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  • Programme Scheduling Planner

    Locations UK-LONDON
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/7/2018 12:45 PM)
    Function
    Programming/Scheduling
    Brand
    Nickelodeon
    Position Level
    Coordinator
  • Overview

    Programme Scheduling Planner

    Fixed Term Contract


    Nickelodeon is a top performing commercial kids TV network in the UK. Launched in 1993, it comprises seven dedicated award-winning entertainment channels for kids aged 2-12: Nickelodeon, NickToons, NickToons Replay, Nick Jr, Nick Jr 2, Nick Replay and Nickelodeon HD, the first HD kids channel in the Sky Kids Pack.


    The Nickelodeon network now reaches more than 10 million viewers a month and is available in 12.7 million cable and satellite homes.

     

    The company has built a diverse multi-platform business by putting kids first in everything it does and includes critically acclaimed and hugely popular television programming and production in the United Kingdom and around the world, plus consumer products, online, events, recreation and feature films. Nickelodeon UK is a joint venture between MTV Networks and BSkyB.


    Nickelodeon network shows include: SpongeBob SquarePants, Paw Patrol and live action hits Henry Danger, Game Shakers and School of Rock.

     

     

    Job responsibilities


    The job requires great attention to detail, a working knowledge of television ratings, the television market and an approach to scheduling that is both strategic and creative. Experience in children’s TV is preferential but not a necessity.

     

    • Management of the schedules of two Nick Jr channels from the 16 week sign off to release ensuring all schedule grids, premiere lists and necessary documentation is up to date and accurate liaising with the following departments, Editorial Operations, Channel Operations and Media Planning
    • To be responsible for entering and maintaining accurate program schedules in WON
    • To build strong relationships and handle day to day enquires, communicating initiatives or changes, as required or requested
    • Monitor channels’ schedule performance and recommend short/long term initiatives for discussion with the Director of Programming to ensure channels maintain their competitive edge
    • Ensure all schedule amendments are processed accurately and communicated to relevant departments
    • Forward Planning alongside the Director of Programming to develop stunts and event strategies to achieve the most commercially attractive schedule
    • To communicate the schedule plans to other departments and ensure clear understanding of the priorities
    • To sit on ad hoc internal working parties as a representative of the channel (such as stunt taskforces)
    • Ensure the integration of non-linear scheduling VOD working closely with the multiplatform team


    Skills

    • Excellent admin skills and attention to detail
    • Planning Experience
    • An analytical mind with creative flair to identify key facts, trends and issues.
    • Resilience to cope with the pressure of tight deadlines and a demanding workload with changing priorities
    • Understanding of audience research
    • Clear understanding of the Nickelodeon brands and a passion for television

     

    IT competence

    • Experience with Excel is a must
    • Preferably experienced in WON and / or research systems such as Techedge

     

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