CBS Corporation Director, CBS Business Development in New York, New York

Director, CBS Business Development

REF#: 32750


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand - "the Eye" - one of the most recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, outdoor advertising, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’s businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, TVGN (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio, CBS Outdoor, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Interactive, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and CBS EcoMedia.



CBS is seeking a Director of Business Development to support the effort to identify and execute on opportunities to improve existing CBS operations and expand organically in both traditional and new media. The Director will work actively with all CBS operating divisions and will gain extensive exposure to the company’s operations. The Director will examine issues and business ideas from a strategic, competitive and financial perspective. The Director is part of a lean, highly visible team that complements and collaborates with CBS divisions and other corporate functions. A successful candidate will see themselves as a solution provider to a dynamic "client base", and will ultimately be given significant opportunities for growth and should expect to take on additional responsibilities with demonstrated performance.


  • Work in conjunction with the EVP, Strategic Planning and Development to identify, evaluate, and execute on opportunities to drive top and bottom line improvements across CBS

  • Serve as a consultative resource to divisional management in assessing opportunities

  • Design, execute, and interpret analysis to inform decision-making as to the viability and potential of new commercial and strategic opportunities

  • Work as a part of a cross-functional team to bring approved initiatives to fruition, resulting in the launch of new businesses or changes to existing operations and processes

  • Analyze emerging sectors of the media industry and identify opportunities for CBS to participate

  • Assist in the operational due diligence process for potential acquisitions, as well as manage integration processes for acquired businesses



  • BA/BS degree required; MBA desired

  • 6+ years of consulting, strategic planning, research, investment banking or financial analysis, or similar experience at a media company

  • Solid understanding of media & entertainment industry economics and performance drivers

  • Knowledgeable in traditional media and emerging, technology-driven goods and services

  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical abilities; high proficiency in Excel and financial modeling

  • Effective communication skills to present information in compelling manner and appropriate format

  • Excellent presentation skills; beyond presumed PowerPoint proficiency, a talent for thoughtfully conceived and well-designed graphical representations of data, trends and ideas

  • Proven organizational skills and ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and meet deadlines

  • Previous success working independently and cross-functionally with a strong service orientation toward internal clients and partners

  • An ability to interact with all levels of management



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