Scheduler - Flexible Working Available

London (Greater)
24 Jan 2020
24 Feb 2020
Full Time
Contract Type

Position Summary

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 and Media Planning departments, ensuring accuracy, completeness, compliance and delivery according to the prescribed deadlines.  The schedulers form part of a team working directly under the Supervisor.


  • Preparing daily programme schedules, ensuring they are all accurate for transmission according to applicable regulations on all feeds. 
  • Interpreting media plans in order to maximize effectiveness of all inventory.
  •  Promoting best practice workflows in IBMS and business workflows
  • Liaison with 3rd parties (e.g. External Advertising Sales Agency, Regional Sales Houses, and External Play-out Service Provider) as required.
  • Liaising with Content ops, Media Planning, Inventory management and programme planning team to follow up technical issues related to scheduled materials such as promotions, commercials, sponsorships, etc.
  • Liaising with the Media Planner to ensure smooth hand over of prepped schedules ready for promo placement.
  • Taking a proactive role in the on-air look and strategy of the channel by regular monitoring and reviewing of feed.
  • Identify issues and work with relevant departments to find solutions ensuring all elements air successfully and fulfill Ofcom/Nicam, etc 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.
  • Representing Network scheduling professionally at all times
  • Assisting and supporting other teams within the Network Origination Services department with various ad-hoc tasks as needed


  • Broad presentation experience at least 2 or more years` within the broadcasting environment including live scheduling
  • A Team player with the ability to work in teams across the department and cross-territorial
  • Broad understanding of the Broadcasting environment, Ofcom, Nicam, IBMS/WON applications and their interfaces.
  • Flexible approach to work.
  • Experience in Free to Air/Commercial On-Air scheduling
  • Willingness to take responsibility and work on own initiative.
  • Computer literate with prior experience in working with Excel and Word and relevant presentation system.
  • Ability to work as part of wider team and to interpret instructions appropriately.
  • Proactive individual with a ‘can do’ attitude but knows when to escalate issues.
  • Proven track record of efficient scheduling under pressure.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and a structured approach to problem solving.
  • A passion for television and a sound knowledge of Discovery programming.
  • Ability to be pro-active and highly motivated at all times

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