Junior Analyst (Futures) 8/31/2016

Weber Shandwick Norwalk, CT

Company
Weber Shandwick
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
004461
AJE Ref #
576028419
Location
Norwalk, CT
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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ABOUT US:
FUTURES SPORT & ENTERTAINMENT (FS&E), THE UK-BASED DATA, TECHNOLOGY AND ANALYTICS CONSULTING COMPANY, HAS NOW LAUNCHED IN THE US.

Founded in 2002, FS&E is a technology business that brings unique, proprietary software and insights to the global sports and entertainment industries. We consult to blue-chip clients from the worlds most famous rights holders, teams and sponsors, advising on how they should optimize their investments for increased return.

From the foremost domestic and international sports leagues, to leading teams and franchises, and Fortune 500 companies, we work with some of the worlds most prominent and powerful sports and entertainment players, and our projects have stretched to all corners of the globe.

ABOUT THE POSITION:
We are looking for a Junior Analyst to help support U.S.-based projects, with a specific focus on media and sponsorship analytics.

The ideal candidate will have a strong entrepreneurial attitude and experience working with Nielsen data and tools. While FS&E is owned and operated under the IPG umbrella, it has taken the shape of a start-up venture here in the States. Its an exciting opportunity and a great time to join our team.

MORE SPECIFICALLY:
What We Are Looking For:
An analytical and strategic thinker who has a business mind and a passion for sports and entertainment
Someone who is excited by the opportunity to work in a start-up environment and grow with the business
Experience utilizing TV, digital, and social media metrics from sources such as Nielsen, comScore, and Twitter Analytics to identify insights and inform reports and presentations
Knowledge of media buying would be preferred
Someone who has experience handling multiple projects with challenging deadlines simultaneously, while working as both part of a team and independently
A self-starter who has meticulous attention to detail
Ability to work non-traditional hours at times due to the nature of live sports
Required Qualifications:
Bachelors degree in a related field (including coursework in fields such as computer science, math, economics, business, statistics, science or engineering)
1 years of relevant research, data analysis and/or media planning experience
Excellent numeric communication skills, including advanced PowerPoint skills. A writing and PowerPoint or Excel assignment will be a part of hiring process
Advanced training in Microsoft Excel, including logic functions.
General coding and data science knowledge desirable. VBA, R, SPSS and/or Python experience preferred
Experience utilizing Nielsen NPOWER, Arianna, and/or NNTV tools desirable
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Comfort with being resourceful and working independently when necessary
Ability to work effectively in a team environment
Knowledge of sports and/or media business landscape desirable

Octagon is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.