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Financial Analyst, Content Strategy

33761

New York, NY, US, 10016

Finance/Accounting
New York
Full-Time
Hybrid

Paramount Global (NASDAQ: PARA, PARAA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic studios, networks and streaming services, Paramount's portfolio of consumer brands includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. Paramount 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, the company provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions.

 

We are an enthusiastic group helping to lead the future of media and technology by providing Financial Planning support to all of CBS Interactive!

CBS Interactive is looking for a Financial Analyst to join their Financial Planning & Analysis team in New York, NY!

The Financial Analyst will support the Entertainment division of CBS Interactive and will focus primarily on Paramount+, our premium subscription product, which houses content from CBS, BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Smithsonian Channel, TV Land, VH1, Paramount Pictures and other sports programming as well as original streaming content.

Much of the Analyst’s time will be dedicated to the valuation of existing content in the service as well as valuing content procurement opportunities, ranging from original series to live sports to movies. This role is focused on content strategy, therefore it will be modeling intensive and require an independent and creative thinker. Attention to detail is significant as analyses help inform long-term digital strategy.

This position offers the right candidate an excellent opportunity within a successful and growing global media organization. It will provide wide ranging exposure to the evolving interactive content industry while working within the broader media umbrella of Paramount.


OVERVIEW AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for creating and maintaining complex financial models to support the budgeting, forecasting and expansion of Paramount+.
  •  Assist in maintaining show production budgets as they pertain to existing and planned original series, such as Star Trek Discovery and The Good Fight.
  • Build and update Paramount+ original series “greenlight” models in an effort to scope the value of specific content on the service.
  • Work with internal business partners (Data Insights Group, Marketing, Entertainment Paramount+ Development/Content & Strategy, Studios) to model new Paramount+ expansion opportunities, including live sports, kid’s content, and movies.
  • Handle detailed expense and revenue budgets for digital content housed on Paramount+, including Rights & Participations and Marketing budgets.
  • Ad hoc requests and analyses will be frequent


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  •  Minimum of 2 +years experience in FP&A, finance or equivalent quantitative roles


ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS 

  • High level of proficiency in Excel, experience in preparing complex financial models and manipulating large datasets
  • Strong communicator with the ability to moderate based on audience and demonstrate an ability to partner with a range of cross functional partners
  • Experience in a highly analytical environment
  • Strong work ethic and an acute attention to detail required
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately on multiple projects concurrently
  • Finance/Economics/Mathematics/Accounting major preferred
  • Rigorous modeling experience
  • Prior experience in digital streaming is helpful

 

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

 

At Paramount, 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. Paramount 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.

 

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Paramount believes in creating environments that allow our primary focus to remain on providing entertainment, education and information to our millions of viewers around the world. As part of this commitment to health and safety, Paramount requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees, subject to applicable law. Union employees are subject to the agreement reached between the Company and the applicable Union.


Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City