Director, Strategy

Job Number: R10008673
Brand: 20th Century Fox Television
Job Type: Finance / Accounting, Strategy & Business Development
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Job Posting Date: June 12, 2019
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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Disney Television Studios (DTS) is an industry leading combination of 3 prolific suppliers of television content – 20th Century Fox Television, ABC Studios and Fox 21 Television Studios.  DTS programs over 70 series across more than 15 broadcast, cable, and streaming platforms, including long-running and acclaimed series: The Simpsons, This Is Us, Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, Homeland, Family Guy, and American Crime Story.

The Director of Strategy will play a leadership role in driving financial analyses, content and talent valuations, strategic planning, and various operational and growth initiatives.  The role will span all Disney Television Studios business units, but primarily support 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios. 

The individual will collaborate closely with executives throughout the organization and act as a lead contact for 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios Strategy & Finance efforts.  A successful candidate will possess a strong combination of hard and soft skills

Responsibilities

  • Lead deal analyses and modeling around content strategy, talent valuations, and licensing structures across various platforms (Broadcast, Cable, and OTT)
  • Advise leadership on the financial impact of strategic decisions, evolving  business models, and special projects
  • Build and drive the Long Range Plan for 20th Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios
  • Support DTS divisions in the Annual Operating Plan process, largely through the creation of management presentations
  • Identify and highlight financial and operating drivers to management
  • Develop relationships and partner with stakeholders from within the studio business (Business Affairs, Accounting, Production Finance, Production, Creative) as well as, across the Disney organization (WDT Strategy and Planning)
  • Independently manage ad-hoc projects from end-to-end and develop effective, compelling presentations for senior-level executives
  • Help develop and mentor a small team

Qualifications

  • 10+ years of progressive work experience in a dynamic and fast-paced organization; minimum 5 years in media and entertainment, finance, strategy, strategic planning, consulting, and/or investment banking
  • Hands-on, team player with the ability to both work independently as well as in a highly collaborative environment
  • Ability to thrive under pressure, work with ambiguity and complexity, manage competing priorities - often with minimal direction
  • Ability to interface and build relationships with diverse stakeholders at all levels of the organization
  • Willingness to be flexible and adaptable as the business need changes
  • Strong knowledge of the media landscape
  • Genuine interest in Television a plus

Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Business, or analytical discipline
  • MBA required

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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