Full Time Job

VP, Scheduling


Burbank, CA 05-12-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
The CW is both a top broadcast TV network in the US and a fast-growing, ad-supported streaming service. With a network that reaches 100% of US television households and a streaming footprint on all major platforms, The CW reaches audiences at scale on both linear and digital television. The CW streaming service is available for free to consumers and is home to the latest episodes and seasons of The CW's primetime programming, live streaming of CW Sports content, and a library of entertaining film and television content for on-demand viewing. The CW is 75%-owned by Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST), a leading diversified media company and the largest CW affiliate group.

The Job:

The Vice President, Scheduling position is primarily focused on optimizing The CW's schedule to maximize ratings while supporting original content.

This position will play an integral role in the growth of The CW Network, continually working to improve each hour of the schedule. This role will also play a significant role as The CW transitions into a major player in sports broadcasting.

The ideal candidate is relationship-focused, excel-savvy, detail oriented, and able to thrive in a constantly changing environment.

This person will report to the SVP of Program Planning, Scheduling and Acquisitions.

The Daily:
• Own ''color grid'' which is the active schedule for planning purposes
• Develop long term scenarios partnering with Presidents of The CW and SVP of Programming to optimize the program schedule
• Create new scheduling/stunting ideas to coincide with existing programming and pop culture calendar
• Liaise with scheduling teams across competitive broadcast networks to ensure we properly counter program against their tentpoles
• Propose and execute ideas to maximize ratings while supporting our priority programs and/or capitalize on the pop culture calendar
• Partner with IT to build out a scheduling and inventory management system in Airtable
• Work with sports leagues to understand event timing and any possible changes due to overruns
• Screen potential new series acquisitions and assists with selections and timing of acquired movies
• Collaborate across all functions to ensure there are no concerns before making schedule changes
• Work on ad hoc inventory management projects

The Essentials:
• 8 years of relevant industry experience (e.g. scheduling, research)
• Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to present to and collaborate with senior executives.
• Excel at building relationships quickly to drive deliverables incorporating cross-functional feedback.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office (especially Excel) and Airtable.
• Thrives in a fast-paced environment.
• Demonstrates a passion for content as an avid viewer of TV & Film with knowledge of the evolving media landscape.
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and drive progress under tight timelines.

The Compensation
• $180K - $210K/yr commensurate with experience and skill levels.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d5ypp1-44-210-83-132-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $180,000 to $210,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile

Nexstar Media Group is America’s largest local television and media company with 196 full power stations (including partner stations) in 114 markets addressing nearly 63% of US television households and a growing digital media operation.