Temporary Research Analyst - Smithsonian Channel

Ref#: 28023
CBS Business Unit: Smithsonian Networks
Job Type: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About Us:

Smithsonian Channel™, owned by Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution, is where curiosity lives, inspiration strikes and wonders never cease. This is the place for awe-inspiring stories, powerful documentaries and amazing entertainment across multiple platforms. Smithsonian Channel combines the storytelling prowess of SHOWTIME® with the unmatched resources and rich traditions of the Smithsonian, to create award-winning programming that shines new light on popular genres such as air and space, history, science, nature, and pop culture. Among the network’s offerings are series including Aerial AmericaMillion Dollar American PrincessesPolar Bear Town, The Weapon Hunter, The Lost Tapes, Mighty Ships, Mighty Planes and Air Disasters, as well as critically-acclaimed specials that include Building Star Trek, The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima, MLK: The Assassination Tapes and The Day Kennedy Died. Smithsonian Networks also operates Smithsonian Earth™, through SN Digital LLC., a new subscription video streaming service delivering spectacular original nature and wildlife content. To learn more, go to www.smithsonianchannel.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


The Temporary Research Analyst will be responsible for research reporting and analysis for Smithsonian Channel
Specifically, you will: 
  • Prepare ratings summary reports for internal distribution
  • Provide research support to various departments across the company
  • Assist in development of weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual ratings summary reports and analysis highlighting key trends
  • Prepare viewership demographic reports and analysis
  • Create custom research reports and analysis as needed to support various departments

  • 0-1 years of relevant research experience in the television industry (research internship experience acceptable)
  • Some knowledge of Nielsen TV ratings data
  • Passion for television and quantitative work
  • Expertise in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Ability to think strategically to develop insightful reports
  • Strong attention to detail and number accuracy
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to work under pressure w/ multiple projects, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to be self-motivated

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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