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Date: January 23, 2015
Subject: MESG Newsletter: 01-23-2015



MESG NEWSLETTER

January 23, 2014

 

Sarah Alexander
Co-Chair
Chris Brimmage
Co-Chair
Phil Caruso
Co-Chair
Jeffrey Chao
Co-Chair
Gabrielle Cristobal
Co-Chair
Maile Housel
Co-Chair

 

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MESG Recruiting Update Request

Hi MESGers! The co-chairs wish to get a sense about recruiting and company interest. Please fill out this brief survey when you have time so we can a headcount of people's recruiting plans. Your assistance is greatly appreciated!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CvgN0G9m3w6m3goLG10Xu6Bvsga1dj5yTzlugFgbIGI/viewform?usp=send_form

January 29: Road to the Oscars - Birdman

Come join MESG each week leading up to the Oscars and see some of this year's nominated films. First up is Birdman on Thursday, Jan 29th Birdman @ 7:55pm.

Event Details: Thu January 29 | 7:55 p.m. | AMC Theaters River East 21 (322 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60611) | $8 for members (discounted), $12.50 for non-members

RSVP here.

February 13-14: Career Trek to Los Angeles Sign-Up

Are you passionate about entertainment and looking for a job in the industry? Are you location specific in your job search and looking at the West Coast? Do you just generally want to get away from freezing Chicago to have fun in balmy Southern California? If any of these apply to you, sign up for the MESG trek to Los Angeles on February 13th – 14th! We are visiting a great lineup of companies including Hulu, NBCUniversal, Fox, CAA, MRC and more! If you are interested, sign up using the Google doc link below, and we will reach out to you with the details.

https://docs.google.com/a/chicagobooth.edu/spreadsheets/d/1E4kf5Q8y2MU1HUX2JsyzAyziy0SLCf8PXJJy1DtAvjE/edit?usp=sharing

March 12: Diamond Dollars Case Competition at SABR Analytics Conference

If you're interested in forming a team for either case competition, please email Sarah Alexander at salexan1@chicagobooth.edu, who will coordinate interest.

This year’s event will be held on the morning of Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ, 85004. (The case will be distributed and due in advance of the competition.) The cost of participation is $1750 for a team of up to 5 students, and the fee includes full registration to the SABR Analytics Conference, a unique gathering which brings together the top minds of the baseball analytic community to discuss, debate and share insightful ways to analyze and examine the game of baseball. The conference will begin following the competition on Thursday, March 12.

MESG Reads

Every week, MESG offers an interesting read (or three) related to the media, entertainment, or sports industries.

Here's Booth's own Austan Goolsbee on Bill O'Reilly earlier this week (start video at 3:56).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhjgO4NgZdQ

What's Sundance doing with the recent television boom?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/22/arts/television-becomes-a-force-at-sundance-film-festival.html?_r=0

If you're in town for July 4 weekend, pick up some Cherry Garcia and head to Soldier Field.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-grateful-dead-chicago-petition-20150122-story.html?track=rss

New Job Opportunities

[Internship] Nike Human Resources Intern

Nike Global Human Resources is looking for a talented HR Intern to join our team. As an HR Intern, you will specialize in either an Analytics or HR Business Partner role to help support Nike’s Human Capital Strategy to Invest, Engage, Organize and Deploy World Class Nike Talent with the Capabilities to Grow a $50+B Business.  You will experience first-hand how an HR Agenda is set starting with the Business Strategy.

Reference: GTS #2189212

[Internship] Amazon Studios Business Affairs Spring Internship

Amazon Studios is looking for a highly motivated, detail oriented, self-starter for a contract administration and business affairs internship role within the Amazon Studios team. This is a paid part-time position for the Spring semester. The intern will be responsible for tracking, managing, and reporting on Amazon Studios production deals with talent, studios, and suppliers. Qualified candidates should be able to interpret, synthesize, and summarize complicated legal documents; design and implement tracking and reporting systems and procedures; provide comprehensive, timely and accurate information to Amazon executives and contractors; and be extremely organized and able to assist in administrative duties for the team. This position is located in Santa Monica, California.

Reference: http://www.amazon.com/gp/jobs/298543

[Full-Time] Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Strategic Initiatives Analyst

The Revenue Management and Analytics (RM&A) team supports clients across The Walt Disney Company, including Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Disney Cruise Line, Media Networks (i.e. ABC, ESPN), Studio Entertainment and Disney Interactive Media in the core competencies of yield management, revenue planning, forecasting, pricing and optimization. Key partners to the RM&A organization include Marketing, Finance, Business Development, Research and Operations. Roles within RM&A support teams in developing, analyzing, and executing strategies to maximize profitability and improve the value proposition for our Guests, Cast Members and Shareholders. The candidate will deliver innovative and optimal analytical solutions through the use of technology, decision modeling, collaborative partnerships and comprehensive business insights to shape business decisions and drive business value.

