Full Time Job

Senior Forecasting Analyst


Burbank, CA 02-15-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Senior Forecasting Analyst (Disney Entertainment)

Are you a data enthusiast with a natural curiosity for solving problems? As part of the Entertainment Forecasting team, we sit at the intersection of business analytics and strategy by forecasting viewership across Primetime, Cable, News and Syndicated platforms and currencies (i.e. linear and digital). This provides our business with targets in support of monetization, strategic consultation around programming, new measurement, and risk planning. The team works across many stakeholders, providing a unique view of the business.

As the Senior Analyst of Forecasting on the Disney Entertainment (DE) Research, Data & Insights – Forecasting & Analytics team, you will aid in the creation of strategic linear forecasts across ABC and the cable networks.

This includes tracking and estimating Nielsen viewership across the TV landscape, as well as evaluating measurement methodology changes and alternative currencies to help make decisions across multiple teams including sales, finance, and scheduling.

Learning new skillsets is a plus in this fast-changing media landscape. As the Senior Analyst you will be exposed to numerous strategic projects that will help navigate the linear and overall Disney Media business.

• Team Player/Leadership: Looking for an individual who will take ownership of their work and be able to work well in a group environment as well as train and share knowledge with team members
• Deep-Dive Analysis: Analyze Linear trends, evaluate methodology changes and alternative currencies in order to estimate their impact on the Disney Media business
• Forecasting/Modeling: Collaborate with analytics teams to align internal forecasts with machine learning as well as building more accuracy and scenario planning forecasts
• Partnership: Partner with key executives of the business including finance, sales and scheduling
• Data Quality: Evaluate methodology changes by Nielsen (i.e. Big Data) and other providers to alert key stakeholders on potential trend changes.
• Operations: Analyze content consumption and viewership for multiple networks while also focusing on in-season scenario planning and landscape forecasts

• 2+ years of related work experience.
• Knowledge of Nielsen software including NPOWER and NNTV, as well current Linear landscape changes and shifting of programs.
• Other software experience includes Excel, Word, and Power point.

• Knowledge of Tableau

• Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

The hiring range for this position in Los Angeles, CA is $75,200 to $103,400 per year and in New York City, NY is $75,200 to $103,400 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 Television:

Disney Entertainment Television is a collection of renowned content brands at The Walt Disney Company creating original entertainment and news programming for the company's streaming platforms Disney+, Hulu and Star, and its broadcast and cable networks. Its extensive portfolio is comprised of ABC Entertainment, ABC News, ABC Owned Television Stations, Disney Branded Television, Freeform, FX, Hulu Originals, National Geographic Content and Onyx Collective, in addition to Disney Television Studios, which include 20th Television, 20th Television Animation, ABC Signature and Walt Disney Television Alternative. Responsible for over 4,500 hours of programming a year across more than 300 programs of all genres, Disney Entertainment Television's creative brands are at the forefront of groundbreaking storytelling, captivating audiences and generating critical acclaim. In 2023, Disney Entertainment Television's programming excellence earned 163 Emmy® nominations across daytime, primetime, news & documentary, and children's & family categories.

This position is with American Broadcasting Companies, Inc., which is part of a business we call Disney Entertainment Television.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d2bje7-3-234-244-181-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $75,200 to $103,400 Per Year ($ USD)