Director, Business Operations in New York, NY at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 7/19/2021

Job Snapshot

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    New York, NY
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Job Summary

Cox Media Group is seeking a Director, Business Operations (CoxReps) to join our storied, 122-year-old media organization, now backed by one of the world’s leading private equity firms in Apollo Global Management.  We believe that local media is an essential contributor to a healthy and informed community, and together we’re poised to blaze a new trail, investing in growth to build the future of the industry around our dozens of beloved consumer brands including WSB-TV ABC Channel 2 and B98.5 FM.

The Director will be key member of the CMG Finance leadership team, working with leaders at all levels within the department and across CoxReps to support business transformation and organizational effectiveness initiatives.

Applicants should have a degree in business, accounting or another relevant field, and 5+ years of demonstrated professional success with significant exposure to managing projects and change management efforts.  Experience in a digital media environment is a plus.

We are seeking a candidate with a high level of intellectual curiosity, outstanding work ethic, strong attention to detail, and a continuous improvement mindset.  Someone who is proactive, organized, resourceful, and determined to succeed.  He or she should be an expert in Microsoft Excel, knowledgeable in a variety of analytical tools and methods, and able to intuitively grasp complex business problems.  Given that this role is heavily team-oriented with significant exposure to senior executives, a consistently positive attitude and excellent interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication skills, are a must.



  • Collaborate with business leaders and key stakeholders to support business transformation and organizational effectiveness initiatives
  • Responsible for all financial aspects of CoxReps, including reporting and analysis
  • Review/approve accruals, JE’s, and reclassification entires as needed to ensure accurate GAAP financials
  • Review the teams monthly reconciliaitons in Blackline
  • Provide review and variance analysis of GAAP financials, including balance sheet and cash flow
  • Review and analyze budgets/forecasts and recommend changes when appropriate, anticipating industry and market trends.
  • Responsible for overall project tracking and updates to leadership regarding project budgets, milestones, deadlines, and deliverables
  • Identify and apply structured methodologies that support change management activities required by strategy initiatives and projects
  • Facilitate the assessment and diagnosis of business needs to help design and implement interventions that enhance the effectiveness of teams, functions, programs, and entire business areas
  • Facilitate change planning workshops and end-to-end change & transformation programs to enable transition from current to future state
  • Design and lead process mapping workshops, including the use of assessment techniques and/or metrics to assess and improve process effectiveness
  • Leverage data and analytics for design, implementation and evaluation of change programs
  • Work with cross-functional teams to identify, define, and advance both short and long-term goals
  • Guide role clarity initiatives across multiple stakeholder groups, including the alignment between leaders, teams, and individuals
  • Develop exceptional relationships and strong lines of communication across all businesses to allow for effective, on-going collaboration
  • Manage multiple organization development projects of varying degrees of complexity simultaneously
  • Develop new ideas, seeing issues from multiple angles, acting with a sense of curiosity and urgency to transport innovations from other areas, and contribute to a culture of continuous improvement
  • Other duties and projects as assigned



What we look for

What You’ve Done

  • You have a degree in Business, Accounting or another relevant field
  • You have 5+ years of demonstrated professional success with significant exposure to managing projects and change management efforts; Experience in broadcast media environment is a plus
  • You have the ability to define, communicate and execute on a strategic vision for the business
  • You have proven success working in a matrix organization, influencing stakeholders across multiple business units and on all levels of management
  • You are proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Visio, MS Project and other related tools
  • You might have the PMP Certification
  • You might have experience with agile methodologies and tools
  • You might be familiar with the latest BI/data visualization tools (e.g. Tableau, PowerBI, Qlik, DOMO)
  • You might be familiar with ERP/Planning (e.g. Oracle-Hyperion, SAP S/4HANA) and/or CRM systems (e.g. Salesforce)


Who You Are

  • You have strong leadership, management, and analytical skills
  • You are able to compellingly communicate complex concepts to employees at all levels, including large-group settings
  • You anticipate business needs, identifying opportunities to advance business objectives and/or minimize risk, create value through insight, and leverage data and analytics to create business value
  • You are a positive example of corporate values, demonstrating adaptability in times of conflict
  • You maintain a positive outlook in the face of adversity while inspiring others to do the same
  • You raise the bar on performance for yourself and your team/partners, inspiring others to over-deliver targets
  • You resolve conflict quickly and create an environment in which constructive collaboration replaces tension
  • You are self-motivated, self-sufficient, and can work easily and effectively as an individual or as part of a team
  • You work and communicate effectively under tight deadlines and in high-pressure situations
  • You have superior communications skills and executive presence



At Cox Media Group (CMG), we’re creating innovative ways to deliver award-winning news, tell entertaining stories, and hold the powerful accountable.  We are home to storytellers, journalists, account executives, marketers, producers, technologists and trendsetters.  With broadcast television stations, radio stations, and digital properties in nearly 30 media markets, we reach over 50 million Americans weekly.  And, with a full suite of local, regional, and national advertising solutions, we offer unmatched reach for businesses and unrivaled opportunity for our employees.

So, connect with us today at, and let’s build the future of media.