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Government Relations and Public Affairs Advisor EMEA

Greater London
Full time
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Warner Bros. Discovery
Advertising, media & publishing
10,001+ employees
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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…

This role is responsible for supporting the delivery of an outstanding political, regulatory and advocacy strategy for the Government Relations and Public Policy team in EMEA with a primary focus on the UK. You will support this function through researching and sharing intelligence and insights relating to the political and regulatory environment as well as becoming an expert on WBD’s footprint and business lines across EMEA and drafting briefings and talking points for the team and business leaders. You will report into and work to support the Head of EMEA for Government Relations and Public Policy (your Manager) including diary and travel management.

Your Role Accountabilities…

  • Monitoring and identifying political regulatory policy developments and specifically issues related to audiovisual production and distribution.

  • Taking accurate notes and following up with action notes in meetings developing positions and strategies with trade bodies and associations and with business leaders to help shape the business’ position and responses.

  • Delivering regulatory and policy overviews, written briefings and talking points for the team and the wider business when engaging in outreach.

  • Maintaining a working understanding of WBD’s EMEA footprint and regulatory and policy positions across EMEA in order to be able to verbalize this internally and externally.

  • Positioning the business as a key stakeholder within the media policy sector with positive government relationships and a reputation for being helpful, insightful, reasonable and willing to partner to find solutions, shining a halo on business investments, achievements and initiatives.

  • Overseeing your manager’s diary and travel arrangements (and reconciling related expenses) and setting agendas and preparing papers for meetings.

  • Supporting the team’s development of positions and strategies around business priorities, potentially adverse trends/contagions and challenging rulemakings/political strategies. And keeping key stakeholders regularly informed.

  • Providing a weekly summary to your Manager of key political regulatory and policy developments and impacts for the business across EMEA.

  • The candidate will work closely with the Head of Global Government Relations and Public Policy for EMEA, business leaders, legal and corporate communications teams and will also partner with team colleagues in EMEA, the U.S., LATAM and APAC and external consultants engaged by the Global Government Relations and Public Policy team.

Qualifications & Experience…

  • Experience ideally in a policy, political, regulatory or consultancy role in the creative sector.

  • Working knowledge of media entertainment (and sports) regulation and public policy is preferred.

  • Ability to seamlessly work across regions and diverse cultures.

  • Strong fluency in English.

  • Commercial awareness and understanding of how policy developments could impact on business.

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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.