Discovery Communications

Assistant Scheduler

3 weeks ago(1/3/2018 2:55 AM)
Requisition ID
19166
UK-Feltham
Career Category
Programming & Production
Type
Company Employee Full-Time

Position Summary

To work as an integral part of Eurosport’s UK Broadcast team, the Scheduling Assistant will accurately plan the commercial & promotional content for the Eurosport schedules. This position is based in Feltham, Middlesex, working according to a rota from Monday to Sunday, and on a shift basis, to meet the needs of the business and the demands of the sporting calendar.

 

WHAT MAKES THIS AN INTERESTING OPPORTUNITY?

This position represents the opportunity to work within a busy pan-European broadcast environment and have an impact on on-air content: you will be part of a key team ensuring our viewers see and enjoy a seamless schedule of programming at all times, whilst also juggling the demands of our commercial obligations.

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Broadcast, the main duties would include:

  • Viewing all promotional & interstitial material prior to transmission to ensure familiarity with elements and check accuracy for air.
  • To manage the accurate & effective input of both the programme & the daily presentation schedule
  • Liaising closely with UK Transmission (TX) to ensure full and accurate transmission of the daily British playlist.
  • Liaising with the Paris commercial department to ensure all pan-European commercial and sponsorship elements are played on the daily British Eurosport playlist.
  • Liaising with Producers on break patterns for specific British Eurosport programmes and studios.
  • Execution of suitable contingency plans for any potential changes with live programming.
  • Planning and producing all editorial for on air graphics.
  • Following the promotions strategy as discussed with the Head of Broadcast & Scheduling Manager.
  • Any other ad-hoc duties the company may reasonably require from time to time.

Requirements

A quick learner with intermediate computer literacy and strong attention to detail, you enjoy planning and problem solving.  You possess good organisational and communications skills, and are able to work calmly under pressure. You have a keen interest in, and knowledge of the channel’s programming; a genuine interest in sport would be advantageous.

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