The Corporate Strategy Analyst role is responsible for supporting the team on long-term strategic planning and key initiatives across ESPN. The role requires a baseline understanding of the sports / media ecosystem, quantitative and qualitative research skills, rudimentary financial analysis, and an ability to learn quickly.
Support team on key strategic initiatives for ESPN and work on actionable industry insights for the company
Collaborate with key stakeholders across the company in the analytical process
Assist in preparation of communications both to and for senior executives, often based on complex strategic analysis and financial modeling
Perform research, financial modeling and analysis to inform business decisions
Crystalize key insights from data and communicate complex analyses in an efficient and effective manner to a variety of internal audiences across departments and functions
Understand trends in the industry and help develop points of view on potential business impacts to be shared throughout the company
Works with internal colleagues across a diverse range of stakeholders across ESPN and DMED including Product, Editorial, Ad Sales, Finance, Legal, Research, Affiliate, Ad Sales, and Business Affairs on key strategic initiatives and priorities
Basic Qualifications :
Strong proficiency with PowerPoint and Excel
Preference for solid written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills, with the ability to present to and interface with colleagues across all levels and lines of business
Understands the competitive landscape and current competitive trends in the media industry. Ability to forecast future trends
A minimum of 2 years of strategy, analytical business development and/or financial experience preferred
A minimum of 1 year of experience in strategy at a television programming company / sports league, a consulting firm or investment bank
ESPN, Inc., The Worldwide Leader in Sports, is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities.