Coordinator, History Scheduling
A+E NetworksNew York, NY
Full Time Job
THE ROLE: Coordinator, History Scheduling
The Coordinator of History Scheduling is responsible for the dissemination, tracking, and upkeep of all scheduling information and program records for HISTORY. This role acts as the lead point-of-contact between the Scheduling department and a number of key areas within A E Networks, including Programming, Broadcast Operations, Listings, On-air Promo, Finance, and Standards & Practices. The role requires a very detailed oriented candidate who will be responsible for crafting the network's air schedule, releasing scheduling revisions, and several other key scheduling tasks.
MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU'LL DO:
Coordinator, History Scheduling:
• Create and regularly update the air schedule for HISTORY. The HISTORY air schedule discloses upcoming programming line-ups on the network and is the department's most vital document for circulating programming information across the company. The coordinator is responsible for its accuracy and timely distribution.
• Manage the process for maintaining program records in the internal scheduling software program, including program titles, formats, TV ratings, and license/rights information. Effectively maintaining this information ensures that the Scheduling department's strategies are properly executed on-air.
• Brainstorm programming strategies with the Director of Scheduling that aim to deliver strong ratings and an attractive environment for ad-sales opportunities.
• Collaborate often with the Broadcast Operations team, ensuring that correct program formats are produced for ad-sales, on-air promo, and operational priorities.
• Analyze the usage and play patterns of HISTORY encores, and develop strategies for utilizing our program inventory more effectively and efficiently on-air.
• Engage with fellow team members in department strategy sessions, and present original ideas for strengthening the schedule.
• Screen and evaluate potential program acquisitions, assessing which projects may be a good fit for the network. Maintain a tracker of acquisitions.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
The coordinator is required to have high attention to detail. You'll have the opportunity to innovate and learn and to use both analytics and creativity in this role. You'll be part of the team that builds the programming schedule from top to bottom and then communicates the plans to all departments. You'll be asked for new ideas to help infuse the schedule with strength and to learn what drives the History audience. Finally, you'll be exposed to various A E departments and stakeholders to learn the goals, needs and direction so you can become a trusted partner.
• Bachelor's degree in communications, film, television, or related field
• 1 - 3 years experience in television, cable or broadcast.
• An adept understanding of scheduling strategies and the competitive TV landscape
• Strong management and organizational skills and an ability to manage multiple projects and work under tight deadlines and pressure.
• Strong computer skills; very proficient in Microsoft Excel
• Must be flexible and pro-active with great attention to detail.
THAT SOMETHING EXTRA:\nIf you've read this far, you're likely a great fit for us…and maybe you're fluent in sign language, have studied the circus arts or are currently writing a screenplay. If you have a special skill or backstory that might directly or indirectly help you succeed in this role, we'd love to hear about it in your cover letter.
THE DIVISON'S STORY
As the saying goes, timing is everything - and no one understands that more than the Scheduling team. In addition to understanding the competitive landscape, we take deep analytical dives into the how's and when's of consumer behavior to ensure we always get the maximum number of eyeballs on our stories. Right next door in Acquisitions, we're focused on buying, licensing and using data to better understand our audience. We're also master negotiators who hate to lose, even if it's a game of ping-pong. Known for building relationships with key distributors, studios, independent producers and foreign network execs, we ensure Lifetime Nets are top of mind when, say, a multimillion-dollar theatrical movie package is being shopped. Do you thrive in a high-stakes, deadline-driven environment? We sure do.