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Analyst - Pricing & Planning

Discovery hires the very best and brightest talent who are enthusiastic and passionate to fulfill the company's mission of empowering people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity.

In exchange for their talent and drive, employees are provided with an engaging, diverse workplace and the resources they need to learn, thrive and grow in their careers.

Job Summary

The Pricing and Inventory Analyst will coordinate with their Manager to work with Sales Assistants and Sales Planners to ensure inventory is utilized and managed to optimally drive revenue. The position will report to the Manager of Pricing & Planning. Pricing and Inventory analysts provide support to Account Executives and Sales Planners on Discovery's US networks which include: HGTV, ID, Animal Planet, DIY Network, Food Network, TLC, OWN, Cooking Channel, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, Science & Motor Trend Network.


Partner with sales to provide Pricing and Inventory guidance on:

1. Strategically manage inventory to maximize revenue within network group and across portfolio

2. Design stewardship guidelines and approve ADU packages

3. Monitor accounts for under and over-delivery, liaise with Sales teams for resolution

4. Communicate plan building direction around programming/dayparts relative to guaranteed demo and mix guidelines

5. Manage re-expressions from schedule changes throughout the year

6. Monitor inventory limits and guidelines

7. Assist in initial pricing inventory approval for Upfront plans

P&P liaison with internal DCI departments:

1. Daily communication with Ad Sales and Commercial Operations about remaining avails for closing logs

2. Communication with DR to manage sales channel pricing conflicts across markets

3. Analyze program delivery and pricing strategies, monitor "Do Not Air" lists provided by sales

4. Participate in training of Sales Assistants & Planners to provide network specific perspective on strategies and goals

Execute systematic maintenance:

1. Build & maintain all programming updates on Sales Ratecard, Communicate with Ad Sales on major event priorities and advertiser branded entertainment parameters

2. Coordinate Upfront Programming materials to aid in the development of the Upfront & Scatter Ratecards

3. Weekly inventory reporting from ad hoc requests


* Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 1-3 years experience in television ad sales

* Strong Analytical skillset

* Knowledge of media math and audience metrics

* Comfortable interacting with all key stakeholders in business process

* Ability to work in a fast paced environment

* Detail-oriented with ability to multi-task

* Quick learner and problem solver, thinks "outside the box"

* Must have legal right to work

Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including but not limited to all local Fair Chance Ordinances.

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Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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