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The Walt Disney Company Manager - Research in Burbank, California

Job Summary:

The Walt Disney Company's Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) is a new, global business segment for The Walt Disney Company with the mission of providing consumers around the world access to the content they want most, on the latest platforms, at a time of rapidly-evolving consumer habits. Combining the Company's direct-to-consumer streaming services – ESPN+, the Disney+ streaming service and its ownership stake in Hulu -- alongside Disney's international media businesses, DMED aligns cutting-edge technology with world-class content and beloved brands to expand the Company's global footprint and deliver highly-personalized entertainment experiences to diverse consumers around the world.

Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution, a division of The Walt Disney Company, is looking for a qualified individual responsible for performance and audience analysis in support of Disney Television Studios properties. This person will report to the Sr. Manager of Research, and will support a variety of internal and external needs.


  • Analyze DTS performance on a daily basis and collaborate with other research groups in order to report a full picture view of how a show performs within its ecosystem and larger landscape.

  • Analyze and understand the rapidly changing competitive landscape to inform how viewers watch video content to support marketing, current, business affairs and a variety of other groups across DTS (20th Television/ABC Signature Studios).

  • Develop insights into the performance of content across all platforms (including linear, multiplatform and SVOD) through the DTS lens.

  • Develop a strong understanding of the studio environment and position DTS in its competitive environment accordingly.

  • Responsible for the production, distribution and quality control of key studio focused reports such as audit rankers, studio counts, series rankers as well as regular based studio reporting.

  • Collaborate with the larger ratings team to support shared reporting (SVOD measurement tracking, program insights, etc).

  • Work independently on projects, fielding as hoc requests with little guidance

  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously independently or collaboratively across the research team

  • Responsible for training and project management/daily tasks of analysts/contractors/interns as needed

Basic Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate would have a passion for all forms of television. Knowledge of the larger television landscape is a plus.

  • At least 5 years’ experience in media research

  • Experience and understanding of content and familiarity with media and television businesses, including digital platforms.

  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication.  Ability to communicate complex ideas, stories, and data sets graphically and accessibly to a variety of business partners and stakeholders

  • Ability to be flexible, adapting to changing priorities and able to juggle multiple projects at once

  • A strong team player, able to collaborate easily across teams

  • Enthusiasm and curiosity for solving problems and answering challenging questions, while maintaining superior attention to detail and accuracy

  • Desire to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Self-Starter, pro-active in approach, detail orientated; looks for solutions and information in creative ways

  • Respectful, friendly and approachable with a positive outlook and attitude

  • An advanced knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Nielsen software. Tableau or experience with other data visualization tools is a plus. SQL or Python also a plus.

  • Prior experience in linear or multiplatform research is preferred, along with related TV and/or digital fields

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree

Job ID: 788572BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution

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