Global Content Operations Undergraduate Placement 2024
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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
Global Content Operations is responsible for the finishing and distribution of post-production materials in relation to Theatrical (35mm, 70mm and Digital Cinema), Home Entertainment and Television media across 43 territories in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The Global Content Operations Intern is responsible for UK theatrical operations for all Warner Bros. new releases and back catalogue, as well as other essential tasks with relation to global theatrical operations.
Your role accountabilities
- You will be taught to use the GCO theatre, where you will learn how to operate various pieces of equipment, including the digital cinema projector and player. There will also be basic training on Video and Audio editing software.
- You will be handling sensitive and pre-release materials internally and will be trusted in taking materials to external facilities. This may involve monitoring the external handling of materials while they are not at Warner Bros. offices.
- Liaise with vendors – this can be for dubbing, translating, subtitling, accessibility, and other materials’ creation.
- Track release dates and give assistance with planning on key element dates including updating new versions in Tech Ops internal systems.
- Creating Purchase Orders in the ordering system.
- Arrange shipment of elements to Europe, Middle East and African territories as well as co-ordinating return of the elements.
- Troubleshoot any KDM (Key Delivery Message) issues with other global office teams as well as vendors and sometimes directly with cinema chains.
- Watermark and Rotoscope materials using Final Cut and/or DaVinci Resolve to make them ready for use by international partners and stakeholders.
- Deal with ad-hoc requests and analysis from the UK and US offices and prepare analysis and reports for European Technical Operations VPs and Directors.
- Complete projects you will need to liaise with company personnel in the UK and US, and throughout the territories by telephone and email.
Qualifications & experience
- You must be a current University student in your 2nd year of study, looking to spend your 3rd year on placement and graduating no earlier than July 2026.
- Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite and some experience of using databases.
- Have a keen interest in film and specifically film technology.
- Well organised and disciplined with the ability to prioritise workload and use time effectively.
- Self-motivated and capable of working with limited supervision.
- Able to communicate with people at all levels in a professional and mature manner.
- Be analytical and pay close attention to detail! Accuracy is an essential attribute.
- Salary: £23,000 p/a
- Contract Length: 12 months
- Start Date: 1st July 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!
- Stage 1: Submit your CV by Sunday 26th November (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 3rd December.
- Stage 3: Pre-recorded video interview via HireVue will be sent out, to be completed in January.
- Stage 4: Assessment Centres & Interviews will take place February-March.
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 email@example.com.