Director, Research (POP)

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Ref#: 28708
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Distribution
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: Santa Monica, CA, US

About Us:
CBS Television Distribution is the preeminent company in television syndication. CTD produces or distributes 10 first-run series and holds the largest distributed television library at 70,000 hours strong. Among CTD's critically-acclaimed programs are the #1 syndicated series Judge Judy; talk leader Dr. Phil; the #1 and #2 rated game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!; the Emmy Award-winning talk shows Rachael Ray and The Doctors; the #1 and #2 newsmagazines Entertainment Tonight and Inside Edition, along with The Insider; court show Hot Bench; and popular off-network product, including the CSI and Star Trek franchises, Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, NCIS, Criminal Minds, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, Hot in Cleveland and Undercover Boss. In addition, CTD handles the domestic television distribution of CBS News, CBS Films and Showtime. CTD is a unit of CBS Corp.
Description:
Pop is a joint venture of CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF). The partnership combines CBS’s programming, production and marketing assets with Lionsgate’s resources in motion pictures, television and digitally delivered content.  Pop’s ownership structure is comprised of the company with the #1 broadcast network and many of the top first-run syndication series (“Entertainment Tonight,” “The Insider”) and the studio that produces and distributes the blockbuster “Hunger Games,” “Twilight” and “Divergent” franchises and produces such award-winning TV series as “Mad Men” and “Orange is the New Black.”


Summary of Position: 
POP (located in PLAYA VISTA, CA) has an immediate opening for a Director of Research. This new position will be a highly valued member of the research team responsible for contributing to the management and analysis of research projects for the network. Responsibilities include:
Analyzing linear and multiplatform performance of the network and competitive landscape 
Interpreting data in an insightful way with the ability to identify meaningful stories and communicate findings 
Designing and executing presentations for internal distribution 
Interacting with other departments to ensure research findings are effectively utilized
Project management with strong attention to detail and the ability to effectively prioritize and multitask in a very fast-paced, deadline-driven environment 
Identifying and communicating industry trends

The company offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, an excellent benefits package, and a great working environment.

Qualifications:
Solid understanding of the broadcast and cable television competitive landscape
10+ years of linear research and 3+ years of multiplatform research 
Proficiency with Nielsen systems 
Excellent analytical writing and creative PowerPoint skills 
Adept at communicating both concise and detailed insights to all levels of management
Highly motivated, organized, detail oriented self-starter with strong problem-solving skills 
Ability to initiate and manage multiple projects with varying priorities and deadlines
Supervisory and team training skills a plus
Strong interest in entertainment, emerging media and technology
EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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