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Director, Human Resources

Job Title
Director, Human Resources Time Warner
Warner Bros. Entertainment Group WB Business Unit DramaFever Industry Film Production and Distribution
Online Content/Services
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Human Resources Location United States - New York - New York Requisition # 160089BR Position
Full Time Company Overview Warner Bros. has been entertaining audiences for more than 90 years through the world’s most-loved characters and franchises. Warner Bros. employs people all over the world in a wide variety of disciplines. We're always on the lookout for energetic, creative people to join our team. Business Unit Overview WB Digital Labs (subsidiary of Warner Bros.) is moving fast to develop the next generation of video-enabled entertainment brands. Formally the startup DramaFever, for years we have delighted audiences with our over-the-top streaming Korean Drama channel. Now, we are looking at nothing less than to shape the future of media by combining our cutting edge technology, design and marketing capabilities with the world’s most beloved and iconic brands (eg. Looney Tunes & DC Comics) to build a portfolio of next-generation multi-media entertainment services. Posting Job Description What part will you play?

We are currently seeking an experienced HR Director to oversee human resources for our teams in New York and Philadelphia. The ideal candidate is progressive, forward thinking business partner with a strong foundation in all HR disciplines as well as NY and Philadelphia labor laws. We are looking for a proactive, organized self-starter who can dig in and think big.  

In this role, you will lead the recruiting efforts for technical, marketing, content, and other business roles by developing the core strategies to attract top talent.  You will provide day to day oversight of employee relations, compensation, retention, training & development, onboarding, organization design, etc. and will be responsible for fostering a culture of employee engagement. As a member of the leadership team, you will develop and implement people solutions that will drive the achievement of business goals. The position supervises a HR Manager in Philadelphia.  

More specific responsibilities include:
  • Partner with leaders to identify company challenges and opportunities and makes recommendations to address issues and to achieve business goals.  Monitors organizational health to promote a culture of employee engagement and empowerment. 
  • Develop and maintain best in class recruiting process and strategy.  Will carry a small requisition load and will actively recruit candidates.  Responsible for drafting job descriptions, screening candidates, conducting interviews, working with managers to craft search strategies. Develop and maintain a university recruiting program.  Collaborate with Warner Bros. Talent Acquisition team as needed to ensure that there is transparency into the division's process/strategy and compliance with applicable laws.
  • Manages multiple processes and programs to support organization culture, retention, learning and development, reward programs, and succession planning. Makes recommendations for new programs to achieve business goals and address concerns.
  • Manages and delegates work to direct reports.  Provides leadership and coaching to encourage growth and development.
  • Makes recommendations for new hire and employee compensation and manages the annual review and bonus process. Performs market analysis as needed.
  • Oversees the company’s performance management process (CHAT) to ensure ongoing performance conversations occur across the organization.  
  • In partnership with the VP, HR, Warner Bros. Legal and Warner Bros. Employee Relations addresses and investigates employee relations issues.
  • Ensure that applicable policies and standards are implemented and followed across the organization. 

What do we require from you?
  • Eight years in human resources with increasing responsibility and/or scope.
  • Four years’ experience recruiting for technology roles roles.
  • Experience managing the HR function for a remote business unit.
  • Experience supervising a team. 
  • Expert knowledge of New York and Philadelphia labor laws.
  • Proven success handling employee relations and performance management issues.
  • Facilitation and program development experience.
  • Experience working in both start-up and large organization environments.
  • Bachelor’s degree, bonus points for a Master's degree.


The Warner Bros. Entertainment Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran's status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation, gender identity or any other category protected by law.