Manager, Strategy and Ventures
Strategic Planning | New York, NY | Full Time
Sesame Workshop is seeking a Manager to join the Strategy and Ventures department. The Strategy department is responsible for providing strategic advice and consulting services to the Company’s internal business units. The team’s work encompasses industry/market and competitive analysis, financial modeling, articulating and assessing strategic options, and business plan development.
The Manager will work closely with the Strategy and Ventures team to support multiple divisions in the organization including Media & Education and Social Impact & Philanthropy. Their day-to-day work will include conducting market and competitive research, developing financial models, conducting internal analysis, synthesizing findings in slide decks, and presenting work to internal clients.
Additionally, the Strategy and Ventures department oversees Sesame Ventures, a $15M fund with a double bottom-line investment approach. While the group is not actively soliciting or directly investing in companies, we partner with venture capital funds that find and invest in start-ups that are aligned with Sesame’s mission. The Manager may support our Sesame Ventures relationships, for example by conducting relevant market and company analysis as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree
- 2+ years of experience in consulting, banking, private equity and/or in a similar function within a media organization
- Proven ability to identify information sources, gather and interpret data, execute analysis, and present findings to team members and stakeholders
- Strong analytical skills, including experience with conducting financial analysis and modeling
- Demonstrated ability to write effectively and communicate ideas in PowerPoint decks
- Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and work effectively with people at all levels in the organization
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been helping kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder since 1969. Today Sesame Workshop is a global educational force for change, with a mission to reach the world’s most vulnerable children. We’re in more than 150 countries, serving kids through a wide range of media and philanthropically-funded social impact programs, all grounded in rigorous research and individually tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. Sesame is a beloved household name in dozens of languages, and it means learning - and fun - in all of them. For more information, please visit sesameworkshop.org.
The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodate may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Sesame Workshop is Drug‐Free Workplace in an effort to safeguard workplace health, safety, and productivity.
At the Employer’s discretion, employment is contingent upon passing a post offer background check. Fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.