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ViacomCBS Director, Strategy & Content Optimization- ViacomCBS in New York, New York

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 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


ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

Job Locations US-NY-New York | US-CA-BURBANK

Brand ViacomCBS

Function Business Development/Strategy

Job Type Full-Time Staff

iCIMS ID 2020-15287