Discovery Communications

Scheduler

1 month ago
Requisition ID
18883
UK-London
Career Category
IT & Technical Operations
Type
Company Employee Full-Time

Position Summary

Working in the Scheduling team within the Programming department this role will be responsible for the Presentation scheduling across our portfolio of Live Sport and Entertainment Channels in the Nordic Region. It involves liaising with the Programme Planning team, Sales and Marketing department as well as the in house Content operations, Preview and Compliance, Live On- Air Team and Transmission department to ensure the delivery of fully optimised, editorial sound and compliant playlists.

 

Responsibilities

Daily On-Air scheduling, liaising with in-territory and UK departments to ensure a fully optimised and compliant playlist.

  • Re optimise Commercial time in playlist accordance with inventory needs and regulatory restrictions. Asses and adjust as required in cooperation with the Sales department.
  • On–Air scheduling of Live Sport broadcasts including contingency playlists as and when required.
  • Keep up to date with sport events and live broadcast on our channel package and assist in the On–Air scheduling if assigned by management.
  • Execute playlist updates and manual changes in accordance with set procedures ensuring broadcast reliability.
  • Schedule On- Airlook in accordance with Channel and slot branding. Schedule special placement graphics, such as legal required graphics.
  • Schedule and maintain Contingency playlist for Standard broadcast as required by SOP’s.
  • Liaising with content, previewing and transmission team to follow up on technical issues related to scheduled material such as commercials, programmes and trailers in running playlists or scheduled for immediate broadcast.
  • Liaising with subtitle coordinators ensuring subtitles and Audio description files are available in time for broadcast.
  • Assist in the testing and implementation of new software development, upgrades and workflows as required by management.
  • Assist and support other teams within the programming department with various ad-hoc tasks as needed.

Requirements

Experience in Free to Air/ Commercial On- Air scheduling. Candidates with equivalent experiences will be considered.

  • Good knowledge of the scheduling system What’s On or equivalent system.
  • An understanding of the End to End Broadcast chain.
  • An interest and broad knowledge of sports, game rules, and tournament types.
  • Good knowledge of the intricacy of sports break-structures and revenue drivers.
  • Good Knowledge of the Of Com code and COSTA.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Self-starter, highly motivated and a good team player.
  • Experience of working in an international and multi-cultural organisation.
  • Capable of decision making and maintaining high performance while working under pressure.
  • Great organization skills with outstanding attention to details.
  • Proficient in Office Microsoft package and Good IT skills.

 

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