presentations.
Knowledge of retail landscape: key retailers, buying cycles, sell-in process, etc.