Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Analyst, Corporate Finance - based in Los Angeles Job Oppotunity

Creative Artists Agency (CAA) is the world's leading entertainment and sports agency, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, London, and Beijing. Founded in 1975, CAA represents many of the most successful professionals working in film, television, music, theatre, video games, sports, fashion, and the Internet, and provides a range of strategic marketing and consulting services to corporate clients. CAA's clients include actors, actresses, writers, directors, producers, musicians, athletes, and other influential artists and executives. CAA works closely with production companies, movie studios, television networks, technology companies, and corporate brands, providing services which include marketing through entertainment, strategic counsel, financing, communications, and philanthropy consulting. CAA is also a leader in sports, representing more than 700 of the world's top athletes, coaches, and broadcasters, and works in the areas of broadcast rights, corporate marketing initiatives, and sports properties for sales and sponsorship opportunities. Position Analyst, Corporate Finance - based in Los Angeles Utilizing the expertise and relationships of the agency, CAA's Corporate Finance team works to source and execute investment and strategic partnership opportunities on behalf of the agency and its clients. Previous examples of such work include the creation of AXS TV in partnership with Mark Cuban, Anschutz Entertainment Group, and Ryan Seacrest Productions; the formation of Mandalay Sports Media with Peter Guber's Mandalay Entertainment and renowned writer/director/producer Mike Tollin; and the capitalization of a media investment fund with Ryan Seacrest, Bain Capital, and Thomas H. Lee Partners. The Corporate Finance team is looking to hire an Analyst to contribute to all aspects of project development and execution. He/she will join a small team of professionals and will have frequent interaction with senior executives both within the agency and at client and partner entities. The position will entail the following: - Financial analysis, due diligence, and execution of investment and strategic partnership opportunities in the media, entertainment, and sports sectors - Presentation of investment and strategic partnership opportunities - Engagement with existing clients/investments and the development and analysis of strategic initiatives for those entities - Identification, assessment, and potential execution of new business development opportunities Qualifications CAA Corporate Finance is looking for a thoughtful, ambitious, and high-performing candidate to become a key contributor to our team. Important characteristics include: - College education at a top-tier university; significant coursework in finance, business, accounting, or similar fields - 2+ years experience in an investment banking, consulting, corporate strategy, or similar role (preferably with some direct experience in the media, entertainment, or sports sectors) - Interest in the media, entertainment, and sports industry and passion to learn - Top-notch work ethic and attention to detail - Strong written and verbal communication skills, including relevant experience with PowerPoint work -Strong analytical skills and business judgment, including relevant experience in financial modeling - Positive attitude and creative-problem solving mentality - Ability to excel as part of a team - Ability to work in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR RESUME TO CAREERSNY@CAA.COM About GEMA Founded in 2002, the Georgetown Entertainment & Media Alliance (GEMA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which aims to elevate Georgetown's profile in the entertainment and media community by strengthening ties between the University and its alumni and by developing relevant programs and resources for alumni and students. GEMA is also committed to pursuing philanthropic endeavors related to media and the arts to benefit Georgetown University and our local communities. Comprised of alumni, students, parents and friends affiliated with the media and entertainment industry, GEMA has grown to nearly 3,800 members around the globe representing a diversity of specialties including film, television, theater, publishing, music, sports journalism, new and emerging media technologies and many others. GEMA played a key role in developing and securing necessary funding for the new Film and Media Studies Minor program in the Georgetown College, which commenced in Spring 2011, and partially funded the 75-seat state-of-the-art GEMA Screening Room on campus. Through its New York, Los Angeles and Washington, DC chapters and dedicated members elsewhere, GEMA has hosted over 100 events serving over 7,500 students and alumni. To learn more about GEMA, please visit

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