• International Programme Scheduler

    Location UK-London
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/18/2018 6:28 AM)
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  • Overview

    This is fun and varied key role within Vubiquity’s Programme Planning team for a candidate with a passion for film and TV content.  You will be creating and generating the detailed VOD and EST content schedules for Vubiquity’s content services across its international portfolio 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.


    Spanish language skills would be a bonus but not essential. 


    VOD Schedule Programme Planning

    • Creates, manages & develops VOD and EST programme content schedules for Vubiquity’s international VOD and EST services
    • 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 and EST 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 acquisition
    • Recommends & justifies content selections for new or existing content propositions as directed by the Programme Planning Manager
    • Recommends & implements improvements to existing VOD and EST content schedules to maximize performance of the 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 and EST content to the wider business liaising with the Client Services department for each territory to ensure effective communication of the Schedule
    • 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 Client Services, 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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