Broadcast Schedule Ops Coordinator

Greater London
Full time
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Warner Bros. Discovery
Advertising, media & publishing
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Welcome to Warner Bros. Discovery… the stuff dreams are made of.

Who We Are…

When we say, “the stuff dreams are made of,” we’re not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD’s vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are the storytellers bringing our characters to life, the creators bringing them to your living rooms and the dreamers creating what’s next…

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

Who We Are…

When we say, “the stuff dreams are made of,” we’re not just referring to the world of wizards, dragons and superheroes, or even to the wonders of Planet Earth. Behind WBD’s vast portfolio of iconic content and beloved brands, are thestorytellersbringing our characters to life, thecreatorsbringing them to your living rooms and thedreamerscreating what’s next…

From brilliant creatives, to technology trailblazers, across the globe, WBD offers career defining opportunities, thoughtfully curated benefits, and the tools to explore and grow into your best selves. Here you are supported, here you are celebrated, here you can thrive.

Your role...

The purpose of this role is to plan and prepare the daily presentation schedule for assigned networks in conjunction, and coordinating, with the Programming, On Air Promotion, Sales, Media Planning and Transmission departments, ensuring accuracy, completeness, compliance, and delivery according to the prescribed deadlines. The schedulers form part of a team working directly under the Broadcast Schedule Operations Supervisor.

Key Responsibilities...

  • Creation and finalization of the daily transmission schedule, ensuring accuracy and efficiency whilst remaining reactive to the business.

  • The planning and scheduling of Live events and Sports broadcasts across the UK portfolio of feeds as well as those across regional territories, liaising with key stakeholders across internal and external platforms to deliver the highest levels of live playout.

  • Liaising with the Media Planner to ensure smooth hand over of prepped schedules ready for promo placement.

  • Identify issues and work with relevant departments to find solutions ensuring all elements air successfully and fulfill regional regulatory requirements.

  • To fully understand break patterns and templates and ensure they are checked and loaded into the system and that all final commercial loads or amendments are actioned.

  • Organization and regular revision of presentation templates.

  • Liaise with the Media Asset Management team and Regional Sales teams checking all media items are present or accounted for prior to download of schedules to transmission.

  • Perform necessary checks to the presentation schedule.

  • Liaise with Transmission teams, confirming correct playlist versions have been received and necessary changes to ‘on-air’ have taken place.

  • Perform daily presentation schedule reconciliation and provide any reports, including discrepancy reports as required by the Supervisor/Manager.

  • Attending meetings and building strong relationships with key contacts in the UK and regional offices.

  • Cross training to develop knowledge across feeds and regions within the department.

  • Any other presentation scheduling tasks required and assigned by the Supervisor that are appropriate and in line with the position.

Requirements...

  • Experience in a presentation/promotion scheduling, traffic or a related role

  • Computer literate with prior experience working with IBMS, WhatsOn or similar scheduling systems.

  • Communication skills are a must.

  • Great attention to detail and able to work to deadlines efficiently even in pressurized situations.

  • Ability to work with others and to follow instructions.

Metrics...

  • Delivery of the daily transmission schedules within deadlines and high levels of accuracy.

  • To be able to independently resolve basic scheduling issues and commercial load errors.

  • To have a broad understanding of the regional aspects of the feed and Channel priorities

  • Successfully working with others in the organization as part of the team to ensure all schedules are delivered in a timely manner.

  • Working with other departments to ensure all matters relating to the creation of the daily presentation schedule and associated work processes are followed and any issues fed back as required.

  • To become proficient in the presentation scheduling functions across numerous channels where required.

  • Operational experience and/or Language skills are an advantage.

Onsite Working - This role is advertised as Onsite, meaning all working hours and days (regardless of shift pattern) will be carried out at the place of work. Subject to any applicable laws, WBD / your Line Manager reserves the right to change this working agreement, where this is essential to business needs and upon reasonable notice to you.

How We Get Things Done…

This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at www.wbd.com/guiding-principles/ along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.

Championing Inclusion at WBD

Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other category protected by law.If you’re a qualified candidate and you require adjustments or accommodations to search for a job opening or apply for a position, please contact us at recruitadmin@wbd.com.