Coordinator, Programming Planning & Scheduling

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Ref#: 29060
CBS Business Unit: Showtime
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About Us:
Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME 2™, SHOWTIME® SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME®, SHOWTIME BEYOND®, SHOWTIME NEXT®, SHOWTIME WOMEN®, SHOWTIME FAMILY ZONE® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ XTRA. SNI also offers SHOWTIME HD™, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ HD, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™. All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®.
Description:
This position is responsible for implementing all aspects of the monthly program schedules for SNI branded networks as assigned, including any and all related analytical work. The Supervisor, Program Planning & Scheduling works with the Vice President, Program Planning & Scheduling on monthly strategies for each programming service so that the schedules fulfill all basic targeted strategies, are well-balanced from a creative and product usage standpoint and deliver the maximum audience in all dayparts.  

Specifically, you will:

  • With oversight by the Vice President, Program Planning & Scheduling, develop and execute the monthly linear program schedules as assigned so that the schedules are balanced, distinctive and complementary to other cable services. Maximize viewing opportunities for all movies and programs 
  • With oversight by the Vice President, Program Planning & Scheduling, develop and execute the multiplatform programming schedules as assigned, delivering the optimal product mix to drive usage, as well as support sales’ and marketing’s goals.
  • Participate in the maintenance of custom programming database (TV Data/TeleTRAK) for the purpose of providing competitive analyses.
  • Analytical projects -- related to SNI’s competitors (e.g. “HBO GO”) as well as SNI’s programming -- as assigned.
  • Screen movies and other programs, including short-form, assigned to a particular month in order to determine content issues and provide ratings and advisory recommendations.  Determine the most effective placement for each individual product and ensure sensitive and responsible treatment of R-rated or equivalent movies.

Qualifications:
To qualify, you must have:
  • Relevant internships in the media industry
  • Strong working knowledge of feature films and television (passion!)
  • Very strong organizational skills as well as a strong sense of priority and effective decision making skills 
  • Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously while ensuring accuracy under severe time constraints 
  • Excellent follow through skills and ability to communicate effectively with both superiors and subordinates  
  • Strong sense of interdepartmental needs, deadlines, etc. and the ability to interface effectively with others both inside and outside the company.
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Preferred: Prior experience and understanding of television research and film evaluation

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