Full Time Job

On-Air Coordinator

Warner Bros. Discovery

Auckland, New Zealand 03-01-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

Warner Bros. Discovery NZ is looking for an experienced On-Air Coordinator (Presentation Director) to join the Broadcast Operations team as an On Air Coordinator.

Reporting to the Senior Supervisor - Broadcast Operations and based in Auckland, you will support WBD NZ Operations & Engineering. This position involves shift work including Daytime or Overnight shifts and requires someone who has enthusiasm and places an emphasis on quality and customer service.

The Purpose of the role is to check and maintain the Transmission Playout Schedule through the On-Air Presentation Suite as rostered.

Some of the key elements of this position will involve the proficient operation of the Transmission Playout Automation system and all relevant equipment in the Presentation Suite and the fault-free checking and playout of programmes, commercials, promos, and associated material for our Television brands.


Ensure that all content goes to air fault free:
• Monitoring all channels, overall and individually at agreed intervals
• Monitor 'The Penalty Box' for any issues or adjustments
• Changeover to Alternate Paths when required
• Ensure that late delivered News Updates, Promos and Programmes get to air correctly
• Manual changes to the On Air Playlist as required
• Import playlists from Traffic & Transmission Operations when required

Liaise with various departments any schedule changes or adjustments:
• Follow up on any missing media
• Follow up on any timing adjustments that need to be made
• Accurately enter and follow up on any Discrepancies or Issues into the DIDI system and immediate escalation and communications as required

The proficient operation of the automation and playout systems:
• Proper running of the Automation & Playout system
• Live event playlist manipulation and overall handling of a Live event
• Disaster Recovery if any system fails to keep all channels going

Additional Tasks
• As requested from Senior Supervisor Broadcast Operations

• Knowledge of the television industry
• Understanding of scheduling and traffic processes, industry and environment
• Computer literate and able to learn new systems quickly
• Relationship building skills
• Manages time and resources effectively, very organized
• Solves difficult problems through probing and analysis to reach effective solutions
• Open to exploring different ideas, options and opportunities to further business objectives
• Attention to detail - highly accurate
• Able to work under time pressure and meet deadlines
• Is aware and understands the strategic business goals, both on an individual and team level, and how these relate to overall company objectives
• Listens effectively in order to understand other viewpoints
• Explains information, concepts, ideas or instructions clearly, in both written and verbal form

How We Get Things Done…

This last bit is probably the most important! Here at WBD, our guiding principles are the core values by which we operate and are central to how we get things done. You can find them at along with some insights from the team on what they mean and how they show up in their day to day. We hope they resonate with you and look forward to discussing them during your interview.

The Legal Bits…

Warner Bros. Discovery embraces the opportunity to build a workforce that reflects the diversity of our society and the world around us. Being an equal opportunity employer means that we take seriously our responsibility to consider qualified candidates on the basis of merit, regardless of sex, gender identity, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, disability or any other category protected by law.

If you're a qualified candidate with a disability and you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for this position, please contact us at

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gpe3pe-44-200-171-156-42 in your application.