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Sr. Analyst, ESPN+ Content Acquisition

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10002287 Location New York, New York, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Oct. 04, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

Job Overview

The Walt Disney Company's Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) is a new, global business segment for The Walt Disney Company that is responsible for all monetization of content—both distribution and ad sales—and oversees the operations of the Company’s streaming services, including Disney+ (including Star and Disney+ Hotstar internationally), Hulu, and ESPN+ and domestic broadcast and cable television networks. DMED brings together the Company’s best-in-class product, technology, and commercialization teams together into one global organization, with the goal of expanding the footprint of Disney’s world-class content and beloved brands and delivering highly-personalized entertainment experiences to diverse consumers around the world.  DMED works in close collaboration with Disney’s Studio, General Entertainment, and Sports content creation teams on programming and marketing for the streaming services and networks.

DMED is seeking a Senior Analyst that will play a key role in supporting the Direct to Consumer Business, focused on ESPN+, the first-ever multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service. He/She will be responsible for compiling subscriber forecasts as well as distilling business trends and performance indicators into financial forecasts with a high degree of focus on subscriber metrics.

Forecasts and reporting will aim to provide operational teams and executive management a snapshot into expected financial performance, but will also serve as the basis for ad hoc scenario analysis. Ad hoc analysis will be key in understanding sensitivities around performance and will provide rapid insight into the financial backing of business developments. Successful analysis will also require collaboration across multiple cross-functional teams, as well synthesizing insights from data to identify the appropriate narrative for both financial and non-financial audiences.

The pace and cadence for change at DSS necessitates an ability to manage multiple projects, collaborate with multiple stakeholders, and roll up sleeves to support this important segment of the Disney business.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain and enhance ESPN+ financial planning model with focus on key underlying subscription and marketing metrics

  • Develop financial models to support new business cases, customer and content acquisitions, and marketing initiatives

  • Develop financial models to support new business cases, customer and content acquisitions, and marketing initiatives

  • Establish content performance reporting and analysis framework and collaborate with Programming to optimize content investment strategy

  • Maintain a strong understanding of operating performance (e.g. KPIs, subscribers), major deals and transactions, issues and challenges facing the businesses, and relevant trends in the streaming business

  • Conduct research and analysis into issues and questions raised by leadership to inform decision-making

  • Develop impactful, compelling presentation materials (decks, notes, write-ups, backup materials, etc.) that effectively communicates financial projections, drivers, business performance, risks and opportunities to leadership

Basic Qualifications

  • 2+ years of relevant finance/strategy experience in media, direct-to-consumer subscription, management/strategy consulting, investment banking or similar fields

  • Expert Excel skills; extensive experience building operating models and analyzing large data sets

  • Excellent communication and PowerPoint skills; ability to distill complex analyses into structured outputs and present to all levels of management

  • Deliverable-focused, strong work ethic, able to prioritize, and resolve an array of issues simultaneously

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the video streaming industry a plus

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree

The hiring range for this position in New York is $ 101,926 to $ 136,730 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 Disney Streaming Services LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

Disney Streaming Services 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.

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