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Manager, Research

Apply Now Apply Later Current 21CF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10009308 Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business FX Networks Date posted Nov. 21, 2019

JOB DESCRIPTION

FX Networks is seeking a Manager of Research to analyze the performance of our on-air and competitive cable network programs, modeling for ad sales estimates, and track all scripted series on all platforms.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and track the ratings trajectory of FX Networks and key competitive networks to determine each network’s strengths and weaknesses, and how shifts in programming strategy are impacting their overall performance.
  • Create and manage a database of all scripted series on linear and non-linear platforms.
  • Assist with the FX Budget process to include accruing relevant program history, modeling commercial rating estimates utilizing Star Estimator software, and supplying Ad Sales with all necessary files.
  • Track the performance of programs against the estimates and assist in updating the forecast based on new information.
  • Service all FX Networks departments (i.e., programming, scheduling, media relations, distribution, marketing) and partner with them on their custom requests and ad hoc needs.  

Requirements:

  • Four year college degree required. Degree in finance or applied mathematics strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in television research preferred.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel. Advanced skills in Excel formulas required (e.g. lookups, text, date & time extraction, and logical functions). Must be knowledgeable and comfortable utilizing computers and learning new software.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Strong mathematical, analytical and problem-solving skills required. Must be attentive to detail, accurate with large amounts of data, and display high competence with numbers and percentages.
  • Must have solid organizational skills, with ability to change gears as priorities change.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

About FX Networks:

FX Networks is comprised of the networks FX, FXX and FXM, the video on-demand app FXNOW and the commercial-free on-demand service FX+. FX, the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel, launched in June of 1994 and is carried in 88 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series including Taboo, Legion, Snowfall, Trust, Pose, Mayans M.C. and the upcoming Y; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo, American Crime Story, FEUD, Fosse/Verdon and the upcoming Devs, Shōgun and Mrs. America; acclaimed hit comedy series including Atlanta, Baskets, Better Things, What We Do in the Shadows and the upcoming Breeders; the half-hour series Mr Inbetween; and the upcoming docuseries The Weekly with The New York Times. FX is the former home of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit drama series The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, Damages, Sons of Anarchy, Justified and The Americans. The network’s library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FXX, the newest network, launched in September 2013 and is carried in 86 million homes. Geared towards a young adult audience, the schedule features original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and the Emmy® Award winning comedy series Archer. FXX is also the exclusive cable home to The Simpsons, the longest-running comedy in TV history. FXM (formerly Fox Movie Channel) was launched in October of 1994 and is now carried in 57 million homes. Its schedule features classic films during the day (FXM Retro), contemporary box office hits and acclaimed, award-winning films, and short-form award-winning original programming in the evening.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with FX Networks, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call FX Networks.

FX Networks, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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