Analyst, Market Insights

  • Warner Music Group
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Apr 07, 2020
Full time Data Science Finance

Job Description

We are Warner Music Group, home to a broad roster of new stars and legendary artists through a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, East West, Elektra, Erato, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Spinnin’, Warner Records, Warner Classics, and Warner Music Nashville, as well as Warner Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

For more than four decades, WMG has been an industry-leading force in providing a world-class array of services designed to help artists and labels grow their careers and their businesses. Artist & Label Services is the umbrella for WEA (Warner-Elektra-Atlantic) – the pioneering WEA distribution and marketing network – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the groundbreaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels. 

We currently have a fantastic opportunity to join our innovative and highly sought-after Research+Analysis team.

A little bit about our team:

The Research + Analysis department works to influence WMG’s strategy and optimize day-to-day operations through data and insights. This position sits within R+A’s global digital team, working with Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis, WEA Finance, and the Labels to provide financial forecasting and analysis of the music industry and of our digital service providers at large.  Our goal for this role is to develop a capable analyst able to help maintain financial models used for budgeting and planning purposes, as well as to assist WEA finance in providing analysis and variance explanations & market conditions to Label partners.

Why this could be your next big break:

Budgeting and financial planning is essential to the operations of any business.  At WMG, the corporate office is the place where decisions are made for the entire company.   In this role, you will be a key influencer in how the company shapes its decisions for the future.  You can use your financial forecasting and research skills to predict the growth of the industry and provide assessments at a Partner or Market level of where opportunity exists.  This is a vital and highly visible role that produces work product sought-after throughout the entire organization.  You will have the opportunity to engage with C-level executives and Label CFO’s who will depend on your knowledge and advice to make their decisions.  The R+A department is a collaborative team that loves learning new things, sharing ideas, thinking about the future of the music industry – and helping our company get there.

Here you’ll get to:

  • Prepare and consolidate key performance indicators for executive monthly reports.  Work in tandem with Worldwide Corporate Finance team to develop perspective on music industry performance and comparable WMG metrics
  • Update / maintain monthly U.S. financial and operating metrics from digital providers and participate in preparing variance explanations with WEA Finance team
  • Provide year-round support with updating & maintaining WMG’s global market forecast models 
  • Communicate market conditions and partner updates with the label partners and assist in preparing financial analysis as needed
  • Assist with submitting public information to third-party industry organizations        
  • Assist with preparing presentations for meetings with senior management and internal business reviews
  • Assist worldwide R+A digital team members with ad hoc analyses as needed

Rockstar candidates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate themselves to be results oriented with strong analytical skills and problem-solving ability
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively (orally and in writing)
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to work on multiple projects
  • Proven time management skills and a cool-headed approach to dealing with tight deadlines from executive leadership
  • Detail oriented and strong work ethic
  • Computer skills: Advanced Excel (Pivot tables, Vlookups, etc.), PowerPoint, Access, Word

It would be music to our ears if you also had:

  • Bachelor's Degree in  Finance, Economics, Business, Accounting
  • 1-3 years of experience in an analytical role, preferably in a banking or investments environment
  • 1-3 years of Investment Banking or Consulting experience 
  • Experience using SQL
  • Media/entertainment industry experience

Why join us?

Warner Music Group is all about our people. We are one global company made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business.

It is the mission of every member of the WMG team around the world to create a nurturing environment for artists, songwriters, and the people behind the music, every stage of their career. We strive to set WMG apart from the rest of the industry by embracing a philosophy of innovation that is part of our company's DNA. 

Consider a career at WMG and be a part of one of the biggest forces in music today. 

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