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Scheduling Coordinator

Apply Now Apply Later Current TFCF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10012523 Location Washington, DC, United States Business National Geographic Date posted Aug. 18, 2021

Job Summary:

OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

National Geographic

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Programming Coordinator (Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo Mundo)

New York, NY or Washington DC

Job Description:

The Nat Geo Wild & Nat Geo Mundo Scheduling Coordinator is responsible for inputting, maintaining and communicating the Nat Geo Wild and Nat Geo Mundo programming schedules. This includes the accurate creation of linear schedules and maintaining all schedule tracking. The Coordinator will make recommendations and updates to schedules and content plans, as well as communicate schedules and updates to key internal departments (i.e. Multiplatform Scheduling, Ad Sales, Broadcast Operations, Business Operations, NG Studios, Production, etc.). The coordinator must have an understanding of scheduling and have a keen interest in the factual television landscape.  

Job Responsibilities:

  • Implementation of the linear network schedules and program entry in internal scheduling database systems
  • Work with Director and Manager of Program Strategy to translate and implement overarching channel strategies into specific scheduling tactics
  • Maintain knowledge of the networks’ priorities and performance, recommending changes to the schedule to help drive ratings and enrich viewing experience on both linear and non-linear platforms
  • Coordinate and communicate plans with a variety of departments to ensure materials are ready, schedules are correct and that the requisite teams are fully up-to-date regarding current schedules and content roll-out
  • Send formatted urgent schedule updates to listings providers; perform regular audit reports of listings and notify appropriate teams if inaccuracies are discovered. Communicate title, v-chip rating, and descriptions as appropriate.
  • Maintain a broad knowledge of the factual television landscape and industry trends, tracking and providing reports and updates on competitor activity
  • As required, provide support for wider National Geographic team and Programming department including cross training to support other channels and platforms and assisting on ad hoc projects
  • Represent Nat Geo Wild and Nat Geo Mundo Programming in departmental meetings.
  • Provide scheduling information and support with our direct-to-consumer partners (Disney+, Hulu, Star).
  • Assist in multiplatform duties associated with linear content migrating onto nonlinear platforms (VOD, TV Everywhere, Hulu, MVPD partners’ platforms).

Basic Qualifications:

  • Highly organized with attention to detail
  • Creative and strategic thinker
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to multi-task, prioritize workflow and work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communications skills both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated experience with PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of the following systems a plus: VPS, Keynote, Tableau, Adobe Analytics

  • Preferred Qualifications:
    • Minimum 1 year in media related field
    • Spanish fluency (written and spoken) preferred

  • Preferred Education: Bachelor’s degree in Television or equivalent work experience
  • Additional Information: Equal Opportunity Employer-Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability
  • Job Posting Industries: Television
  • Primary Location-City: New York City or Washington DC
  • Primary Location-State: New York or Washington DC
  • Primary Location-Country: US

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.



About National Geographic:

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between Disney and the National Geographic Society, is committed to bringing the world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines; National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms; books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years, and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation and education.

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 National Geographic, which is part of a business segment we call National Geographic.

National Geographic 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 or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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.

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