Director, Product Management (Publishing Tools) - HBO Max



Position Type

Full Time


Product Management


United States - California - Burbank

Posted Date

May. 15, 2020

Req Number


Opportunity Overview

HBO Max is the future of entertainment and storytelling. WarnerMedia’s new streaming entertainment offering, HBO Max is the culmination of some of the most innovative new technology and greatest creative talent in the industry. Anchored by the entire HBO service, arguably the greatest brand in television, HBO Max also features fan favorites from the WarnerMedia library including Warner Bros., New Line, DC, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, Looney Tunes, and more. HBO Max will also be home to key third-party library acquisitions, such as Friends, South Park and Doctor Who, and more than 50 exclusive Originals in its first year, from the likes of groundbreaking creative talent such as J.J. Abrams, Ridley Scott, Jordan Peele, Steven Soderbergh, Michael Mann, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, Anna Kendrick, Greg Berlanti, Melissa McCarthy, Robert Zemeckis, Ellen DeGeneres, and other visionaries. HBO Max launches in May 2020.

The Job

As the Director, Product Management (Publishing Tools), you are responsible for working with the product team to decide on feature priorities, gathering requirements, reporting and delivering enhancements. Align with the priorities set by the leadership and execute on the strategic plans. Also work closely with peers in the organization to introduce tools to enhance productivity and promote efficiency (eg: Publishing PM team).

The Daily
  • Build a team to manage the product roadmap for CMS and other tools to allow publishing teams to be able to deliver new features for customers.
  • Set priorities of work needed to meet the strategic vision for HBOMax set by the Product Team.
  • Ensure that timeline risks are escalated to leadership, especially for risks that could impact customer feature release.
  • Work in a matrixed organization to create solutions that work for multiple business units.
  • Work to optimize current and new toolsets to reduce the time required by Publishing teams for daily activities.
  • Work to ensure that the various toolsets are integrated to allow asset tracking between systems.
The Essentials
  • 10+ years of experience in product management for CMS tools at a major media brand or franchise.
  • Creative thinker with impeccable communication skills and influence-management skills essential; can collaborate effectively and efficiently.
  • True team player; can quickly prioritize work and approaches the role with a positive, solution-oriented mindset.
  • Thrives under pressure and can react and pivot quickly when a project requires it.
  • Ability to manage small teams and oversee work appropriately.
  • Proactive, organized, assertive, efficient, detail-oriented, unassailable focus on the basics, tenacious (persistent about bringing open items to closure), accountable, enthusiastic.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and to deliver to budget.
  • Some travel required The Ideal Candidate.
  • Passionate about the evolution of a product, editorial, and content placement.
  • Possesses a deep understanding of the video streaming industry as well as the data-driven personalization space and is a champion for the consumer.
  • Executes against a vision via small, medium, and long-term projects.
  • Capable of being an excellent communicator and longer-term strategic thinker.
  • Thrives in a team that believes in working fast, accountability, and learning from mistakes.
  • Comfortable in a small, lean team, that requires you to get in the trenches to drive work forward and have a high output.
The Perks
  • Exclusive WarnerMedia events and advance screenings
  • Paid time off every year to volunteer
  • Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
  • Access to in-house learning and development resources
  • Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands
WarnerMedia 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 Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment 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.