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Executive Director, Data Analytics


Los Angeles, CA, US, 90038

Los Angeles

Founded in 1912,  Paramount Pictures works with talented filmmakers to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The iconic Paramount logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history,  including timeless classics such as Sunset Boulevard,  The Godfather,  Forrest Gump and Ferris Bueller's Day Off,  and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek,  Transformers,  and Mission Impossible. Recent innovative break-out films such as Interstellar,  Arrival and A Quiet Place have added to Paramount's film legacy. Paramount Pictures Television's 13 Reasons Why,  The Alienist and Jack Reacher have also been thrilling audiences. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood,  a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement,  Paramount's passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry. Paramount is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS,  which reaches 700 million global subscribers through MTV,  Nickelodeon,  Comedy Central,  BET and other media networks.


We are looking for a Principal Data Scientist to join the Paramount Pictures team! Under the mentorship of the department head, this role is responsible for advanced statistical analysis to drive data-directed decision-making within the theatrical marketing field.


  • Implement code to build statistical models to improve our understanding of film marketing dynamics
  • Build deliverables and present findings to both technical and non-technical internal partners
  • Develop positive relationships with partners across Paramount Pictures
  • Partner with key partners in the Data Engineering organization to assist with the collection, storage, and processing of key marketing data
  • Contribute to the growth of Data Science at Paramount Pictures through identifying standard methodologies, interviewing more junior data scientists, and strategic department planning
  • Support marketing experimentation initiatives within specific markets throughout hypothesis generation, test design, analysis and interpretation phases


Basic Requirements

  • 4+ years of experience, either in-house or with an agency/consultancy, working in data science or predictive modeling
  • Advanced degree in a quantitative field (Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, etc.), or equivalent experience working as a data scientist

Additional Requirements

  • Hands-on experience with multiple data scripting languages (e.g., SQL, R, Python, Scala)
  • Demonstrated track record of independently using data science approaches to solve business problems and communicating those findings in a clear and concise manner to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Experience with Visualization software (Tableau, Google Data Studio, etc.)
  • Meticulous attention to detail and able to balance different projects in various degrees of completion at the same time.
  • Interest in the Film/TV industry




ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 


At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 


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Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles