Full Time Job

Senior Director, Communications


Washington, DC 11-13-2022
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Executive (10+ years) Experience
Job Description
Your New Role...

Warner Bros. Discovery seeks a Senior Director for the CNN Communications team.

Reporting to the Vice President of Communications, this role will lead a newsgathering PR team in Washington, DC focused on CNN's breaking news coverage including politics, national security, investigative reporting, special events and more. They will be part of a newly formed unit designed to ensure CNN's global and groundbreaking news coverage is seen and cited across platforms around the world.

Your Role Accountabilities...
• Develop a newsgathering PR team, a 24-7 team dedicated to promoting the work of correspondents and reporters across CNN Domestic, based out of Washington, DC
• Create multi-layered PR plans that include promoting breaking news and scoops, promoting the individual correspondents and reporters, as well as their units, all laddering up to CNN's brand story
• Manage communications and credentialing around CNN's Special Events unit, including debates and town hall programs
• Consult on earned media opportunities and brand-level features
• Advise and engage in crisis and strategic response related to work out of Washington, DC
• Manage complex and unexpected communications challenges with professionalism
• Oversee management and talent development of the team
• Work with VP of Public Relations on talking points, prepare documents and prep sessions for executives
• Develop and consult on department functions and processes

Qualifications & Experience...
• The ideal candidate will have at least 10 years of Corporate Communications experience and familiarity with newsroom and broadcast journalism
• Strategic, hands-on, consultative, and collaborative approach
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects
• Strong presentation, organizational, and interpersonal skills
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent in work experience

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 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, 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 with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rjjn40-3-236-138-35-42 in your application.

Company Profile

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