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Director, Strategy & Business Development - Entertainment Group

New York City, NY, USA | Leading Media / Entertainment Company

  • Industry:
    Media / Entertainment
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Business Development
    General Management
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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Comedy Central, Paramount Network, and TV Land are leading brands in the U.S. entertainment landscape and together they comprise Leading Media / Entertainment Company Media Networks’ “Entertainment Group”. The Entertainment Group Strategy & Business Development department ("SBD") helps lead the identification and execution of a variety of near-term and long-term priorities:

The SBD partners with the broader Entertainment Group executive team to identify a strategic path for each brand to create competitive advantages toward sustained revenue and operating income growth.

The SBD works in cross-functional teams with the leadership of the talent & development, marketing and creative, programming, digital studio, and research departments to achieve near-term Entertainment Group business goals.

The SBD oversees the exploitation of the Entertainment Group’s content library to drive sustained revenue and operating income growth.

The SBD partners with stakeholders to grow Comedy Central Now, an SVOD service.

The SBD is the primary contact point for Entertainment Group business development and corporate development opportunities.

The SBD works with stakeholders to identify, develop, and launch new business opportunities for each brand within the Entertainment Group.

The SBD serves as a key contact for the centralized Leading Media / Entertainment Company Media Networks departments (Distribution Business Development, Marketing & Partner Solutions, Enterprises, Consumer Products) and the Corporate Strategy & Innovation council.

The role will reside in Leading Media / Entertainment Company’s Hudson Square office.

Director, Strategy & Business Development 

The Director will primarily work in a project driven capacity to support the SBD. The Director will be expected to work in a self-led way to use data and analysis to develop recommendations for the SBD and for the Entertainment Group’s leadership.

Specific responsibilities include:

Creating insightful presentations that summarize analysis and then presenting them to Entertainment Group executives to influence decision-making.

Preparing analyses to support the exploitation of our content library across multiple platforms.

Monitoring and forecasting Comedy Central Now subscriber acquisition and retention to support programming and marketing decisions.

Conducting market research, tracking and compiling industry trends and competitive analysis.

Basic Qualifications

BA/BS degree from top university/college

5+ years of overall work experience

Investment banking or strategy consulting work experienced required

Additional Qualifications

Exposure to media/entertainment or related fields required

Love for television and content

MBA preferred

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