DATG: Freeform Strategy & Finance MBA Internship, Summer 2018
At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.
At Disney ABC Television Group (DATG), you will work alongside the best, chart your own career course and help create the next generation of media and entertainment. It’s an exciting time as we work across multiple platforms, all while changing the face of media. And, you could be a part of the next evolution.
Be a part of a transformative team and culture…
We are seeking an MBA Summer Intern that will support the Strategy and Finance team for Freeform, Disney ABC TV Group’s Cable and Digital Network for Young Adults (Original Series include Pretty Little Liars, Grown-ish, The Bold Type, The Fosters, and Famous in Love).
The Strategy and Finance group is a fast-paced, dynamic organization working directly for the President of Freeform and Disney ABC TV Group’s segment-level CFO organization. The Strategy and Finance team spearheads strategic planning & analysis, annual budgeting, forecasting and ad-hoc strategic projects for senior executive leadership, including programming investment decisions, green-light modeling (series and movies), and new business development efforts for the network.
The intern will interface with a broad range of departments both within Freeform and DATG, including business development, programming, production finance, digital, and distribution in order to support and help evaluate strategic, financial and operational initiatives for the network. ResponsibilitiesA day in the life…
Through partnerships with key stakeholders the internship will include: performing strategic and financial analyses, decision support, creating / improving financial models, supporting timely preparation of forecasts/plans, and effectively communicating any recommendations, issues or changes. By providing high-quality, accurate analytics and thoughtful, data-driven insights, the MBA intern plays an integral role in supporting the short-term and long-term success of this billion dollar business.
The intern may (among other duties):
-Assist with the creation of the Annual Budget presentation given by Freeform’s President to senior DATG executives.
-Provide financial modeling and strategic analysis to support programming greenlight decisions for original series and content acquisitions (series and movies).
-Perform research, modeling and develop ad-hoc presentations as a key team member on a variety of strategic projects and initiatives for the network.
-Monitor industry trends and provide a weekly executive summary on key strategic implications for the business.
-Support the development of presentations and detailed reports for senior leadership, consisting of programming and distribution metrics, cause of change analysis, and executive summaries.
-Collaborate with key stakeholders, accounting and Segment finance team members to improve the effectiveness of the financial planning process, assumptions, and results. Basic QualificationsWhat you bring to the role:
-Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
-Proven skills & high level of proficiency utilizing MS Office Suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
-Passion for the global media industry and Disney’s brands and franchises.
-Pre-MBA work experience, preferably with a media and entertainment company, management consultancy or investment bank.
-Strong analytical and financial modeling skills.
-Highly collaborative and team-oriented work style.
-Able to balance multiple priorities and resolve issues quickly without sacrificing quality.
-Proactive and creative in approaching problems and presenting financial data.
-All candidates must be eligible to work in the US.
-All candidates must be at least 18 years old.
-All students must currently be enrolled in an MBA program and taking at least one class – OR – be a recent graduate of an MBA program.
- All students must be available to work Monday through Friday 40 hours/week in Burbank, CA.
-All candidates must be available during the months of May/June through August/September for the Summer internship season.
-All candidates must be able to have a consistent, reliable work schedule throughout the session.
-All candidates must provide their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship.
Preferred Education MBA from a top-tier school. Company Overview The Walt Disney Company is the global leader in high-quality entertainment and innovative technology. Begin a career that delivers unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world. Additional InformationCompensation: Intern positions are paid employment opportunities.
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