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Assistant Media Scheduler (BBC Media Inventory)

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Job Introduction

The Media Planning team are currently looking for an Assistant Media Scheduler, based at Salford for an Attachment or fixed-term contract. This role will support the Media Inventory Coordinator and the Media Data Analyst, in aiding the coordination of inventory and analysing media activity across the Media Planning teams.

The Media Planning department manage the BBC’s promotional inventory. Covering everything from TV and Radio airtime to iPlayer and BBC Homepage promotional activity, the department provides insight into how to effectively target the right audiences to achieve the desired marketing objectives. We work closely with marketing teams and advise on all uses of inventory across the BBC portfolio as well as liaising with external media buying agencies.

Grade 5 - proposed Band B

Role Responsibility

The Assistant Media Scheduler (Inventory) will be responsible for the detailed logging of promotional spots across all the BBC’s television channels.

You will build regular reports of how the BBC’s TV airtime has been scheduled and will also circulate daily updates of campaign progress to the wider team, flagging issues and liaising with schedulers to keep on target. Additionally, you will be responsible for the scheduling of content on the public-facing and department digital screens with promotional and informative content.

As an Assistant Media Scheduler (Inventory), you will support the Media Inventory Coordinator in the management of reactive and tactical issues to ensure a consistent approach with the promotional content of junctions.

The role will also require you to support the Media Data Analyst in using relevant digital analytics tools and supporting in the reporting of online activity as well as extracting, analysing and applying media research to provide cross-platform audience focus to Media Planning.

You will provide research data and analysis to support Media Planning to predict future audience levels, enabling optimal use of promotional airtime. You will also grow and develop skills by helping with ad hoc analyses and projects, and administrative duties where relevant.

Are you the right candidate?

As an Assistant Media Scheduler (Inventory), you will have experience of audience or market research, ideally gained within a media agency or broadcaster environment.

You will have experience of using industry databases, ideally TechEdge or similar BARB software, and the ability to produce reports from that information that are meaningful and engaging.

It is essential that you have experience of dealing with and analysing large data sets and also an informed interest in developments in audience research techniques and systems.

The Assistant Media Scheduler (Inventory) will have a great understanding of the theory behind a broadcast or advertising schedule and a demonstrable interest in and knowledge of television/radio/digital output and the BBC.

The ideal candidate will be highly analytical with experience of analysing detailed research data and writing reports with actionable insight. You will be highly numerate with strong attention to detail and excellent PC skills, especially extensive experience of spreadsheet analysis and creation, including Excel formulas and pivot tables.

This is a fast paced and exciting environment so the ideal candidate must have proven experience of excellent time management and an ability to work to tight deadlines.

You will also have the potential to learn quickly, adapt and be flexible to a variety of work, including the use of new systems and processes. The Assistant Media Scheduler (Inventory) will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be assertive and tactful, with a proactive approach and ability to work independently, without close supervision, and as part of a team.

Package Description

Grade 5 - proposed Band B

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