Director, Strategy & Business Development - Kids & Family Entertainment (Nickelodeon, Awesomeness TV)

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Job Locations
US-NY-New York
Job Type
Full-Time Staff

About The Brand

ViacomCBS has a clear vision: to be the premier destination where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on bringing the best entertainment to our global audiences, and we know our company runs on the hard work and dedication of our passionate and creative employees. Through television, film, digital content, live events, merchandise, studio production and more, we connect with billions of people in nearly every country in the world. At ViacomCBS, you will have the opportunity to develop your professional career at the home of iconic brands like BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount and others.

Overview and Responsibilities

The newly formed ViacomCBS Kids & Family Entertainment Group includes Nickelodeon and AwesomenessTV. Nickelodeon, now in its 40th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location-based experiences, publishing and feature films. AwesomenessTV is a leading film and TV studio creating award-winning programming for all screens.

The Strategy & Business Development group plays a meaningful role in the growth of the Kids & Family business by working with all of the divisions of the organization to help build each brand and drive revenue growth. The group is responsible for partnering with the executive team to design strategies and positioning across Programming, Marketing, Digital and Innovation, Experiences, Consumer Products, Press, Finance, Business Affairs, MPS, Content Distribution, Viacom Digital Studios, Viacom International and Paramount Studios.

The group leads the identification, development and go-to-market planning for new business opportunities within the Kids & Family Group and is the primary liaison to ViacomCBS on corporate initiatives, business partnerships, deals, M&A evaluations, cross-functional task forces, and any other Corporate projects. Come work for this really exciting team!


Specific projects for this role will include evaluation of new business opportunities, building of qualitative and financial models, articulation of the division’s strategy through presentations and management of key projects and initiatives. The position offers unique exposure to a wide variety of networks and businesses within the media and entertainment industry.


  • Evaluate new business opportunities, partnerships, business development deals, and other strategic growth initiatives
    Build and present well-structured, insightful, executive-ready presentations to summarize key findings and recommendations
  • Lead multiple projects and drive each forward, ensuring clear communication and collaboration across cross-functional teams and external partners
  • Work closely with team members and internal partners to synthesize key conclusions and deliver recommendations to senior executives
  • Collaborate with external partners as well as internal teams: Marketing, Programming, Development, Ad Sales, Corporate Development, Finance and Legal
  • Establish positive relationships with key players across the group and Viacom

Basic Qualifications

  • 7+ years in a strategy/business development or consulting role, preferably within the media & entertainment industry

Additional Qualifications

  • BA degree, MBA preferred
  • Outstanding communication skills with finely tuned ability to work within cross-functional teams
  • Work independently as well as collaboratively in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
  • Strategic thinker who can also execute with attention to detail
  • Proven record of strong initiative & ownership of tasks and quality deliverables.
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel



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