Programming Coordinator

Discovery Communications, LLC – New York, NY

Position SummaryOur Team
Animal Planet, a multi-media business unit of Discovery Inc, is the world s only entertainment brand that immerses viewers in the full range of life in the animal kingdom with rich, deep content via multiple platforms and offers animal lovers and pet owners access to a centralized online, television and mobile community for immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment, information and enrichment. Animal Planet works every day to keep the childhood joy and wonder of animals alive by bringing people up close in every way.
The Role
The Programming Coordinator will be responsible for the smooth operation of Animal Planet Programming department, by executing Network programming strategies. The Programming Coordinator will also work with Programming team to coordinate the overall process for the network, and function to meet business initiatives.Responsibilities1. Ensure accurate input and maintenance of the daily, weekly, and quarterly total day schedule as well update key programming information in all systems.
2. Act as liaison between programming department and various internal departments (Media Logistics, Commercial Ops, Ad Sales, Media Planning, Production Development, Listings Services, Digital Media, Communications, Marketing and IT among others) informing of schedule changes and answering scheduling questions.
3. Update key programming information in all systems. Ensure HIVE and PDS information is complete and accurate. Manage and update all programming scheduling documents.
4. Update program metadata and manage gathering of key listings information.
5. Review, approve and disseminate APL listings on monthly and weekly basis. Monitor listings to Ensure they are correct across all listing providers
6. Informing of schedule changes and answering scheduling questions
7. Track and update competitive documents providing key competitor schedules and calendar events.
8. Track delivery schedules and update delivery documents anytime there is new information.
9. Participate in special projects and perform other duties as assignedRequirements

  • Bachelors degree
  • 1-2 years experience in entertainment, fictional television, or non-fiction documentary television.
  • High-level verbal and written communication, interpersonal, analytical, organization, time management and prioritization skills.
  • Proficient in Windows, Word, Excel.
  • Knowledge of PDS, Gabriel and Gemini preferred,
  • Initiative and desire to learn new database technologies.
  • Detail orientation/organizational skills, ability to work well with many and diverse personalities, while having the ability to thrive under pressure
  • Ability to work well with numbers
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Must have the legal right to work in the U.S.
  • New York City, New York, NYC, NYC

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