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CBS Corporation Temporary Research Analyst (Smithsonian Channel - NYC) in New York, New York

Temporary Research Analyst (Smithsonian Channel - NYC)

REF#: 33657

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: Smithsonian Networks

JOB TYPE: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance




Smithsonian Channel™, owned by Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution, is where curiosity lives, inspiration strikes and wonders never cease. This is the place for awe-inspiring stories, powerful documentaries and amazing entertainment across multiple platforms. Smithsonian Channel combines the storytelling prowess of SHOWTIME® with the unmatched resources and rich traditions of the Smithsonian, to create award-winning programming that shines new light on popular genres such as air and space, history, science, nature, and pop culture. Among the network’s offerings are series including Aerial America, America in Color, First Ladies Revealed, Polar Bear Town, The Lost Tapes, Amazing Monkeys, America’s Secret Space Heroes, Mighty Ships, Mighty Planes and Air Disasters, as well as critically-acclaimed specials that include Titanic’s Fatal Fire, The Obama Years: The Power of Words, Nightmare on Everest, Diana and the Paparazzi, Diana: The Day We Said Goodbye and Flying High with Phil Keoghan. Smithsonian Networks also operates Smithsonian Earth™, through SN Digital LLC., a new subscription video streaming service delivering spectacular original nature and wildlife content. To learn more, go to, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


The Research Analyst will be responsible for research reporting and analysis for Smithsonian Channel.

Specifically, you will:

  • Prepare ratings summary reports for internal distribution

  • Provide research support to various departments across the company

  • Assist in development of weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual ratings summary reports and analysis highlighting key trends

  • Prepare viewership demographic reports and analysis

  • Create custom research reports and analysis as needed to support various departments

  • Assist in tracking ratings for international channels


  • 1 year of relevant research experience in the television industry

  • Experience using Nielsen TV ratings data and systems (a must!), including NPower and MyEvnts

  • Passion for television and quantitative work

  • Expertise in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

  • Ability to think strategically to develop insightful reports

  • Strong attention to detail and number accuracy

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Strong organizational skills, ability to work under pressure w/ multiple projects, and meet deadlines

  • Ability to be self-motivated


Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled