• International Programme Scheduler

    Location UK-London
    Posted Date 4 months ago(2/2/2018 10:47 AM)
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  • Overview

    This is a key role within Vubiquity’s Programme Planning team.  You will be creating and generating the detailed VOD content schedules for Vubiquity’s VOD content services across its international portfolio of VOD services with a particular focus on English speaking territories outside of the US and Canada.


    The role combine creative and analytical skills, in equal measure, and requires a meticulous eye for detail, great content knowledge and a real understanding of processes within a media environment.


    VOD Schedule Programme Planning

    • Creates, manages & develops VOD programme content schedules for Vubiquity’s international VOD services and mobile as directed by Manager
    • Ensures the programme schedule output meets specific supplier and platform requirements including agreed refresh, volume, content quality and delivery dates
    • Implements the content scheduling of VOD content propositions across regional deployments
    • A particular focus on selecting and programming Movie,TV and TV content and related marketing campaigns is required for this role.

    VOD Content Development & Content Selection

    • Working with Content Acquisition Teams, views content screeners for potential acquisitio
    • Recommends & justifies content selections for new or existing content propositions as directed by the Programme Planning Manager
    • Recommends & implements improvements to existing VOD content schedules to maximize performance of VOD content proposition
    • Generates draft content schedules for new content service from initial brief from Manager
    • Supports acquisition process, providing feedback to Vubiquity acquisitions on content and schedule requirements, product gaps and opportunities
    • Generates regular marketing ideas/concepts and executes in conjunction with locally based marketing managers.

    Communication of VOD Schedules

    • Point-person for communicating the VOD content to the wider business liaising with Service Delivery Managers for each territory to ensure effective communication of the Schedul
    • Liaison with  clients to ensure content schedules are correctly and clearly communicated
    • Liaison with major content suppliers to discuss & review TV content schedule planning and improving the product proposition
    • Liaises with key departments including Service Delivery, Acquisitions, Marketing and Operations as well as content suppliers to enable the maintenance of regional schedules
    • Communicates changes including updates & amends to schedules to the wider business


    General VOD Schedule Management

    • Maintains accurate records e.g. of TV screening and quality, Schedules created and content availabilit
    • Oversees change control process to ensure effective updates, amends to schedules are made as required
    • Generates content availability Lists for the respective VOD services, communicating and co-ordinating these with Service Delivery, Operations, Marketing
    • Willing and able to take on new roles and responsibilities as directed by a Manager


    • Contributes in the analysis of performance data to assist in management of international services
    • Monitors competitive schedules and marketing initiatives in both local and international markets
    • Maintains a good general knowledge of TV, Music and movie content


    Entertainment Content, Licensing, Scheduling Knowledge

    • Good understanding of Entertainment (TV, Movies and Music) content, key suppliers and catalogues across all Genre
    • Good general understanding of the Entertainment content market including an informed view of the available propositions & content offerings
    • Good general understanding of content licensing deals, windowing, license terms and conditions
    • Ideally an understanding, of content scheduling principles and practise (ideally gained within a VOD environment although candidates with a background in linear TV, Web or mobile  content will be considered

    Entertainment Content Management

    • General knowledge & understanding of Digital content management processes, operational delivery and format
    • Awareness of cultural differences between territories & compliance issues
    • Ideally, a knowledge of VOD specific content management processing and workflows
    • Good general understanding of performance data, ratings analysis and key performance metrics


    • Ability to work independently & proactively as well as working effectively with other
    • Takes a flexible approach to complex problems, combining analytical knowledge with creative skills
    • Good communication skills, ability to delegate, proactively escalate problems, identify bottlenecks, positively engages with complex problems and offers solutions
    • You will have strong Excel skills as this is used on a daily basis.
    • Proficient user of Word & PowerPoint - as well as being able to work on a variety of bespoke software systems.
    • Ability to manage priorities, meet deadlines and deliver accurate, detailed, well-presented results in a fast paced environment
    • Note that some entering of metadata for Adult orientated material which some people could find offensive may be required.

    Education & Experience

    • Graduate with experience in a media environment


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