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Viacom Inc Manager, Strategy & Business Development - Viacom in New York, New York

Overview and Responsibilities

Comedy Central, Paramount Network, and TV Land are leading brands in the U.S. entertainment landscape and together they comprise Viacom Media Networks’ “Entertainment Group”. The Entertainment Group Strategy & Business Development department ("SBD") helps lead the identification and execution of a variety of near-term and long-term priorities:

  • The SBD partners with the broader Entertainment Group executive team to identify a strategic path for each brand to create competitive advantages toward sustained revenue and operating income growth.

  • The SBD works in cross-functional teams with the leadership of the talent & development, marketing and creative, programming, digital studio, and research departments to achieve near-term Entertainment Group business goals.

  • The SBD oversees the exploitation of the Entertainment Group’s content library to drive sustained revenue and operating income growth.

  • The SBD partners with stakeholders to grow Comedy Central Now, an SVOD service.

  • The SBD is the primary contact point for Entertainment Group business development and corporate development opportunities.

  • The SBD works with stakeholders to identify, develop, and launch new business opportunities for each brand within the Entertainment Group.

  • The SBD serves as a key contact for the centralized Viacom Media Networks departments (Distribution Business Development, Marketing & Partner Solutions, Enterprises, Consumer Products) and the Corporate Strategy & Innovation council.

The role will reside in Viacom’s Hudson Square office.

Manager, Strategy & Business Developmentwill primarily work in a project driven capacity to support the SBD. The Manager will be expected to work in a self-led way to use data and analysis to develop recommendations for the SBD and for the Entertainment Group’s leadership.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Creating insightful presentations that summarize analysis and then presenting them to Entertainment Group executives to influence decision-making.

  • Preparing analyses to support the exploitation of our content library across multiple platforms.

  • Monitoring and forecasting Comedy Central Now subscriber acquisition and retention to support programming and marketing decisions.

  • Conducting market research, tracking and compiling industry trends and competitive analysis.

Basic Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree from top university/college

  • 2-3 years of overall work experience in investment banking, strategy consulting, or in strategy or corporate development function at a media or internet company required

  • Exposure to media/entertainment or related fields required

Additional Qualifications

  • Project management experience with cross-functional teams

  • Strong analytical capabilities

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

  • Team player

  • Intellectually curious

  • Experience with paid subscription products

  • Love for television and content


We’re an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

At Viacom, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Viacom is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.


Job LocationsUS-NY-New York

iCIMS ID2019-12356