Full Time Job

Sr Director, Ad Sales Finance - News Group


New York, NY 08-30-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

We create world-class content, which we distribute across our portfolio of film, television, and streaming, and bring to life through our theme parks and consumer experiences. We own and operate leading entertainment and news brands, including NBC, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, Telemundo, NBC Local Stations, Bravo, USA Network, and Peacock, our premium ad-supported streaming service. We produce and distribute premier filmed entertainment and programming through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and Universal Studio Group, and have world-renowned theme parks and attractions through Universal Destinations & Experiences. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, coupled with our Corporate Social Responsibility work, is informed by our employees, audiences, park guests and the communities in which we live. We strive to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. Together, we'll continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world.

Job Description

The Sr. Director, Ad Sales Finance will be responsible for the News Group pricing & sales forecasting, revenue analysis and financial closes, with key focus on the News properties.
• Own all elements of the pricing process including:
• Work with the SVP Ad Sales Finance and planning leadership to prepare the annual operating budget, quarterly forecasts, long range plan, monthly operational reviews and other estimates and presentations as required
• Assist sales and planning leadership in setting sales strategy, pre and post air sales analysis, rate card formulation, and analyzing pricing trends and ratings
• Develop and own core reporting and analytical processes for TV revenue
• Work closely with sales and planning management to analyze and report sales risks and opportunities by identifying core drivers (e.g. ratings, price, and volume)
• Responsible for key sales finance functions including general ledger postings of actuals/accruals and maintaining high levels of controllership in the ad sales process
• Work with Strategic Planning and Sales Leadership in core sales functions:
• Inventory/capacity utilization & analysis
• Efficient analysis and forecasting
• Scatter pricing analysis (to determine maximum potential pricing)
• Client and category mix, targets and analysis
• Development of selling rate cards
• Perform ad hoc analyses on financial impact of schedule changes, program purchases, program and daypart profitability, alternative selling metrics, etc.
• Improve depth of existing reporting to provide better analytical tools for Finance, Planning and Sales teams


Basic Qualifications
• Four year degree (B.A., B.S.) in Accounting, Finance, or related field
• Minimum of 7 years of experience in financial management and analysis
• Minimum of 1 year of experience in a Director role

Eligibility Requirements
• Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
• Must be willing to work in New York, NY
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Must be 18 years or older

Desired Characteristics
• Prior Ad Sales experience
• Prior management experience is a plus
• Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
• Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
• Strong communication skills – ability to present and communicate ideas and thoughts to all levels of the organization from senior management to entry-level staff
• Accuracy and attention to detail and deadlines
• Excellent organization skills and proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
• Ability to work well under pressure

This position is eligible for company sponsored benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), paid leave, tuition reimbursement, and a variety of other discounts and perks. Learn more about the benefits offered by NBCUniversal by visiting the Benefits page of the Careers website. Salary range: $150,000-$185,000; bonus eligible

Additional Information

NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations in the US by calling 1-818-777-4107 and in the UK by calling +44 2036185726.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gpykxx-44-192-254-173-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $150,000 to $185,000 Per Year ($ USD)