MBA Summer Associate, Strategy & Growth - Ziff Davis

Corporate Development (M&A) New York, New York


Position at Ziff Davis

Position Overview:

The MBA Summer Associate role is with Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of J2 Global, Inc. Ziff Davis is a leading digital media company that owns and operates premium digital brands in the tech media, gaming, and broadband verticals, such as: IGN, Mashable, PCMag,, Humblebundle, Ookla (Speedtest), Askmen, and many more. Collectively, Ziff Davis brands are visited 500MM+ times / month.

We are seeking highly motivated MBA Summer Associates to develop and execute organic and inorganic growth strategies for Ziff Davis. As part of the Strategy & Growth team, MBA Summer Associates will report directly to the Director, Strategy & Growth.

The Strategy & Growth team is responsible for three major drivers of growth:

  1.       Business Unit Strategy (e.g., organic growth planning, content monetization, etc.)
  2.       Business Development (e.g., new product development, partnerships, etc.)
  3.       Corporate Development (e.g., M&A sourcing, target due diligence, etc.)

Each MBA Summer Associate will have a specific, defined project to work on over the summer that could include activities such as: Identifying and evaluating M&A targets, developing revenue growth strategies for distributed social platforms, launching a new product, etc. At the end of the summer, each MBA Summer Associate will deliver a presentation to senior Ziff Davis executives summarizing recommendations and impact.

Ideal candidates are self-starters capable of owning projects from start-to-finish and have a good understanding of the key social-media platforms, common digital-media revenue streams, and major players in our industry. 

 **Ziff Davis is an Equal Opportunity Employer**


 Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be pursuing a full-time MBA with an expected graduation date between December 2020 and June 2021
  • Have authorization to work in the United States after graduation
  • Be able to complete a 10 week program beginning in June 2019

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in digital media, our core verticals, and/or Ziff Davis’s business
  • Strategic thinker, with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and comfortable in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, “start-up” environment
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to solve difficult business problems through financial models and other supporting analyses
  • Prior experience in management consulting, corporate strategy, corporate development, and/or investment banking