Strategy Associate, YouTube




Multiple Locations


Position summary

This role may also be located in our Playa Vista, CA campus.

Note: By applying to this position you will have an opportunity to share your preferred working location from the following: San Bruno, CA, USA; New York, NY, USA; Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Statistics, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, or Business Administration or equivalent practical experience.

  • 3 years of experience in professional services (consulting, investment banking) or a corporate strategy role.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience communicating and influencing a range of audiences, including C-level executives.

  • Experience in consumer Internet and media industries.

  • Experience with SQL.

  • Exceptional business judgment and excellent financial modeling, spreadsheet software and presentation software skills.

  • Demonstrated problem solving and analysis skills.

About the job

The YouTube Strategy, Analytics and Finance (SAF) team’s mission is to make YouTube more valuable by identifying and steering the business towards the biggest opportunities, guiding the organization to make the best possible decisions, and enabling effective implementation with proactive and trusted risk management.

As a member of the SAF team, you will work closely with YouTube leadership across the product, engineering, and business organizations to address challenges and opportunities across the company, help chart the long-term direction for YouTube, and provide analytics and decision support for the planning and steering of the business.

In this role, you'll drive our team’s initiatives forward, developing the most robust answers for YouTube’s strategic priorities. You will drive projects commissioned by the leadership at YouTube, apply critical thinking, analyze data and synthesize recommendations on major business decisions, and catalyze successful launches with cross-functional teams. You'll collaborate with our leadership and work with colleagues across functions, including YouTube's Product, Business, Engineering, Partnerships, Marketing, Sales teams and more.

At YouTube, we believe that everyone deserves to have a voice, and that the world is a better place when we listen, share, and build community through our stories. We work together to give everyone the power to share their story, explore what they love, and connect with one another in the process. Working at the intersection of cutting-edge technology and boundless creativity, we move at the speed of culture with a shared goal to show people the world. We explore new ideas, solve real problems, and have fun — and we do it all together.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $106,000-$155,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your preferred location during the hiring process. Please note that the compensation details listed in US role postings reflect the base salary only, and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits. Learn more about benefits at Google.


  • Work on the priorities of YouTube’s leadership and determine how best to solve the company’s biggest opportunities and most challenging problems.
  • Structure, launch, and drive strategy workstreams including developing hypotheses, designing work plans, conducting analysis (including financial models), analyzing market/competitive trends, assessing business drivers and operating metrics.
  • Prepare presentations and communicate findings to YouTube’s leadership and the broader organization.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to align on recommendations, financial and headcount investments, launch plans, and enable a transition to long-term owners.
  • Be a culture-carrier for the team.

Google 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, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also Google's EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing our Accommodations for Applicants form.

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  • Generous parental and caregiver leave along with fertility and growing family support.

  • Flexible work options that include a hybrid work model, four “work from anywhere” weeks, and remote work opportunities.

  • A chance to be a part of a variety of employee resource groups, community groups, and culture clubs.