ION Media Networks, Inc.

  • Distribution Relations, Analyst

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/9/2019 4:19 PM)
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  • Overview

    The Distribution Analyst is responsible for providing financial & analytical support to the Distribution team. This individual  will work closely with the Director, Distribution Analytics and the distribution team and develop an in-depth understanding of systems, processes and data. The individual will then use this knowledge to collect and assimilate data and create, reports, dashboards, and actionable analytics & solutions that will help solve challenging business problems within the distribution department.


    Your responsibilities can be broadly classified into these categories:

    • Development of Distribution analytics/finance tools.
    • Creation and maintenance of large data sets and tools to enable distribution and financial analysis and automate reporting and processes

    Detailed Responsibilities:

    • Responsible for maintaining the weekly distribution tracker, which is updated from distribution team information, as well as third-party databases to provide a global/overall view of distribution of ION Networks by MVPDS, Broadcast O&O and broadcast affiliations.  
    • Apply proficiency in quantitative analysis.
    • Compile, maintain, and update multiple data sources that inform a centralized model used for internal distribution reporting.
    • Provide analyses related to affiliate sales initiatives in order to understand opportunities across markets.
    • Liaise with accounts receivable to manage subscriber reporting and billing.
    • Assist in monitoring the compliance of MVPD contracts.
    • Research and analyze industry trends and their impact on the business.
    • Perform ad hoc research requests, analyses, and reporting in support of distribution initiatives.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, or related field. 
    • Analytics experience at an MVPD or in cable distribution for a content provider.
    • 1-2 years related experience such as analyzing data and/or building analytical models. 
    • Solid expertise using Microsoft Excel and other analytical tools.  
    • Use of mapping tools using Microsoft Excel or other software a plus.
    • Demonstrate a systematic approach towards collecting data from various sources.
    • Strong analytical, mathematical, problem solving and time management skills.
    • Diligent, diplomatic with a positive, go-getter attitude.


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