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On-Air Promotions Scheduling Associate, FX Networks

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 888509BR Location Los Angeles, California, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Nov. 23, 2021

Job Summary:

This department is responsible for scheduling promotional and branding elements that air nationally each day directly on the linear FX Networks. These elements support award-winning FX Original Programming and acquired movies, as well as those of synergy partners across the entire corporation including Disney+, ABC, ESPN, NatGeo, Freeform, and Hulu. Each day the team strives to put together the best promotional message while navigating a dynamic, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, interested-in learning about the on-air promotional process, and eager to collaborate with a diverse team of entertainment and pop culture enthusiasts.

Responsibilities:

  • The Administrator of FX Networks’ On-Air Promotions Scheduling is responsible for assisting OAP personnel in a variety of tasks that enable the accurate scheduling and delivery of the network’s daily broadcast log.
  • Duties include: heavy, daily promo-data entry, interacting with Commercial Administration department about log issues and tasks; assist with scheduling automation elements, and cooperating on tasks that crossover with the FXS Operations department.
  • Additional duties include: Administrative support on AV/barter spots, cross-channel assistance, VOD scheduling, trafficking support, credit squeeze placement, contingency log creation, maintenance of the department’s format sheet reference materials, and back-up promo lists for live programming.
  • The Administrator position is a deadline-oriented role that directly impacts the look and quality of the FX networks.
  • The Administrator work with OAP departments across the FX suite of networks to ensure the success of all.
  • Schedules on-air promo elements into the company’s traffic system (i.e. promos, interstitials, added-value elements, cross-channel/synergy, program intros, promo advisories, etc.). Assists other scheduling personnel in a variety of tasks in order to deliver an accurate daily broadcast log that promotes programs/movies to increase ratings.
  • Creates the daily credit squeeze promo grids and back-up/contingency promo lists
  • Assists OAP Trafficking and Operations personnel in scheduling-related tasks as directed.
  • Maintains format sheet materials and various reference files.

Basic Qualifications:

  • At least 1 year of prior work or internship experience in the television industry, experience related to scheduling, operations and/or post production strongly preferred.
  • Strong communication skills are required. Communication with various departments required on a daily basis.
  • Extremely detail oriented. Must thrive on working in an intense, fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to make decisions and suggestions on placement of promos based on priorities and audience composition is requested. Familiarity with basic addition and subtraction of time (hours, minutes, and seconds) needed.
  • Familiarity with any of the broadcast-log computer systems a plus. Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook required.
  • A general knowledge of the television industry is important. Strong knowledge of current TV industry/landscape/formats.
  • Good organizational, time management and prioritization skills are necessary. Must have ability to multitask, effectively coordinate changing priorities, and handle tight deadlines. Ability to work closely with others a must. General knowledge of linear broadcast logs is a plus.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College graduate preferred.


About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with International Family Entertainment, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

International Family Entertainment, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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