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Senior Financial Analyst, Content Strategy & Finance

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10083969 Location Santa Monica, California, United States Business Disney Entertainment Date posted Apr. 18, 2024

Job Summary:

Disney Streaming

Featuring a portfolio of top-tier streaming services including Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+, and Hotstar, Disney DTC is the premium entertainment destination that connects viewers to the great stories of The Walt Disney Company and more. We’re looking for talented team-player specialists with an entrepreneurial spirit, who thrive upon the incomparable legacy of our company yet embrace unconventional thinking, and who are passionate about contributing to The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer experience through strategic hard-work and determination.

Job Summary:

Disney Streaming’s team is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst, Content Strategy & Finance who will be an exceptional addition to a high-performing group. In this role, you will develop an integrated understanding of the content portfolio and formulate strategic recommendations using key performance and economic measurements. The right person for this role has demonstrated experience supporting and driving decisions based on exceptional analytical skills, is an outstanding communicator, and can creatively solve problems with a strong bias towards action. If you are seeking a role where you will help shape decision-making across a highly successful, fast growing streaming company, then this is a great role for you! 

What You'll Do

  • Structure sophisticated and dynamic models to synthesize large datasets, extract insights, and ultimately support content decision-making

  • Establish comprehensive understanding of Disney+ and Hulu's content portfolios, slates, performance metrics, and economics to identify opportunities for growth and/or optimization

  • Support cross-functional projects with the broader Content and Finance organizations, Data & Analytics, and Controllership to drive strategic content initiatives forward, inform investments, and assess overall financial performance & implications

  • Prepare executive-ready presentations that surface impactful and actionable recommendations to senior management in thoughtful and succinct manners

  • Tackle ad hoc analyses with a quantitative and analytical approach while ensuring accuracy and integrity

  • Leverage strategic frameworks or pinpoint methodologies to help answer business questions from key stakeholders

  • Stay on top of industry trends and latest events with content partners

Responsibilities and Duties of the Role:

  • Identify gaps or needs across the Content, Finance, and Controllership organizations to provide solutions / recommendations that optimize the Disney+ and Hulu content portfolios, investments, and/or financial implications via deep-dive strategic analyses

  • Synthesize complex datasets to extract insights / trends across performance metrics and formulate key takeaways for stakeholders to utilize in decision-making or answer business questions

  • Develop various ad hoc analyses / content presentations for executive-level audiences that highlight strategic trade-offs along with insightful economic analyses

  • Partner with Disney+ and Hulu Content Finance teams to provide inputs and assumptions that inform the Long Range Plan and Budget/Forecast

Required Education, Experience/Skills/Training:

  • 3-5 years of professional experience in a consulting firm, investment bank, strategy role or other highly analytical work environment

  • Bachelor’s in Business, Finance, Economics, Engineering or another quantitative field

  • Exceptional quantitative & analytical abilities and mastery of MS Excel and PowerPoint

  • Attentive to details while also keeping perspective on the bigger picture

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact across all levels

  • Proactive and comfortable with problem-solving / navigating through ambiguity

  • Ability to multi-task in a dynamic and fast-paced environment

  • Strong work ethic with the ability to deliver analyses under tight deadlines during critical periods

  • Highly collaborative with a team-first attitude

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in media / TV

  • Passionate consumer of content

The hiring range for this position in California] is $101,790 to $124,410 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 Entertainment:

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

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 that includes three core business segments: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, and Disney Experiences. 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 DTC LLC, which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment.

Disney DTC LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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