Full Time Job

Programming Specialist


Englewood, CO 11-11-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Summary of Position

The Programming Specialist manages a high volume of movie and series content for subscribers across the STARZ services, including digital products, On Demand and linear channels. The Programming Specialist plans content within the parameters set by the business rules and contractual requirements tied to the content.

• Manage and comply with a dynamic set of content planning parameters including, but not limited to, studio contract rules, affiliate contract requirements, and internal business rules.

• Primary focus on planning non-linear services with secondary focus on planning linear channels.

• Generate non-linear title volume, refresh rate, and inventory analysis reports on a monthly basis.

• Assist with content smoothing for linear channels, ensuring a balance of strength and variety month-to-month and adjusting for changes in inventory levels.

• Coordinate with Business Affairs when license windows are changed or terminated and to reconcile window discrepancies within content management systems.

• Assist in modeling new non-linear products and services based on existing inventory and limitations.

• Communicate linear scheduling changes to guides services through Change Memos.

• Assist in screening Original and acquired content and assigning TV ratings and content advisories.

• Update Nielsen schedules to reflect current linear and VOD schedules.

• Ensure weekly delivery of online and On Demand content meets all Quality Control and Encoding deadlines.

• Perform User Acceptance Testing for the current planning & scheduling systems, as needed.

• Other business operations, as assigned.

Qualifications & Skills
• Bachelor's degree preferred; Minimum two years related experience and/or training; And/or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Extremely detail-oriented and organized, with problem-solving abilities.

• Ability to multi-task.

• Strong written communication skills.

• Excellent math skills.

• Strong Microsoft Office proficiency, specifically Excel.

• Thorough knowledge of motion picture and television productions including current theatrical releases and general film.

• Experience in scheduling and planning modules a plus.

About the Company

Business Unit Overview


With the Company aligning its studio operations behind the growth of its streaming business, Starz has become one of the pre-eminent modern premium global streaming platforms. Offering subscribers more than 7.500 television episodes, including Starz original series and provocative documentaries, along with a broad catalogue of first-run movies, Starz is taking the lead in delivering relatable premium content that makes it the platform of choice among a wide spectrum of female, African-American and other historically underserved audiences. Its focused brand, premium content and freedom from legacy relationships position Starz at the forefront of the new bundles emerging throughout the media ecosystem, a compelling value proposition to complement virtually every kind of subscription platform.

Distinguished by its successful and focused content strategy, top programming, exceptional curation and speed to market, Starz has quickly scaled its platform to become one of the most widely distributed and fastest-growing OTT services in the world, with OTT subscribers making up more than half of its global subscriber base. The Starzplay International premium subscription service offers a ''best of global SVOD'' content portfolio in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, Latin America, Canada, Japan and India through a bespoke and expanding network of distribution partners. The Starzplay Arabia joint venture is one of the leading SVOD operators in the fast-growing Middle East and North Africa region. The proprietary and highly-rated Starz app, a proven hit with US audiences, continues to roll out internationally.
Our Benefits
• Full Coverage – Medical, Vision, and Dental

• Work/Life Balance – generous sick days, vacation days, holidays, and Impact Day

• 401(k) company matching

• Tuition Reimbursement (up to graduate degree)


$60,800 - $72,900

EEO Statement

Nearest Major Market: Denver

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gw93xk-54-227-97-219-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Combining the STARZ premium global subscription platform with world-class motion picture and television studio operations, Lionsgate brings a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. Its film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and the largest collection of film and television franchises in the independent media space.