Contract Programme Scheduler

West London
£180 LTD per day
Start date:
Posted By:
Shana Hector
3 months rolling

Job Description:


The Content Team UK are responsible for commissioning, acquiring and planning

content across our various content & channel brands. This team creates and manages the content story ensuring a continuous and ever-evolving offering for Customers, that meets all business KPIs.


Some Particulars

-Temp Role based in West London when Tier 4 is lifted.

-Must have data entry skills in a Broadcast Environment 


Job Purpose/Key Responsibilities:

To create, deliver and manage compelling weekly and monthly content plans including

linear channel schedules and programme inventories that are aligned with the needs of key

stakeholders and meet KPIs whilst within budget. To communicate those plans

and any changes to relevant stakeholders.


Key Responsibilities:

 Responsibility for Scheduling Content and maintaining inventories

Cinema, including up-to-date license period information including runs and

exhibitions and on-demand availability where applicable.

 Ensure we are fully exploiting content rights where possible – linear and on-demand

 Execute and communicate any changes to channel plans – resulting from duration

changes, up-to-date compliance changes or rights adjustments.

 Monthly scheduling of all channels, taking into account editorial, compliance and

license information.

 Accurate input of monthly channel schedule into BSS.

 Prepare plans ahead of forecasting process

 Track PAD and channel performance via Techedge and weekly reports

 Identification of daily / weekly / monthly tactical opportunities for linear and other

platforms – including the pop-up road-map

 Maintain and issue standby lists where relevant.

 Key EPG point person, ensuring accuracy of titles and meeting contractual


 Key Compliance point person, ensuring versions available for appropriate day parts.

 Role may require planning and editorial feedback for on-demand.


Liaison / Communication

 Ensure clear and timely communication of scheduling plans with key departments

across, e.g. Content Operations, Promo Strategy, EPG, IDS etc.

 Regular communication with the Rights Management team to ensure all deals are

entered in to BSS and provide series stacking TX information.

Content Selection & Editorial

 Create ideas for stunts and events. Work alongside merchandising to ensure cross

platform execution.

 Screen potential titles and liaise with acquisitions and the wider planning team on

suitability for service.

Ongoing schedule management

 Manage channel schedules within planning and scheduling systems, Ensure all

necessary information is up-to-date and accurate in accordance with key deadlines

(BDS, listings deadlines, TX etc.)

 Ensure all necessary schedule changes and amendments are correctly



Candidate Specification:

 Positive can-do approach to work

 Challenges the status quo and looks for new ways of working

 Self-starter with a high degree of personal motivation

 Creative thinker with ability to apply lateral thinking to problems

 Collaborative team player who inspires positivity in others

 Ability to manage multiple priorities whilst delivering consistently to deadline


Essential skills & experience:

 Strong editorial judgement and skilled at content curation

 Demonstrable passion and knowledge for television.

 Strong analytical skills with ability to produce fresh insight




Client Description:

An exciting Broadcast client.


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