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Forecasting Analytics - Sling TV

| Greater Denver Area

Summary

Sling TV L.L.C. provides an over-the-top (internet delivered) television experience on TVs, tablets, gaming consoles, computers, smartphones, smart TVs and other streaming devices. Distributed across a variety of strategic device partners, including Google, Amazon, Apple TV, Microsoft, Roku, Samsung, LG, Comcast, and many others, Sling TV offers two primary domestic streaming services that collectively include more than 100 channels of top content. Featured programmers include Disney/ESPN, NBC, AMC, A&E, EPIX, NFL Network, NBA TV, NHL Networks, Pac-12 Networks, Hallmark, Viacom, and more. For Spanish-speaking customers, Sling Latino offers a suite of standalone and extra Spanish-programming packages tailored to the U S. Hispanic market.  And for those seeking International content, Sling International currently provides more than 300 channels in 20 languages (available across multiple devices) to U.S. households. 

 

Sling TV is the #1 Live TV Streaming Service  Sling TV is a next-generation service that meets the entertainment needs of today’s contemporary viewers. Visit www.Sling.com. We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it’s in our DNA. We’re looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.

 

Opportunity is here. We are Sling.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Forecasting Analyst will have a direct impact on growing the Sling International business. Including helping us forecast performance in current Sling subscriber acquisitions and in supporting marketing, programming, and the digital team as Sling continues to drive the future of entertainment and interactivity. We’re looking for those with the capability and desire to position themselves and the Sling business for rapid growth.

The position will focus on producing an accurate, practical forecast that improves our effectiveness in budgeting and planning for our business. The role will utilize historical data to understand marketing, event, and seasonal impacts on client acquisition and retention. The role will evolve to help automate these processes to optimize financial strategies aimed at maximizing the effectiveness of marketing campaigns. Where it goes from there… you get to help us decide.

As part of the Finance, Strategy and Analytics team, the Forecasting Analyst will be responsible for building and maintaining forecasting reporting, including viewership, customer behaviors, budget, and product performance. This includes using advanced statistical models, developing and maintaining analytic infrastructure, and more.

 

Primary responsibilities fall into the following categories:

 

  • Manage, generate, and deliver forecast and budget as assigned, comparing actual results to planned and adjusting forecast accordingly.
  • Prepare and present reports, charts, and tables detailing market factors that impact forecast.
  • Forecasting acquisitions, churn, market size, retention, viewership, etc. 
  • Performing financial analysis, modeling, and forecasting to support the marketing and programming team in their negotiations with stakeholders.
  • Develop pricing strategies, balancing company objectives, and customer satisfaction.
  • Initiate market research studies and analyze their findings.

Skills - Experience and Requirements

A successful Forecasting Analyst for our International business will have the following:

 

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; and 2+ years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with international or domestic entertainment industry sales, marketing, and communication
  • Strong Excel skills and proficiency with Google Docs, Slides, and other Google Suite programs; Detail-oriented with the ability to review and analyze large volumes of data.
  • Deep understanding of qualitative and quantitative forecasting methods
  • High energy, positive attitude, and thrives on working in fast paced environment with ability to multi-task
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills: comfortable communicating with upper management; Excellent interpersonal skills: highly focused on building and maintaining strong internal and external business relationships.
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Location

We have 2 headquarters in the Greater Denver area - you won't have to travel far! Business teams sit just south of DTC, while our IT team is downtown.

What are Sling TV Perks + Benefits

Sling TV Benefits Overview

Our downtown office is across the street from Union Station, so you can sit back, take the rail and walk a block to work. There's even a bike rack for those who bike to work! The vibe is industrial-tech with plenty of natural light and whiteboard space to collaborate with your team. We always have snacks, drinks, and coffee. We even encourage a competitive game of foosball, ping pong, or Guitar Hero.

Our corporate headquarters is integrated with the DISH HQ. Don't worry, if you like to take the light rail, we are near a stop and the Meridian circle has a shuttle on call! The building has real trees and a waterfall in the atrium, a cafe and 24-hour market. We also have ping pong tables for when employees want to take a break. The vibe is tech-trendy and encourages innovative thought with multiple breakout and meeting rooms.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We have a robust Sling Cares program that partners with DISH Cares. Each year we have a day of service where we encourage all to give back. Many teams sign up together to foster team bonding!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Sling encourages employees to create a sense of community and provide support through resource groups. Some groups include: Women's Network, Out at DISH, African American Network, and Veterans Group.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
We have "LEAD," a leadership training program, dedicated to developing those interested in growing their career. One aspect of this training includes an unconscious bias training.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Many teams host team outings and team building events. Some include: happy hours, escape rooms, sporting events, and movie screenings.
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Foosball, Video Games.
Happy Hours
Many teams host happy hours to celebrate occasions. There are also company-wide happy hours in collaboration with our resource groups and an Oktoberfest every year!
Parking
Our Meridian office includes a free onsite parking lot. Our downtown office does not have a parking lot, however there are many paid parking lots nearby as well as the rail station across the street
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Cross-department program, Career mentoring.
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