Position Summary TLC is seeking an experienced tv junky join our winning team as VP, Program Planning and Scheduling. This role will be responsible for the day to day scheduling, inventory management, ratings optimization, budget administration and cross-departmental communication of both linear and non-linear programming priorities, initiatives and stunts for 2 linear cable networks. Responsibilities [...]
TLC is seeking an experienced tv junky join our winning team as VP, Program Planning and Scheduling. This role will be responsible for the day to day scheduling, inventory management, ratings optimization, budget administration and cross-departmental communication of both linear and non-linear programming priorities, initiatives and stunts for 2 linear cable networks.
1. In Conjunction with SVP, formulate and implement multi-year content plan. Maintains long-range content plan, long-range planning grids, and current schedules to exceed Business Plan audience targets for linear business and digital platforms 2. Ensure entire network organization is in synch on upcoming schedule needs, air-dates, program changes, delivery dates, and key programming stunts and initiatives 3. Work closely with TLC Research, Ad Sales Research/Ad Sales Estimates department to forecast potential network audience estimates 4. Shepherd and Track production projects from Greenlight through Delivery to ensure robust pipeline of shows available to maximize network performance 5. Works across departments and networks to develop best practices and refine the Pre-Greenlight and Greenlight to air processes 6. Establish and maintain strong collaborative and communicative relationships with multiple departments, including Research, Production, Development, Digital, PMD, Marketing, Communications, Finance, Network and Ad Ops, and Ad Sales. 7. Oversee day to day operations of the scheduling team 8. Work closely with Finance to ensure that Cash, Investment and Amort budgets as well as other key metrics are being monitored and optimized. 9. Liase with PMD, Business Affairs and Legal as needed for Title Clearances and to ensure that contracts match payment and exploitation schedules. 10. Accountable for the performance and results of multiple teams focused on related, but different types of w
Education & Experience * Typically requires BS/BA or MS/MA/MBA or other graduate degree in related discipline and at least 10-15 years of proven management experience, including a management role in linear and multi-platform scheduling with a proven track record of success
* Must have the legal right to work in the United States
Functional Competencies: * Data driven * Out of the box thinking * Financial Responsibility * Independent Initiative * Institutional knowledge of both the industry and of the competitive multi-platform entertainment environment * Awareness of the larger cultural entertainment environment * Experimentation and Innovation
Work style Competencies: * Strong time-management, prioritization, and organization skills * Creative thinker who relishes challenging the status quo * "Lean forward" bias to collaborate, find opportunities and drive results * Exceptional attention to detail and ability to progress multiple projects in parallel
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The Director of Programming & Production leads the programming team for WHYY TV12. This position oversees national and local television programming on broadcast, cable/satellite, live linear streaming and digital video platforms. The person holding this position strategically evaluates television content offerings and creates television programming schedules, including amplifying local stories that will increase WHYY’s impact [...]
The Director of Programming & Production leads the programming team for WHYY TV12. This position oversees national and local television programming on broadcast, cable/satellite, live linear streaming and digital video platforms.
The person holding this position strategically evaluates television content offerings and creates television programming schedules, including amplifying local stories that will increase WHYY’s impact in the viewing territory. The position works closely with the Vice President of Programming & Production to manage local productions and national presentations.
The Director is a key liaison between Content Production, Communication & Member Relations, Development and Institutional Advancement to ensure cross departmental communication around programming and production pipelines to advance audience, membership and revenue goals and strategies.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Create the TV program schedule for WHYY’s main channel with the goal of increasing the ratings and maintain cumulative audience.
Build programming and production budgets, including managing program acquisitions.
Manage distribution of content on live linear streaming (e.g., YouTube TV), digital video platforms (YouTube), cable video on demand and others
Recommend and implement strategies to improve content performance by monitoring overnight ratings, cumulative data and audience trends.
Maintain a relationship with public television distributors (PBS, American Public Television, NETA, BBC, Acorn, EPS and others); attend annual conferences and distributor meetings.
Send out the monthly schedule to all staff, identifying program highlights and content that has local tie-ins.
Supervise television operations and manage the traffic team. Work with with Joint Master Control Operation company (Centralcast), ProTrack vendor (Myers) and others to build more effective workflows/practices in content delivery.
Supervise Production and Programming Coordinator and work with the position to manage local series and standalone content.
Work collaboratively with underwriting and promotions team on scheduling priorities and requirements.
Manage program acquisitions – nationally syndicated content and local acquisitions.
Oversee national presentations with distributors.
Respond to concerns/issues/problems associated with TV broadcast content.
Conduct general project management duties, including setting deadlines, assigning responsibilities, securing approvals, releases, etc.
Develop improved workflow, monitoring department resources while working to increase efficiency
Build and nurture relationships with independent producers and local producing organizations.
Education: Requires the knowledge obtained by receiving a Bachelor's degree in a related discipline.
Experience: Five to six years public television experience. Programming experience a huge plus, along with data analysis and/or ratings background. Experience with licensing and negotiating content fees with PBS, APT, NETA, EPS, BBC, and other distribution/production companies and independent producers designated for air.
Technical Skills: Must be technologically savvy, with fluent use of business software systems including Microsoft Office, (Word, Excel), and the ability to use content management systems and software tools. Experience with and capable of operating digital broadcast equipment required.