ION Media Networks, Inc.

  • Distribution Analytics, Director

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 4 months ago(8/8/2019 1:27 PM)
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  • Overview

    The ideal candidate for this position should have experience in financial analysis, preferably MVPD or Broadcast distribution analysis.  Candidate must be an expert in maintaining large and complex datasets, using data to analyze issues relevant to ION Distribution, and presenting data and analysis in clear and relevant ways to decision makers.


    • Perform various ROI analysis for the distribution team.  New launch analysis, Deal Structure analysis, ROI by distributor, DMA and Station.  Marketing initiative ROI analysis.
    • Work with ION Senior Executives to provide timely and thoughtful advice on potential financial implications (risks, opportunities and alternatives), issues and consequences related to the distribution of ION Networks and other strategic initiatives.
    • Work closely with both the Broadcast and MVPD Distribution teams and support them on deal negotiations.
    • Oversee the analytics team to ensure the updating and distribution of all key metrics related to paid and unpaid distribution. 
    • Provide financial analysis on possible broadcast acquisition scenarios.
    • Liaise with Operations, Research and Accounting teams on data needs.
    • Provide reporting to finance and others as required. 
    • Review and approve invoices from distributors to ensure proper and timely payments.
    • Utilizing several datasets, be able to combine distribution household data with ratings and other third party databases in order to create financial models and understand risks and opportunities.


    • Minimum 5 years of experience in distribution, finance and strategy or other relevant subject matter expertise.
    • Knowledge of broadcasting and cable television industries.
    • Strategic and analytical leader. 
    • Strong business acumen of deal economics and structure, MFNs, and retransmission consent.
    • Strategist with the ability to analyze and present distribution and deal models to the executive team.


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