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Channel Executive (FTC)

Posted: 12 Oct 2020 Closes: 11 Nov 2020
London, GB Competitive
Permanent & Full-time UKT_006925

What you will do
  • Sets up all of the channels programmes (PLA, Acquisitions and commissions) into What's On accurately and in line with deadlines/requirements
  • Has responsibility for scheduling designated parts of the week, and planning appropriate placeholders and burn out content where necessary
  • Ensure that any non-linear rights are attached to content in WON, and that they are fully exploited on the appropriate platform, in line with transmission deadlines and requirements
  • Advises on appropriate rights usage, monitoring quotas, and providing insight into how to maximise views
  • Is the first point of contact for linear and non-linear schedule enquiries from other departments
  • Distributes and checks accuracy of the programme information in the form of schedules, version triggers, series run orders and listings at the appropriate deadlines
  • Checks for compliance issues in response to events and amends linear and non-linear schedule as required
  • Provides responses to the team dealing with viewer relations and enquiries in relation to the channel's content
  • Has an understanding of the channel's editorial strategy and works with the scheduling team to deliver it
  • Plays an active role in the creative and editorial discussion around the linear and non-linear schedule, helping to generate ideas and curate content for stunts and events and maximising performance through the most effective use of the channels stock list
  • Monitors and checks accuracy of the programme inventory and schedule
  • Manages the selection and supply of BBC programmes from Worldwide including the MAL list in accordance with PLA requirements and within agreed business cycle timetables.
  • Ensures compliance forms are accurate - ensures WHATS'On has applied the correct limitation (especially regarding post watershed content that has moved to pre) and amends linear and non-linear schedule as required.
  • Liaises with other departments over schedule details i.e. break patterns and transmission logs
  • Organise screenings of potential content for the channel team or group.
  • Covers for other Channel Execs and deputies for the Schedule Manager when necessary
  • Assists in adhoc projects as required
  • Lives and embraces UKTV's values
Who you are
  • Strong numeracy and written skills
  • Strong IT skills including Excel and database packages
  • Has a proactive and flexible approach to work and is comfortable with a dynamic environment with constantly changing priorities and tight deadlines
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships and work collaboratively with colleagues across all departments
  • Evidence of the ability to accurately manage a large volume of complex and detailed information in a highly process-oriented environment
  • Able to manage multiple projects concurrently requiring excellent organisation
  • A genuine passion for TV


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