Full Time Job

Sr. Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion - News & Sports


New York, NY 03-02-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

The Job
Sr. Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for the Executive Initiative department.

Location: NY, ATL, DC or LA

The Daily
• Partner with SVP/Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer to develop, implement and assist in driving the diversity & inclusion vision, strategy and programs for WarnerMedia News and Sports by working closely with executive and senior leadership across the division
• Work collaboratively across WMNS to initiate, advocate, drive and measure the programs, policies and talent-driven practices needed to foster an open and inclusive environment
• Build relationships internally with WarnerMedia and AT&T diversity and inclusion teams to align our missions globally and collaborate as warranted
• Proactively foster relationships with business leaders across WMNS to develop and implement high-impact diversity initiatives and ensure that the diversity mission and goals are built into business plans
• Partner with HR team, communications and business leadership to develop, communicate and implement the D&I strategy aligned with the company culture, values and behaviors – leveraging our strengths and addressing gaps
• Work closely with internal and external communications teams (including VP of D&I External Comms and VP of Internal Comms) to tell our story and that of our employees, as well as develop initiatives to increase employee engagement and drive and evolve the WMNS culture to one that best leverages Inclusion
• Work with VPs/SVPs/EVPs and other Sales leaders to monetize our efforts and build standing in the marketplace
• In partnership with the talent acquisitions team and HR, define and implement initiatives that focus on the attraction, retention and development of talent with diverse perspectives and experiences
• Identify, establish and grow strategic partnerships with external stakeholders, community partners and outside organizations to advance our diversity and business goals, as well as to create programs and opportunities to build awareness of our efforts and grow exposure for our employees
• Represent WMNS at key diversity events and/or select appropriate company executive representation at these events to build brand awareness and affinity to our D&I efforts
• Provide consultancy and specialist expertise to business leaders on diversity and consult with business units to determine needs and provide guidance on diversity-based solutions
• Keep a strong pulse on current industry trends, technology and tools as it to relates to best practices and opportunities around diversity & inclusion through participation in industry forums, thought leadership opportunities and research

The Essentials
• Other key responsibilities include:
• Budget management
• Partnerships with internal business resource groups
• Development of an internal site used to communicate WMNS D&I updates on events, initiatives and more
• 5-8 years of experience with diversity, inclusion and employee engagement in a news or sports media company
• Exceptional relationship building skills required
• Works well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
• Bilingual preferred
• International experience preferred