Full Time Job

Program Specialist


Charlotte, NC 11-15-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description
Great Location! Great Company! Great Job! Are you looking to join one of the nation's most diversified media, information, and technology companies? One that offers a continuous learning environment, opportunities for advancement, and exceptional benefits? Then industry leader Hearst Television may be your perfect fit.

Located in beautiful Charlotte, our Ad Operations unit has a unique opening for a Program Specialist. Based at our state-of-the-art Hub, this position supports Hearst Television's 32 stations across the country. Responsibilities include creation of format templates that maximize commercial inventory and ensure quality of on-air look, program scheduling for all stations, coordination of distributor, local station and network information, maintenance of program inventory and maintenance of Wide Orbit coding as it relates to program standardization.

Job Responsibilities:
• Maintain standardized Program Names for all programs
• Maintain standardized Format Codes used by WideOrbit in conjunction with Engineering Automation needs
• Maintain standardized Inventory Codes for all programs and changes to each station's Inventory Trees
• Creation of shared format templates for all programming using standardized guidelines for break structure and snipe/bug/ID placement to ensure quality of on-air look and commercial inventory maximization
• Schedule all program changes (network, local, and syndicated) for all stations; Review network and local schedules and formats for revisions needed to daily log
• Station contact for all program related inquires; Liaison to CDC personnel regarding program/episode information
• Interpret multiple pieces of information from many different sources – ie. Station grids, networks, e-mails, etc
• Build relationships with station programming personnel which will help streamline processes and help with the timeliness of programming turn-around
• Review daily formats for HTV banned spots and communicate how necessary
• Work as a team when it comes to projects or having to check others formatting like Olympics formats

Qualifications Requirements:
• Working knowledge of WideOrbit Traffic System preferred
• Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) preferred
• Exceptional organizational skills
• Must be able to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines
• Accurate, Detail-oriented and self-starter
• Strong communication skills
• Knowledge of program distributor terminology preferred
• Onsite attendance is required

Compensation and Benefits:
• Competitive pay - commensurate with experience
• Extensive training program
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance
• 401k plan
• Paid vacation and holidays
• Career advancement opportunities

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gxoexz-54-174-225-82-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households.