Business Analyst, Gaming Division

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Business Analyst, Gaming Division

Please include a cover letter as part of your application.

 

Ziff Davis, LLC, is seeking a Business Analyst for its IGN Entertainment division. In this position you will provide data analysis and insights to allow for improved decision-making for better business outcomes in both display advertising and commerce, as well as working to streamline KPI and Dashboard reporting for the business unit as a whole. You will also contribute to key FP&A operational functions and ensure the quality of forecasts and earnings in partnership with the finance, accounting and business leads for IGN.

 

About IGN Entertainment. IGN Entertainment is one of the leading Internet media companies focused on video games and entertainment. IGN reaches more than 311 million monthly users around the world, and is followed by more than 52MM social and YouTube followers. With an extremely engaged audience, watching over 566MM minutes of content monthly. IGN also publishes daily content on 35 platforms including TikTok, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat Discover.  Established in 1996, IGN is headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Sydney and London. IGN content is localized in 25 languages and 112 countries and hosted on websites and native applications on mobile, connected TV, and Xbox and PlayStation platforms.

 

Responsibilities

 

        Support Director of Commerce in providing daily commerce KPI tracking and analysis, weekly revenue forecast updates, compiling annual commerce budgets and assist with ad hoc projects

        Use core commerce platforms, database querying, data manipulation and statistical analysis to provide business support to all property owners to ultimately grow revenue

        Solve key business questions by identifying trends, crafting tests and conducting deep dive analysis to optimize on-site efforts

        Support Director of Finance in all aspects of financial planning and analysis for IGN Entertainment, including delivering annual budgets, monthly forecasts and weekly pacing and identifying shifting KPI drivers while advising executive decision making

        Assist with monthly and quarterly closes in collaboration with Accounting and compile SOX compliance reporting outputs

        Perform data analytics leveraging internal and external financial and operational data sources, and draw relevant and actionable recommendations

        Locate and define new process improvement opportunities and help encourage best practices across the organization

        Research and analyze the video game market, its characteristics, competitive landscape, emerging issues, market trends and publishing models

 

Qualifications:

 

        Bachelor's Degree in Business, Sciences, Finance, Accounting or Statistics.

        Strong analytical skills. Ability to problem solve independently as well as analyze large volumes of raw data, draw conclusions, and develop actionable recommendations

        Highly proficient in financial analysis, excel modeling, and able to use most software and financial systems including NetSuite, Adaptive, Oracle PBCS. Expert user of digital analytics tools like Google Analytics or Adobe Suite.

        Detail oriented with the ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment

        Entrepreneurial drive, excellent communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work comfortably under pressure, pivot when necessary, and meet tight deadlines

        Familiarity and interest in gaming industry and terms e.g., F2P, Steam Wishlists, DLC.

        Understanding of Affiliate Marketing landscape

        Basic understanding of SEO,SEM and paid arbitrage tactics

        Two plus years of experience in investment banking, or equivalent tenor within an FP&A function in gaming, media and entertainment spaces, preferred.

 

 

IGN is made up of all kinds of people that share a common love of games, TV, movies, comics, tech, and all things geeky. We strongly encourage people of every race, gender, sexual orientation, and background to apply.

 

**We are an Equal Opportunity Employer**

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. 

Please include a cover letter as part of your application.

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