Reference: http://parksjobs.disneycareers.com/us/united-states/business-development/jobid6793211-strategic-initiatives-analyst

[Full-Time] Disney Worldwide Services Senior Planning Analyst

The Revenue Management and Analytics (RM&A) team supports clients across The Walt Disney Company, including Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Disney Cruise Line, Media Networks (i.e. ABC, ESPN), Studio Entertainment and Disney Interactive Media in the core competencies of yield management, revenue planning, forecasting, pricing and optimization. Key partners to the RM&A organization include Marketing, Finance, Business Development, Research and Operations.

Reference: https://xjobs.brassring.com/tgwebhost/jobdetails.aspx?partnerid=25348&siteid=5039&jobid=244241

[Full-Time] Madison Square Garden Corporate Development Senior Analyst

MSG is currently seeking a Senior Analyst Corporate Development who will be responsible for assisting with the evaluation and implementation of a broad range of strategic and financial initiatives across the Madison Square Garden Company’s assets, including sports, entertainment and networks. The successful candidate will be responsible for being a key supporter for various projects, initiatives, and multi-disciplinary coordination across departments within the organization.

Reference: https://thegardencss.igreentree.com/CSS_External/CSSPage_JobDetail.ASP?T=20150122141825&

[Full-Time] Endemol Associate Strategy & Business Development

This position will work for the COO in a group that supports and accelerates the execution of strategic initiatives for the world’s largest independent television production company and its North American subsidiaries. The position will support execution of: Scripted and Non-Scripted Television Production, Multi-Channel Network and Social Media, Licensing and Franchise Management, Talent Rights and Management, and Geographic Expansion (with focus on Mexico and Canada)

Reference: http://www.showbizjobs.com/Endemol_USA/Associate%2C_Strategy_and_Business.html

[Full-Time] Cablevision Business Analyst

Business Analysts will: act as a liaisons between business groups and technical solutions/support groups, using strong communication skills to elicit, document, analyze and validate business processes, systems, and solution requirements; assist in supporting and conducting visualization, user experience and configuration elements of solution design; document requirement specifications using high-maturity methods, processes and tools; play a key role in supporting requirement management and change management processes, as well as aspects of the business cycle, including proposals, feasibility studies, and implementations while understanding the business implications of the application of technology to the business environment.

Reference: https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?jobId=675386&PartnerId=25032&SiteId=5180&codes=IIND

[Full-Time] thePlatform Product Marketing Manager

thePlatform, a leading white-label video management and publishing company, is hiring a Product Marketing Manager. The product manager will join a small, collaborative marketing team as we define our strategies and plans for achieving the organization’s goals. This position will identify the market and product opportunities to extend thePlatform’s leadership position in a fun, fast and hyper-competitive market.

Reference: http://theplatform.com/about/careers/?gnk=job&gni=8a8725d04afbac7d014b099c4a864d8b&gns=Indeed

Job Opportunities (posted in prior weeks)

[Internship] Washington Nationals Strategic Analysis Internship

Reporting to the Senior Director of Strategic Analytics, the Intern serves as an integral part of our primary research and analysis function. The Intern will also be responsible for maintaining complex ticket sales and attendance models which are utilized for up-to-date reporting to ownership. These models will require conducting statistical regression analyses of ticket sales and attendance trends as well as customer profiling. The Intern will be challenged to handle numerous internal data sources as well new external ones provided by the MLB League Office and external vendors such as Stratbridge.  Internship begins in March and ends in October with an expected committment of 30 hours per week.

Reference: http://baseballjobs.teamworkonline.com/teamwork/r.cfm?i=76217

[Internship] New York Times MBA Summer Internship - Strategy & Development

The Strategy group is a nimble team that works with the CEO and numerous business unit heads to set strategic priorities and provide meaningful analysis and recommendations to grow the business. The Development team performs all partnership management, venture investing, mergers and acquisitions and day-to-day business development activities for the most strategic operating units within the Company. MBA Interns will work with the broader S&D team to complete at least one high-impact project over the course of the summer in Strategy, Development, or across both areas, as well as smaller projects as needed. The intern will be assigned to projects with one or more of our major business units (Advertising, Marketing, Print Operations, Product, Sales or Technology). Examples of previous intern projects include recommending a path forward in mobile payments, managing a comprehensive quantitative survey of our print subscribers and extracting important takeaways, and assessing the structure and impact of our technology organization.

