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Director, Research

Job Title
Director, Research Time Warner
Turner Business Unit_TBS CORPO Industry Advertising
Cable/Broadcast Television Networks
Games – Development & Publishing
Online Content/Services
Area of
Research Location United States - New York - New York Requisition # 164458BR Position
Full Time Posting Job Description The Turner Story 
Turner is a division of Time Warner along with our sister companies, HBO and Warner Bros. We are better known as the folks who bring you CNN, HLN, TCM, TNT, TBS, Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Turner Sports and so much more! From cutting-edge breaking news stories, up-to-the-minute sports coverage, and the characters we grew up loving on to the shows we love today, Turner continues to be the gold standard in first class television programming and a demonstrated leader in digital content. We tell the stories the world wants to hear. Won’t you be a part of our story? 

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What part will you play? 
  • The Director will be responsible for managing a team of 3 people who provide expertise on media and marketplace trends, and develop projections of supply and demand, informing Turner strategy
  • Provide an ongoing perspective on the marketplace, including linear, digital and social media 1) Track patterns of population growth, economic indicators and changes in technology to support forecast 2) Select best available combination of data sets to model marketplace to the highest level of accuracy 3) Develop proprietary market structure and models to allow tracking and forecasting of linear and digital supply and demand 4) Partner with MSS to develop data management plan 5) Surface category and advertiser opportunities based on trends and share analyses 6) Closely monitor changes in measurement that could impact monetization
What will you be doing?  
  • Proactively researches and tracks marketplace trends and provides insights on future revenue opportunities
  • Relates team's work to core business opportunities and challenges and advises clients on what actions to take due to the findings and/or learnings
  • Works proactively with MSS to develop central data repository for marketplace information to allow automation of reporting
  • Creates data visualizations to simplify and focus information
  • Works with team to prepare reports and presentations in order to highlight key insights
  • Dynamically leads meetings and initiatives with senior level clients both internal and external
  • Proactively identifies potential ad sales leads and provides insights about specific strategies to win business
  • Proactively develops new ideas to solve business problems for internal and external clients
  • Look outward for new ideas and industry trends
  • Builds and enhances key relationships with internal contacts and external relationships with research firms and providers of data
  • Interacts with direct reports and peers in management, customers, vendors to interpret information, maintain and improve cross-functional processes and programs
  • Manages staff to include hiring and on-going training and development, providing guidance, coaching and feedback, performance management and day to day oversight of projects including directing, assigning and prioritizing work Interacts with senior management to keep abreast of function or unit objectives
  • Reports directly to VP level
What do we require from you?
  • What do we require from you?
  • 10+ years of experience, including planning, strategy, business development and insights expertise
  • Bachelor's degree desired; or equivalent experience
  • Strong knowledge of media industry
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Linear, digital and direct-to-consumer research experience and relevant software applications that extract data from primary sources
  • Understands the best practices and technical requirements for digital, linear and cross platform measurement
  • Well-versed in latest trends, platforms and technologies
  • Competence with Tableau, Microsoft Excel (VBA, Macros, Pivot Tables, etc.), Lake 5, SMI, Nielsen Suite (NPower, NCS, NBI, Brand Effect, AdViews, etc.) Pathmatics, comScore, StarTrack, MRI, Simmons, Kantar, Galaxy Explorer, Arianna
But wait, there’s more!
  • Paid time off every year to volunteer
  • 2016 Best Company for Working Mothers
  • An in-house learning and development team to help shape and grow your career
  • Part of the Time Warner family of powerhouse brands
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and E-Verify users. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.