Full Time Job

Specialist, Scheduling

History

Remote / Virtual 04-22-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description

Employees

The majority of our employees will have flexibility that allows them to choose a predominantly remote, predominantly in-office, or hybrid setup. Our official in-office locations in the United States includes LA, NYC, Stamford, and Chicago, and we have several other states in which employees may work remotely if their role isn't one that requires them to be in or near the office. We value the health and safety of our people above all else, and our onsite attendance policies reflect that. If there is an on-site requirement for a role, it will be listed in the job description.

For those employees who would like to utilize our offices, full vaccination for COVID-19 is required for physical presence in A+E Networks workplaces. While A+E Networks will consider reasonable

accommodation requests regarding this policy in accordance with applicable law, such requests will not be considered until a conditional offer of employment is extended to a candidate. Applicants should not submit any medical or health information in connection with their application for employment.

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.

The Specialist of History Scheduling works as part of the History Scheduling, Acquisition and Strategy team. This position is responsible for maintaining and updating The History Channel air schedule, partners with key internal and external stakeholders to disseminate program information and monitors the competitive landscape to help the network maintain its competitive advantage. This position also updates all series, episodic and licensing information and works with Legal and S&P to ensure all content is cleared for air.

MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU'LL DO:

Specialist, History Scheduling:
• Maintain and update all The HISTORY Channel air schedules (including Military and History En Espanol).
• 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 Specialist is responsible for its accuracy and timely distribution.
• Updating series /episodic titles, formats, and license/rights information in internal scheduling software program and grids.
• Implement multi-platform schedule for History owned and operated platforms (site, app and VOD).
• Manage relationship with listing services to ensure content is correctly reflected on their sites and guides.
• Ensure all content is cleared for air, working with Legal/Rights Management and S&P to vet content prior to air as well as oversee upcoming schedules in the event of breaking news events that may warrant schedule changes.
• Monitor competitive landscape to help network maintain its advantage (competitive log).
• Maintain and distribute key docs including monthly series rollout and banked/ premiere date docs.
• Partner with key stakeholders across multiple departments to disseminate scheduling information – including but not limited to Ad Sales, Traffic, Marketing, Press, Programming, Research, and Operations.
• Work across brands with counterparts at A&E and Lifetime to ensure collaboration occurs and scheduling conflicts are minimized.
• The specialist should be collaborative and have a willingness to contribute to new programming strategies on History linear and non-linear platforms.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

The specialist is required to have a high attention to detail. You'll have the opportunity to innovate and learn. You'll be part of the team that builds the programming schedule from top to bottom as well as creating enhanced content for the channel. You'll use both analytics and creativity in this role. 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.

YOUR STORY: [+BEHAVIORS] (what you need to have)
• 1-2 year's experience in media (preferably in content planning/scheduling)
• Bachelor's degree in communications, film, television or related field
• Strong computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Excellent attention to detail, strong communication & organizational skills
• Ability to multitask and adapt quickly
• Knowledge of television programming and the pop culture competitive landscape
• Strong interest in data analysis and applying data-based solutions a plus

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gmz06x-44-200-74-241-42 in your application.

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