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Job Title:  Manager, Testing Optimization

Department:  Marketing & Publicity
Location: 

Santa Monica, CA, US, 90404

Summary of Position

The Manager of Testing and Optimization will collaborate with stakeholders across the entire Starz Organization and will provide direction for design and the implementation of hypothesis tests, post-hoc analyses, and aid in the implementation and validation of testing tools. Some of the key areas that the manager will work across are product design, messaging and CRM, paid media, and pricing. They will have a strong understanding of statistical testing methods, have some experience with programming languages such as R or Python, will feel comfortable working with data in a SQL environment, and will be able to effectively share their findings with business stakeholders.

Qualifications

  • Ensure that conclusions reached by business stakeholders are statistically sound and used accurate and trusted data sources. 
  • Provide insight on how product design, messaging, and pricing affect our KPIs across short-term and long-term periods. 
  • Work closely across multiple business units to design sound experiments and advise with the implementation. 
  • Support the implementation of product and media testing tools as well as validate tools for accuracy. 
  • Analyze test data to find key drivers of test results and observed differences. 

Qualifications & Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of statistics and experience with the application of several experimental design and statistical testing methodologies including, but not limited to:
    • Randomized, Randomized Blocks, Latin Squares, and Factorial designs
    • Parametric tests
      • T-test
      • Pearson correlation
      • ANOVA
    • Nonparametric tests
      • Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney Rank Sum
      • Mann-Whitney U Test
  • Comfortable working with structured and semi-structured datasets using SQL and either Python or R. 
  • Experience with AB testing tools such as Optimizely, VMO, Firebase, Adobe Target, etc. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain the business implications of data analysis/reports and develop data visualizations
  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience and BS in Data Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or similar degree
  • Strong SQL skills

About the Company

Starz (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is a leading global media and entertainment company that produces and distributes premium streaming content to worldwide audiences across subscription television platforms. Starz is home to the flagship domestic STARZ® brand, STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels and the associated on-demand and online services, including the highly rated STARZ app. With the launch of the STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform and STARZ PLAY Arabia, Starz is expanding its global footprint in a growing number of territories. Sold through multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and other online and digital platforms, Starz offers subscribers more than 7,500 distinct premium television episodes and feature films, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular programming.

Business Unit Overview

Starz
With the Company aligning its studio operations behind the growth of its streaming business, Starz has become one of the pre-eminent modern premium global streaming platforms. Offering subscribers more than 7.500 television episodes, including Starz original series and provocative documentaries, along with a broad catalogue of first-run movies, Starz is taking the lead in delivering relatable premium content that makes it the platform of choice among a wide spectrum of female, African-American and other historically underserved audiences. Its focused brand, premium content and freedom from legacy relationships position Starz at the forefront of the new bundles emerging throughout the media ecosystem, a compelling value proposition to complement virtually every kind of subscription platform.
 
Distinguished by its successful and focused content strategy, top programming, exceptional curation and speed to market, Starz has quickly scaled its platform to become one of the most widely distributed and fastest-growing OTT services in the world, with OTT subscribers making up more than half of its global subscriber base. The Starzplay International premium subscription service offers a “best of global SVOD” content portfolio in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, Latin America, Canada, Japan and India through a bespoke and expanding network of distribution partners. The Starzplay Arabia joint venture is one of the leading SVOD operators in the fast-growing Middle East and North Africa region. The proprietary and highly-rated Starz app, a proven hit with U.S. audiences, continues to roll out internationally.  

Our Benefits

  • Full Coverage – Medical, Vision, and Dental
  • Work/Life Balance – generous sick days, vacation days, holidays, and Impact Day
  • 401(k) company matching
  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to graduate degree)

EEO Statement

Lionsgate is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employees and applicants are evaluated on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws. In addition, Lionsgate will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Lionsgate will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and federal law.


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles