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Strategic Growth, Senior Financial Analyst (AJC)

  • Hybrid work
  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: No

Job Category: Finance

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Division: Cox Enterprises


  • 6205 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd, Atlanta, Georgia
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As the Atlanta Journal Constitution, AJC, transforms from a storied newspaper into a modern media company, we are seeking to hire a strategic and data-driven individual to join our dynamic and growing organization. In the Strategic Growth, Senior Financial Analyst role, you will be responsible for conducting in-depth analysis, identifying growth opportunities, conducting non-financial research, and providing insights to support strategic decision-making. The ideal candidate has strong analytical skills, proficiency in financial and data mining tools, a strategic and curious mindset, and the ability to translate data into actionable recommendations for company growth.


  • Strategic Financial Analysis:

    • Develop and implement comprehensive financial strategies aligned with overall business objectives.

    • Lead and manage strategic financial analysis ensuring alignment with organizational goals.

  • Advanced Data Analytics:

    • Utilize quantitative and qualitative analysis to extract meaningful insights from large datasets.

    • Provide actionable recommendations based on data-driven findings to drive strategic decisions.

    • Collaborate with data science teams by implementing cutting-edge analytics into financial decision-making.

  • Enhanced Financial and Business Modeling:

    • Develop and maintain sophisticated financial and business models to support subscription and financial forecasting, budgeting, and scenario analysis.

    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Advertising Sales, Customer Care and Product Distribution, to integrate data into the models.

    • Conduct cost-benefit analysis and ROI assessments for strategic initiatives.

    • Perform scenario analysis to assess potential outcomes and risks associated with different growth strategies.

    • Establish and maintain dynamic financial models that adapt to evolving business needs.

  • Performance Optimization:

    • Monitor digital and print performance metrics and provide regular reports to management.

    • Implement strategies to optimize financial performance, driving profitability and cost-effectiveness.

  • Strategic Financial Forecasting:

    • Contribute to the development of financial and volume budgets and forecasts.

    • Provide variance analysis and insights to explain deviations from budgeted performance.

    • Collaborate with executive leadership to communicate complex financial information effectively.

    • Serve as a key liaison between financial teams and other departments to foster a cohesive understanding of financial goals within departments.

  • Strategic Advisory Role:

    • Serve as a financial advisor for digital initiatives, providing guidance on financial implications and potential ROI.

    • Identify opportunities for process improvement and contribute to the ongoing enhancement of financial analysis methodologies.

    • As a project leader, assess financial risks associated with projects and provide recommendations for risk mitigation.

  •  Industry Research:

    •  Conduct in-depth research on industry trends, developments, and emerging opportunities.

    • Analyze the competitive landscape to identify market positioning and potential areas for opportunity.

    • Compile reporting on market dynamics with insights that contribute to strategic decision-making.


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics, or a related field with 4+ years of progressive experience in finance or strategic growth role; a Master’s Degree with 2+ years of experience; or 8 years of related experience with no degree.

  • Preference given to a proven leader with 4+ years of experience in strategic analysis, investment banking, private equity, consulting, or related roles.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong proficiency in financial modeling and analytic tools as well as emerging technologies.

  • Experience using Sequel (SQL) strongly preferred.

  • Experience in data visualization techniques and tools such as Power BI.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.


Compensation includes a base salary of $77,800.00 - $116,800.00. The base salary may vary within the anticipated base pay range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Position may be eligible for additional compensation that may include an incentive program.


The Company offers eligible employees the flexibility to take as much vacation with pay as they deem consistent with their duties, the company’s needs, and its obligations; seven paid holidays throughout the calendar year; and up to 160 hours of paid wellness annually for their own wellness or that of family members. Employees are also eligible for additional paid time off in the form of bereavement leave, time off to vote, jury duty leave, volunteer time off, military leave, parental leave, and COVID-19 vaccination leave.

About Cox

Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses – which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications – is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 


Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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