Full Time Job

Director, Strategy & Content Optimization


Burbank, CA 01-30-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Overview and Responsibilities

The Strategy & Content Optimization team at ViacomCBS (VCBS) leverages business analysis and data science to inform decision-making relating to the windowing, distribution and development of the company's content. With access to extensive data sets across linear TV channels and free and paid streaming services including Paramount+ and Pluto, the group develops insights on content performance and value to help senior executives make key content and windowing-related decisions. We are seeking a strategic-minded critical thinker to join this team as a Director. We are open to location on the East or West Coast.

Key Responsibilities :
• Frame business problems, working with key stakeholders across ViacomCBS business and commercial units
• Work collaboratively with data science teams to set business analysis priorities and partner with them to develop the optimal approach
• Interpret insights from data science models to inform business decisions; share findings via presentations and dashboards
• Gather input on critical decisions that need to be informed by data from a range of stakeholders across VCBS
• Help guide strategy for data/analytics systems and tools from POC phase to implementation; collaborate with data scientists to assess data quality and drive improvements
• Carry out ad hoc descriptive and initial predictive analyses of content, viewership and financial datasets to answer ad hoc questions supporting specific business decisions
• Identify strategic sources of data internally and work through the necessary steps with business, technology and legal teams to facilitate data access; communicate process enhancements that could allow better data capture; identify externally valuable data providers and help structure partnerships to acquire data

Basic Qualifications
• 4+ years of working experience in a strategy consulting, corporate strategic planning, data science or analytics role
• Experience with a leading streaming media service strongly preferred
• BA/BS degree; from top university/college and MBA strongly preferred

Additional Qualifications
• Experience with applying analytics to content development, distribution and viewership with a focus on streaming
• Facility with audience and financial data analysis, and ideally familiarity with approaches to analyzing customer behavior, acquisition, retention and lifetime value for subscription services
• Strong skills in creating impactful, executive-level written and visual materials that facilitate senior-level decision-making on complex topics
• Comfort communicating with senior business leaders across functions, including the ability to crisply articulate quantitative insights and refine plans and objectives collaboratively
• Ability to proactively prioritize and manage multiple projects with tight deadlines
• Highly collaborative, solutions-oriented team player


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