Director, Ad Sales - Analytics

Position Summary

The Director, Ad Sales - Analytics is responsible for managing the team that drives data-driven decision-making across the business, overseeing data standards, delivery, vendor relationships, and cross-platform analysis.


1. Maintain common standards for how we look at data
2. Generate clear takeaways and recommendations for how we can grow our audience engagement as well as position ourselves effectively to the ad sales marketplace
3. Partner successfully with internal and external clients
4. Develop compelling stories with data to be used by ad sales
5. Develop and maintain relationships with vendors
6. Be on the forefront of new technology/measurement in addition to understanding how it will impact current data measurement platforms
7. Demonstrate knowledge and experience in television/film production
8. Knowledge and experience in television promotion, advertising creative or other related experience is preferred
9. Strong communication, organizational and administrative skills are essential
10. Ability to take direction from more than one individual, ability to work independently and the ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines
11. Knowledge of normal office software such as Lotus Notes, Word for Windows, Excel, etc. is essential
12. Knowledge of AVID and other forms of non-linear editing systems very useful
13. Must be able to work well in a team environment and maintain strong relationships with internal and external partners on all aspects of creative


Bachelor’s degree
8+ years of digital research experience
Experience monitoring and reporting on YouTube performance
Advanced user of first and third party analytics tools
Must have the right to work in the US
Presentation experience
Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects at the same time
Highly organized and detail oriented
Creativity and ability to craft a compelling story

Must have legal right to work in the United States

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As the world's #1 nonfiction media company, Discovery Communications fosters exploration and curiosity through its high quality television and online content, reaching more than 2 billion subscribers in over 220 countries and territories around the world. Comprised of more than 160 global television networks, Discovery counts brands like Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, and OWN in its family, and it strives to be a leading worldwide provider of educational tools and digital media services.

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