Sr. Research Analyst

Job Number: R10008044
Brand: FX Networks
Job Type: Business Analysis & Research
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Job Posting Date: June 17, 2019
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OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

FX Networks

FX Networks is comprised of the networks FX, FXX and FXM, the video on-demand app FXNOW and the commercial-free on-demand service FX+. FX, the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel, launched in June of 1994 and is carried in 88 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series including Taboo, Legion, Snowfall, Trust, Pose, Mayans M.C. and the upcoming Y; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo, American Crime Story, FEUD, Fosse/Verdon and the upcoming Devs, Shōgun and Mrs. America; acclaimed hit comedy series including Atlanta, Baskets, Better Things, What We Do in the Shadows and the upcoming Breeders; the half-hour series Mr Inbetween; and the upcoming docuseries The Weekly with The New York Times. FX is the former home of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit drama series The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, Damages, Sons of Anarchy, Justified and The Americans. The network’s library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. FXX, the newest network, launched in September 2013 and is carried in 86 million homes. Geared towards a young adult audience, the schedule features original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and the Emmy® Award winning comedy series Archer. FXX is also the exclusive cable home to The Simpsons, the longest-running comedy in TV history. FXM (formerly Fox Movie Channel) was launched in October of 1994 and is now carried in 57 million homes. Its schedule features classic films during the day (FXM Retro), contemporary box office hits and acclaimed, award-winning films, and short-form award-winning original programming in the evening.

JOB DESCRIPTION

FX Networks is seeking a Senior Research Analyst to support senior executives utilizing data to analyze the performance of our own on-air and competitive cable network programs, and assist with modeling ad sales estimates. The successful candidate will utilize his/her analytical skills to both assess ratings trends of basic and pay cable television networks and provide written reports and supporting data sets to all departments across the organization.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze the ratings trajectory of FX Networks and key competitive cable networks to determine each network’s strengths and weaknesses, and how any shifts in programming strategy are impacting their overall performance.
  • Track the performance of all scripted programs on cable and significant shows on broadcast.
  • Assist with modeling ad sales estimates for FX Networks.
  • Service all FX Networks departments (i.e., programming, scheduling, media relations, distribution, marketing) and partner with them on their custom requests and ad hoc needs.  

Requirements:

  • Bachelor in Finance, Accounting, or Mathematics/Statistics with proficiency in Excel preferred.  If candidate has superior skills in Excel and Data Analysis, a Bachelor’s degree is not required.
  • Minimum two years of experience preferred.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel. Advanced skills in Excel formulas required (e.g. lookups, text, date & time extraction, and logical functions). VBA skills a plus.  Must be knowledgeable and comfortable utilizing computers and learning new software.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills required. Must be attentive to detail, accurate with large amounts of data, and display high competence with numbers and percentages.
  • Must have solid organizational skills, with ability to change gears as priorities change.

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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