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Virtual HBOMax Accessibility Intern

HBO Max

New York, NY,US

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

HBO is one of the most respected and innovative entertainment brands in the world, serving iconic, award-winning programming to 140 million subscribers globally. A subsidiary of WarnerMedia, HBO is the world’s most successful pay TV service with an extensive array of programming that includes some of the most notable titles to be on television, including drama series Succession®, Watchmen®, Westworld®, Big Little Lies®, Game of Thrones®, The Sopranos®, Band of Brothers® and The Wire®, as well as comedy series Barry®, Insecure® and Sex and the City®. HBO is committed to retaining and recruiting skilled and motivated employees, placing a priority on qualified team players who contribute to the diversity of their workforce. HBO offers competitive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, flexible spending, a commuter benefit program and tuition reimbursement.

The WarnerMedia Story
WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

The Job

The Accessibility team is responsible for ensuring the HBO Max product works well for all users, especially those people with significant disabilities. This includes reviewing new features, working with development teams to find accessible solutions, and performing tests using assistive technology and guided tools, all with the intent of ensuring that the product meets our customer experience standards for all users, no matter how they access our product.

Accessibility as a dedicated profession is still relatively new, and there is a need to grow enthusiasm and knowledge on the subject as new professionals enter the workplace. This role will grant exposure to all aspects of the accessibility profession, from design to development to testing, and hopefully inspire a new generation of accessibility professionals.

The Daily

Participate in feature review and help provide feedback on

Help run accessibility test cases using assistive technology and guided tools against completed features across multiple platforms

Work with development teams to help create accessible solutions

Observe strategic prioritization sessions

The Essentials

Fundamental understanding of web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)

Some understanding of mobile development (iOS/Android)

Fundamental understanding of Agile methodologies and behavior-driven development

Some experience using assistive technology, including screen readers (TalkBack, VoiceOver, JAWS, NVDA). Familiarity with switch devices (not Nintendo!), bluetooth keyboards, zoom capabilities and contrast modes also desirable.

Willingness to challenge one's own biases

Tolerance for failure, and the ability to learn from one's mistakes

A desire to change the world for the better

Internship Program

Students must be currently enrolled in a college degree program for full duration of the internship

Summer 2021 program dates are June 7th - August 13th; must be available for full program duration

Full-time schedule (40 hours/week) designed to work around class schedule

Fully remote/virtual experience; company owned laptop provided for the duration of the internship program

Salary based on office location; relocation is not provided


The Perks

Hands-on work with passionate, talented team members in your field

Networking opportunities with industry-leading professionals

Engaging events including executive speakers sessions, professional development workshops, and more

Opportunity to join the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands


Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment 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.

Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment 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.

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