Business Analyst, Content & Programming - Pluto TV
Posted on Indeed on Feb 08, 2021

About The Brand

ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CBS All Access, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.

Overview and Responsibilities

The Business Analyst, Content & Programming will contribute immediately towards optimizing the growth and performance of our content partnerships and new/ongoing pivotal initiatives. This role is part of the Financial Planning & Analysis team and will be part of the finance business partner to the Content Strategy and Global Partnerships organization.
The role will contribute directly to the preparation of time-sensitive reporting and analysis of internally generated content data. This role will report to the Manager, FP&A.

Responsibilities Include:

This is a meaningful role to our team with a wide range of responsibilities, including the following:
  • Reporting and Dashboards: Augmenting existing revenue reporting processes to ensure accurate and timely partner reporting. Collaborating with the Business Intelligence and FP&A teams to craft, improve and manage revenue dashboards, monitor business performance, analyze business drivers, and provide meaningful insights and visualization of important metrics.
  • Revenue Forecasts: Working with Content Partner account leads to handle priority accounts and to run revenue forecast models against existing business. Additionally, developing financial modeling forecasts for new, prospective content partners using internal metrics to support.
  • Financial Analysis: Developing business models, forecasts, and recommendations based on findings. Providing detailed monthly and quarterly financial overviews to management. Participating and supporting in delivering results and presentations to partners.
  • Content Operations Costs: Collaborating with Content Operations to develop a seamless process to track, summarize and recoup overage costs, track expenses and payouts, and assist the content organization with their day-to-day financial operations including purchase orders.
  • Business Planning: Generating recurring financial and KPI forecasts for each partner based on context, analyzing progress toward KPI targets, and making recommendations to senior and executive leadership on meeting or exceeding targets based on the Operating Plan. This will require working closely with Content Partnership Leads and FP&A.
  • Ad Hoc Analysis: Sourcing and manipulating large data sets of content partner usage and revenue performance to create clear and actionable analysis for internal review and rapid decision making

Basic Qualifications

We believe the right individual will have the following skills and experience in order to be successful in the role:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2+ years of work experience in a Finance role. Experience in media, entertainment, and/or technology a plus.

Additional Qualifications

  • Prior experience with data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau)
  • Prior experience with Alteryx
  • Basic SQL proficiency (is a plus)
  • Advanced Microsoft Office suite skills, particularly Excel and Powerpoint
  • Exceptional financial modeling and analytical skills
  • A willingness and quick ability to learn new software
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills - be able to handle and synthesize large datasets to deliver critical insights in an easy-to-digest format for management and external partners
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Business Model development and Forecasting abilities
  • Strong written & verbal communication skills particularly with external partners or clients


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