Localization Academy

Planning and Scheduling Graduate Intern

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Every great story has a new beginning, and yours starts here.

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 intern will play a key role within the scheduling team, ensuring schedules are executed and coordinating all operational aspects for scheduling that content. You will support with all documentation on Planning tool updates for the MAX EMEA Planning & Scheduling Team. You will also support the managers in putting together the long- and short-term plans for MAX in EMEA to ensure the best possible content offering and roll out in those regions.

Your Role Accountabilities…

  • Support the team in maintaining an overview of all content types and ensure we have an even flow of content being released on the platform at all times.
  • Prepare for weekly newsletters, and weekly and monthly highlights for internal stakeholders and external partners to ensure everyone is aware of our MAX priorities.
  • Help and support the planning and scheduling managers in creating multiple content reports on availability, refresh, expiration, type genre, dubbing status, titles localization, etc.
  • Supporting the managers in keeping the content plans up to date and consistently reviewing the weekly, monthly, and yearly roll out.
  • Work closely with the WBD Ops team and media supply chain to ensure a smooth and consistent roll out of content plans on internal and external platforms.
  • Act as key point of contact with operations and acquisitions when there are delivery delays that will affect content premiere dates to ensure our ingest partners are kept up to date and informed.
  • Maintain an overview of specific content type and works with planning specialists to ensure we have an even flow of content being released on the platform.
  • Provide volume analysis for assigned territories.
  • Close cooperation with localisations and content ops, ensuring the timely availability of localizations (subs and dubs where customary).
  • Executing the Scheduling Plans in the schedule System (Distribute) ensuring correct platform, start and end date plus additional metadata fields are correctly filled out.
  • Work with the Consumer Facing Program Structure tool and datasets to create, manage and align new and existing content across multiple systems and communicate differences and challenges to stakeholders.

Qualifications & Experience…

  • You must be a recent university graduate, having graduated no earlier than July 2022.  
  • Possess strong organisational skills, with the ability to manage multiple tasks at once.
  • Able to work well under pressure, complete projects successfully and respond to changing demands and priorities whilst maintaining a flexible and positive attitude.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and willingness to learn new systems.
  • Understanding of the entertainment industry or media and the EMEA market is a plus.

The Internship…

  • Salary: £27,000
  • Contract Length: 12 months
  • Start Date: Likely to be 9th September 2024
  • You will gain hands-on experience working on business-critical projects.
  • You will have access to personal and professional development courses, executive speakers’ series, special screenings and more.
  • You will be part of our Early Talent network of over 100 interns & apprentices, meaning you will have an important support network of other students, graduates and apprentices and plenty of opportunities to socialise!

Next Steps…

  • Stage 1: Submit your CV by Sunday 17th March (you will not be able to apply after this date). 
  • Stage 2: For eligible candidates, you will be invited to complete a written questionnaire in HireVue. The deadline for this is Sunday 24th March.
  • Stage 3: Pre-recorded video interviews via HireVue will be sent out, to be completed in April. 
  • Stage 4: Assessment Centres & Interviews will take place May-June. 

Due to the volume of applications we receive we are unable to provide individual feedback, but if you are unsuccessful we will aim to let you know within 6 weeks of the closing date. 

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.

The Legal Bits…

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, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability 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.