CBS Corporation Director, Research (POP) in Santa Monica, California

Director, Research (POP)

REF#: 28708

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Distribution

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff


JOB LOCATION: Santa Monica, CA, US


CBS Television Distribution is the preeminent company in television syndication. CTD produces or distributes 10 first-run series and holds the largest distributed television library at 70,000 hours strong. Among CTD's critically-acclaimed programs are the #1 syndicated series Judge Judy; talk leader Dr. Phil; the #1 and #2 rated game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!; the Emmy Award-winning talk shows Rachael Ray and The Doctors; the #1 and #2 newsmagazines Entertainment Tonight and Inside Edition, along with The Insider; court show Hot Bench; and popular off-network product, including the CSI and Star Trek franchises, Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, NCIS, Criminal Minds, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, Hot in Cleveland and Undercover Boss. In addition, CTD handles the domestic television distribution of CBS News, CBS Films and Showtime. CTD is a unit of CBS Corp.


Pop is a joint venture of CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF). The partnership combines CBS’s programming, production and marketing assets with Lionsgate’s resources in motion pictures, television and digitally delivered content. Pop’s ownership structure is comprised of the company with the #1 broadcast network and many of the top first-run syndication series ("Entertainment Tonight," "The Insider") and the studio that produces and distributes the blockbuster "Hunger Games," "Twilight" and "Divergent" franchises and produces such award-winning TV series as "Mad Men" and "Orange is the New Black."

Summary of Position:

POP (located in PLAYA VISTA, CA) has an immediate opening for a Director of Research. This new position will be a highly valued member of the research team responsible for contributing to the management and analysis of research projects for the network. Responsibilities include:

  • Analyzing linear and multiplatform performance of the network and competitive landscape

  • Interpreting data in an insightful way with the ability to identify meaningful stories and communicate findings

  • Designing and executing presentations for internal distribution

  • Interacting with other departments to ensure research findings are effectively utilized

  • Project management with strong attention to detail and the ability to effectively prioritize and multitask in a very fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

  • Identifying and communicating industry trends

The company offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, an excellent benefits package, and a great working environment.


  • Solid understanding of the broadcast and cable television competitive landscape

  • 10+ years of linear research and 3+ years of multiplatform research

  • Proficiency with Nielsen systems

  • Excellent analytical writing and creative PowerPoint skills

  • Adept at communicating both concise and detailed insights to all levels of management

  • Highly motivated, organized, detail oriented self-starter with strong problem-solving skills

  • Ability to initiate and manage multiple projects with varying priorities and deadlines

  • Supervisory and team training skills a plus

  • Strong interest in entertainment, emerging media and technology


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled