Director, Business Strategy

Job Number: R10008953
Brand: FX Networks
Job Type: Finance / Accounting
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Job Posting Date: July 12, 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 Director, Business Strategy, who will primarily work in a project driven capacity and will serve an integral role within the FX Finance team, creating models and performing analyses around talent term deals, original programming costs, back-end profit participations, ancillary revenue streams, content windowing and more. This position will work cross-functionally with FX leadership as well as shared groups within Walt Disney Television.

Responsibilities:

  • Drive internal analysis including financial modeling and scenario testing on behalf of FX on project topics including talent term deals, original programming costs, back-end profit participations, ancillary revenue streams and content windowing.
  • Create insightful and professional presentations that summarize analysis and can be circulated to senior management across TWDC. Compile post-mortem analysis to determine areas for optimization and improvement.
  • Work closely with Business Affairs leadership, providing a Finance resource capable of interpreting, modeling and presenting deals from a financial perspective, including showing all iterations of negotiations.
  • Serve as business resource for the ideation and presentation of ad hoc ideas that emanate from FX senior leadership in order to ultimately demonstrate findings of analyses in a logical, concise, consistent and professional manner.
  • Serve as primary contact for WDTV business development and corporate development opportunities.

Requirements:

  • MBA with 5+ years’ experience in strategic planning, management consulting, business development or investment banking, ideally in the entertainment industry required.
  • Must have a solid understanding of the television and/or media markets/ business models.
  • Must have outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to author and deliver presentations.
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills, including significant financial modeling experience.
  • Must have an advanced-level proficiency in Microsoft Excel and MS Office.
  • Meticulous attention to detail is a must.
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize with minimal supervision.

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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