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About CUMULUS MEDIA 

 

CUMULUS MEDIA (NASDAQ: CMLS) is a leading audio-first media and entertainment company delivering premium content to over a quarter billion consumers every month — wherever and whenever they want it. CUMULUS MEDIA engages listeners with high-quality local programming through 428 owned-and-operated stations across 87 markets; delivers nationally-syndicated sports, news, talk, and entertainment programming from iconic brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYs, the American Country Music Awards, and many other world-class partners across nearly 8,000 affiliated stations through Westwood One, the largest audio network in America; and offers listeners a dynamic network of popular podcasts that define culture with original content and commentary on today’s world. CUMULUS MEDIA provides advertisers with local impact and national reach through on-air, digital, mobile, and voice-activated media solutions, as well as access to integrated digital marketing services, powerful influencers, and live event experiences. CUMULUS MEDIA is the only audio media company to provide marketers with local and national advertising performance guarantees. For more information visit www.cumulusmedia.com.


Vice President, Strategic Planning and Analysis

Department: Management
Location: New York, NY

CUMULUS MEDIA | Westwood One, New York, NY is looking for a Vice President, Strategic Planning & Analysis to join our team.  The Vice President, Strategic Planning and Analysis for Westwood One is responsible for supporting Westwood One’s President, President of Sales, Chief Operating Officer and other members of the Company’s Leadership Team on strategic initiatives with critical thinking and financial analysis across the Company’s platforms, including broadcast radio, streaming/on-demand audio, podcasting and audio-visual content.  Primary responsibilities of the position include creating extensive financial analyses and data, with supporting assumptions, to consider various business decisions.  These include those related to the Company’s burgeoning podcast network, conducting inventory profitability analyses and leading and tracking strategic initiatives of the core Leadership Team.

Focus

We are seeking an executive with a results-oriented management style whose career reflects significant tenure in general management, financial and operational responsibilities.  This position requires interacting with senior management and being accountable for developing the financial analysis of major strategic initiatives, which includes developing critical assumptions, identifying key issues, defining corrective actions and driving to resolution.  The role will support the President of Sales with his priorities for the Company’s national sales organization, including assistance with budgeting, forecasting, P&L management, goal setting, expense tracking and providing insights and rationale for those decisions, supported by the requisite financial and operational data inherent with the position.  This role also requires ad-hoc reporting and developing business models for new growth opportunities, as required by the Company’s President, COO and other members of the core Leadership Team. 

Qualifications | Competency

Bachelor's Degree required (MBA preferred).  10+ years of experience in a management related capacity.

  • Must possess strong analytical and financial modeling skills.
  • Must demonstrate strong organizational skills and proficiency in driving operational improvements.
  • Must be a clear and effective communicator
  • Must be able to work independently and also as part of a team.
  • Must be a self-starter and able to work with minimal guidance.
  • Must be extremely proficient in Excel and PowerPoint with a focus on database and pivot table functionality. 

Bonus Points

  • Network radio and media sales experience
  • Exhibits a passion for media, entertainment, music, sports, and news/talk radio.

About Westwood One

Westwood One, the national-facing arm of CUMULUS MEDIA, offers iconic, nationally syndicated sports, news and entertainment content to over 250 million listeners each month across an audio network of 8,000 affiliated broadcast radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is the largest audio network in America, home to premium content that defines the culture, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. The rapidly growing Westwood One Podcast Network delivers popular network and industry personalities and programs. Westwood One connects listeners with their passions through programs and platforms that have everyone listening. For more information please visit www.westwoodone.com.

What We Offer

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Collaborative and creative work environment
  • Opportunity for career progression and professional growth
  • Support enhanced by strong leadership and company resources
  • Recognition and reward for outstanding performance
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance package with HSA and company contribution
  • 401K with company match to plan for the long term
  • Paid vacation & holidays to enjoy the fruits of your labor

Cumulus|Westwood One is an EEO company

Cumulus is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO)

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