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Scheduler, BBC Global News

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Job Introduction

BBC World News is the BBC’s 24-hour commercially funded international news and information channel, available in over 450 million homes in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

BBC World News provides all the latest news, business, weather and sport 24 hours a day, plus the best of the BBC’s current affairs, documentary and lifestyle programming. It provides unmatched, impartial, in-depth analysis of breaking news, as well as looking at the stories behind the headlines.

Role Responsibility

  • Maintain the detailed current schedule and advise on the mix of programmes needed to fulfil strategic objectives and ensure the audience research is utilised to properly inform and support scheduling changes
  • Support the manager on programme delivery, duration and the proposed transmission date
  • Anticipate and resolve cross channel scheduling issues. To optimise the flow of information across and between different services to ensure that schedules across all services are complementary and that opportunities to share themes and avoid duplication / clashes are taken
  • Compare and assess the schedules, identifying problems such as programme clashes at the earliest stage
  • Review the schedules with supplier immediately prior to publication - checking for clashes and other problems
  • Ensure that ‘as run’ (actually transmitted) information supplied is reconciled, so that the historic schedule is always accurate and complete

Are you the right candidate?

  • A knowledge and understanding of programme financing and of interpreting transmission and editorial policies and guidelines
  • A demonstrable knowledge and passion for BBC content and brand identity
  • Understanding of short, medium and longer term tactical scheduling strategies. Detailed knowledge and understanding of key competitors, their schedules and strategies
  • Sufficient experience of broadcasting research and analysis to have gained a thorough knowledge and understanding of how audiences consume content
  • A thorough understanding of the way in which content is commissioned, financed and produced and the brand identity of the station or channel
  • Significant experience of using IT applications and packages to produce and analyse information and data to present in user friendly formats
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills - able to relay contentious decisions without impacting on key relationships

Package Description

Contract type: 6 month FTC
Location: London


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