Technology, Media and Telecom Expert, Media Sector

New York, NY
Position Profile

BCG is expanding its New York-based team of content experts supporting its global media sector. The practice is currently looking for an individual at the Expert Project Leader or Expert Principal level who has significant experience in media and entertainment. A qualified individual will play a critical role in enriching firm expertise on this topic and in bringing this expertise to our media clients. Ideal candidates will have a media background, as well as have demonstrated leadership in growing client relationships, people and knowledge development.

This position reports to the co-leads of the global media practice and is part of our Expert Career Track, an exciting career path within BCG that provides opportunity to deepen expertise and progress within the firm.

Roles & Responsibilities

Build expertise in media within BCG and increase BCG’s profile externally:
  • Develop and contribute to BCG's intellectual capital - work on BCG projects ranging from strategy to digital transformation to cost restructuring, to create new techniques and/or capture new ideas
  • Build and maintain "fact packs" related to core media topics so there is an ever-available library of educational materials for internal and client usage
  • Support the media sector in writing external reports, papers, and social media contributions, working in concert with BCG partners and the TMT practice's marketing lead
  • Identify conferences for BCG's attendance and help coordinate our participation

Lead and support execution of projects for media clients:
  • Develop overall methodology and approach for solving client problems
  • Work jointly with BCG and client project leaders, bring expertise to the team both on industry-specific issues and key client questions
  • Support multiple case teams, co-lead modules, especially those in need of broad experience and hands-on approach
  • Ensure the quality of the work, and the relevance of any synthesis and recommendations; challenge work in progress, results and re-orient analyses as needed

Contribute to the business development of the media sector at BCG:
  • Contribute and drive leads and proposals together with the partners of the practice
  • Lead development of proposals from end to end around specific topics
  • Develop perspectives on key topics on the client agenda, create respective content and foster awareness of BCG's expertise


Competitive salary + benefits


Candidate Qualifications The ideal candidate possesses:
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the media industry or a combination of industry and consulting experience (preferred)
  • A range of responsibilities in media-related activities (business development, planning, project management, strategy, operations)
  • Some focused / deep pockets of expertise in media (television/video and/or digital experience of particular interest)
  • Emerging professional network within the media industry
  • Proven track record of implementation success
  • MBA attractive but not required
Professional Skills
  • Analytical and structured
  • Highly professional and rigorous
  • Able to think strategically/end-to-end
  • Good business sense
  • Results-oriented
  • Driven, hard-working
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Team player, open, pleasure to work with and positive in a group dynamic
Personal Attributes
  • Loyal and reliable
  • Highest ethical standards
  • Flexible and creative: ability to build empathy within the firm and win the trust of the clients
  • Good interpersonal skills, while also able to work independently and autonomously apply business judgment
  • Entrepreneurial, proactive, and productive
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