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Sr. Manager, Editorial Operations

Discovery Inc
New York, NY 10001
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Discovery Inc

Location: New York, New York, United States, 10001
Req ID: 793

Discovery hires the very best and brightest talent who are enthusiastic and passionate to fulfill the company's mission of empowering people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity.

In exchange for their talent and drive, employees are provided with an engaging, diverse workplace and the resources they need to learn, thrive and grow in their careers.

Job Summary

About Us:
Discovery's Digital group is a well-funded start-up within Discovery Communications. We are fast, nimble and have fun developing new, innovative and immersive digital content for eighteen iconic brands, including Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Food Network, Investigation Discovery, OWN and Animal Planet.
We are a small but mighty team working at the crossroads of technology and entertainment. As content creators in the digital space, we're building on the Discovery legacy by using technology to evolve the viewing experience... telling better, more engaging stories to millions of viewers across the Internet every day.

About the Role:
Within the DTC team, the Sr. Manager, Editorial Operations supports the Sr. Director, Programming & Merchandising, in developing and overseeing the execution and communication of editorial plans. The role requires a combination of strategic, creative, project management and analytical skills to go along with an ability to collaborate with stakeholders throughout the company.

About You:
You possess an entrepreneurial spirit and drive to take initiative
You're proactive and enjoy finding innovative solutions and thinking outside the box
Ability to build and maintain effective cross functional and partner relationships
Ability to structure and adjust communication style for varying audiences
You enjoy the challenge of complex problems and systems
Thrive working under pressure and tight deadlines


Define and streamline editorial workflows for efficiently and effectively capturing and distributing information.
Develop, maintain & distribute editorial & merchandising schedules & calendars
Organize & lead cross-functional teams in daily, weekly, monthly & quarterly meetings to drive the business and inform stakeholders.
Collaborate with partners in marketing, sales, legal, distribution, product and design to ensure that plans are integrated and informed by the priorities and policies of all departments.
Collaborate with entire Programming & Merchandising team, Marketing and Analytics to produce portfolio & brand-level quarterly & monthly performance presentations
Operational lead with Analytics team to track & shepherd strategic performance analyses
Operational lead for editorial & merchandising elements within the digital product roadmap, achieving internal consensus and incorporating feedback from a range of sources to ensure the roadmap ensures the right features are delivered and implemented as expected.
Prioritize and effectively manage time to maximize return on investment.
Ensure complex business needs are perfectly documented and stakeholders are fully informed and on board.
Provide strong team leadership - lead by example, gain context, and roll up your sleeves.
Work successfully within a milestone-driven environment.
Own all project reporting including status and risks and issues.
Prepare and present project status updates as required, including to executive stakeholders
Be attentive to detail and possess a high-degree of follow-through.


Expert in organizing projects and team management
Experience with workflow applications, documentation and analysis
Ability to see the large picture as well as get into the weeds of creative projects
Background in editorial content preferred
Proven track record of consumer-obsession
At least 7 years of project management or related experience in a digital media field.
Demonstrated ability to work on a diverse scope of projects requiring detailed analysis, creative/practical problem solving, and sound judgment.
Exceptional communication skills both written and verbal
Proficient working with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook

Must have the legal right to work in the United States

Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including but not limited to all local Fair Chance Ordinances.

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If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com.

Posted: 2020-10-07 Expires: 2020-11-07

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