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Freelance Planning Analyst/Media Experience!!!

Fox Corporation, New York, NY USA

We produce and distribute content through some of the world’s leading and most valued brands

Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Duration: Freelance


FOX Ad Sales is looking for a Freelance Planning Analyst to join their team in New York, NY. FOX is in the process of re-engineering its Ad Sales, Commercial Operations, Promo Scheduling, and Billing operations, specifically to consolidate all broadcast & cable channels onto a single technology platform and streamline business processes across the enterprise. To support this initiative, FOX is forming an elite team of experienced Planning Analysts that can foster this transition, specifically to support channel-specific sales staff in building client proposals, administering existing deals, and ultimately ensuring business continuity across the sales life cycle. As the Freelance Planning Analyst, you will execute vendor product test cycles to ensure adherence to FOX’s processes and act as a liaison with existing Planner/Assistant teams to provide vendor product support, solicit ongoing feedback, and identify opportunities for process/system change.

A SNAPSHOT OF RESPONSIBILITIES

Channel Transition

  • Learn vendor product functionality and roadmap; communicate product features and process workarounds to peers on existing Planner/Assistant teams
  • Leverage planning experience to execute test scripts against vendor product. Identify/communicate issues with Technology partners and vendor. Iterate on test cycles and sign-off when resolved
  • During the transition period, support existing Planner/Assistant teams on day-to-day activities; leverage understanding of current state environment (legacy system) to "bridge" users to the future state (new vendor product)
  • Identify/capture new enhancement requests and recommended process changes; communicate to Ad Sales and Program Leadership for review and approval
  • Provide onsite hyper-care support to existing Planner/Assistant teams (answer questions, coordinate tech follow-ups, log issues, etc.)
  • Support existing team on all plan-building/maintenance activities so as to not impact customer service during the transition period

Planning

  • Manually re-build client proposals into new vendor product for each channel transition
  • Build/revise Upfront and Scatter client proposals, and partner with Sales Leadership to meet agency/client requirements to build the optimal plan
  • Partner with Pricing & Planning and Commercial Operations to maintain all existing deals, manage preemptions and programming changes, prepare deal memos and handle all ongoing maintenance activities
  • Partner with the Pricing & Planning teams to ensure adherence to inventory availability and appropriate deal approvals
  • Provide recommendations, and ultimately enforce, existing and/or revised policies and procedures throughout the system transition
  • Understand channel-specific operations & anomalies

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

  • Minimum 6 months related experience in media sales or media buying
  • Proficient in media math
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

NICE TO HAVE, BUT NOT A DEALBREAKER

  • A Bachelor’s degree

ABOUT YOU

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task and handle projects independently, as well as part of a team
  • Working knowledge of linear sales software (OnAir, WideOrbit)

About Fox Corporation

ABOUT US


Fox Corporation

Under the FOX banner, we produce and distribute content through some of the world’s leading and most valued brands, including: FOX News, FOX Sports, the Fox Network, and the FOX Television Stations. We empower a diverse range of creators to imagine and develop culturally significant content, while building an organization that thrives on creative ideas, operational expertise and strategic thinking.

Fox News Media

FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOX News podcasts and the digital streaming subscription service FOX Nation. A top five-cable network, FNC has been the most watched television news channel for more than 17 consecutive years, while FBN has ranked as the number one business channel for the past two years. Owned by FOX Corporation, FOX News Media reaches 200 million people each month.

Fox Sports

FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2; FOX Soccer Plus; FOX Deportes, FOX College Sports and a majority stake in the Big Ten Network. FOX Sports includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships.

Fox Entertainment

FOX Entertainment, a premier national television broadcaster, is renowned for its combination of appealing primetime entertainment and powerful sports programming. It delivers 15 hours of weekly primetime programming to 208 local market affiliates, reaching approximately 99.9% of all U.S. television households. Among 18- to 34-year-olds, FOX has ranked among the top two networks in primetime entertainment for the past 23 years.

Fox TV Stations

FOX Television Stations is one of the nation’s largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 28 stations in 17 markets and covering over 37% of U.S. television homes. This includes seven duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix, Orlando and Charlotte.

Fox Corporation

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