Reference: http://jobs.nytco.com/job/New-York-MBA-Summer-Internship-Strategy-&-Development-Job-NY-10001/241030800/

[Full-Time] Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Finance Manager

Manager, Finance is a partner to the business with a global, strategic view, supporting a major functional area that includes a business, line of business, or functional area and is responsible for managing, administering, and directing financial and business objectives and processes. This Manager, Finance role supporting the Facilities and Operations Services (“FOS) and Risk Management Businesses at Disneyland Resort (“DLR”), leads a team of 6 salaried Cast Members and services 10 Operating Executives. The FOS businesses supported are Engineering Services, Central Shops, Textiles, Distribution Services, Horticulture, Facilities Asset Management, and Property Management (combined gross cost base $380M+). This position is responsible for coordinating and consolidating the planning and forecast processes for those businesses, including the FYP, AOP, Capital and Forecast. The role manages complex financial analysis, provides pro forma support and develops senior executive-level PowerPoint presentations for all new initiatives within these areas.

Reference: http://parksjobs.disneycareers.com/us/united-states/finance_accounting/jobid6747933-manager-finance

[Full-Time] Walt Disney World Resort Marketing Associate - Latin America

Assist in the development of Latin America consumer marketing plans for Walt Disney World (WDW) and Disneyland using knowledge of the market/consumer to deliver business objectives. Actively partner with marketing, sales and discipline teams to execute tactics and assignments to deliver on regional marketing strategies. Assess current programs and analyze business metrics to ensure optimal use of resources. Build strong internal and external partnerships to facilitate work with the ability to prioritize projects and assignments in a fast pace, global environment.

Reference: http://parksjobs.disneycareers.com/us/united-states/walt-disney-world%EF%B9%A0reg-resort/jobid6761194-marketing-associate-%E2%80%93-latin-america

[Full-Time] National Football League Strategy & Business Development Director

The successful Director will identify, develop and execute business strategies for key media business areas; assist in developing new market initiatives by assessing new markets and analyzing business opportunities; conduct financial analyses and develop proposals for new business opportunities; take a meaningful role in all aspects of the deal development and prospecting, sourcing, negotiating and closing, including proactively identifying potential business partners and negotiating agreements.

Reference: https://www.nfl.apply2jobs.com/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=1218&CurrentPage=4&sid=27

[Full-Time] Twentieth Century Fox Finance Associate Director

The Associate Director will oversee financial planning functions for the Worldwide Catalog and Television physical and digital (EST/VOD/PPV) distribution businesses, including monthly, quarterly and annual budgets/forecasts, studio ultimate updates and performance reporting. The Associate Director will play a key role in the decision making processes for important Catalog & TV go-to-market strategies and work closely with Home Entertainment Fox Executives, territory Finance/Accounting teams and the management teams of several television studios (e.g. TCFTV, FX, FTVS) and 3rd party stakeholders. The individual will be an integral partner to the retailer Account Planning team and Brand Marketing teams to help drive profitability of the Catalog & TV businesses and its major promotions/releases.

Reference: https://fox.taleo.net/careersection/fox_external_career_section/jobdetail.ftl?job=137230

[Full-Time] ESPN Business Development Associate Director

The Associate Director, Business Development is responsible for assisting the Business Development team within the Global Business Strategy & Development group in developing and executing ESPN’s business and content strategy, with a focus on smartly growing ESPN’s business and product offerings across all areas of Content (television, digital, wireless, print, national, local, etc.). The individual will evaluate prospective partners in traditional and digital media and manage third party relationships.

Reference: http://jobs.espncareers.com/us/united-states/production/jobid5809200-associate-director-business-development?ss=paid

EVENT

Road To The Oscars: Birdman

Thursday, January 29, 2015
7:55pm - 10:00pm
AMC Theatres River East 21, 322 East Illinois Street, Chicago, IL 60611, United States
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Come join MESG each week leading up to the Oscars and see this year's nominated films.

Thursday, Jan 29th
Birdman @ 7:55pm

REGISTER

EVENT

MESG Los Angeles Company Trek

Friday, February 13, 2015 at 8:00am
to Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 5:00pm
Los Angeles, CA
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Are you passionate about entertainment and looking for a job in the industry? Are you location specific in your job search and looking at the West Coast? Do you just generally want to get away from freezing Chicago to have fun in balmy Southern California? If any of these apply to you, sign up for the MESG trek to Los Angeles on February 13th – 14th! We are visiting a great lineup of companies including Hulu, NBCUniversal, Fox, CAA, MRC and more! If you are interested, sign up using the Google doc link below and we will reach out to you with the details.

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