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Channel Operations and Planning Assistant

Discovery Inc
Warszawa, Woj. Mazowieckie 02-952
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Discovery Inc

Location: Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland,
Req ID: 12701


Discovery have an exciting new opportunity within their Warsaw team for an organized, analytical and focused graduate hoping to either continue or start their career in broadcast media. The Channel Operations and Planning Assistant is required to support the Channel Operations team with operations function, as well as supporting the Programme Planning team with system input and strategy for the TLC networks. They will work on content and channels alignment strategy, communicating scheduling information to local and central teams, ensuring programmes are prepared for TX deadlines, by liaising with various teams: Reversioning, Programme Operations, Content Operations, Reversioning Operations, Marketing, Media Planning, PR, PMD and local teams. They will work closely with the Senior Manager Programme Planning UK and Benelux and Senior Manager Channel Operations and the wider programme planning teams.


  • Supporting alignment strategy by updating master document when required and communicating changes to central and local teams, regarding delivery and scheduling;
  • Supporting programming strategy by maintaining relevant documents;
  • Tracking US OPD and digital content delivery dates and US TX dates to ensure material is ready for EMEA Pay TV TX deadlines;
  • Monitoring process of requesting programme rights, working with Programming and Programme Operations teams to ensure rights are cleared for future roll-out;
  • Communicating scheduling and content strategy updates to key internal stakeholders and departments: Content Operations, Programming Operations, Reversioning, Marketing, Digital, PR, Listings, Research, VOD, US and regional planning teams;
  • Inputting the monthly schedule for at least one channel into the IBMS content management system;
  • Processing schedule changes for at least one channel and communicating the schedule changes to all relevant stakeholders;
  • Assisting the Senior Manager Programme Planning UK & Benelux with schedule creation and editorial decision making for certain zones within the schedule;
  • Watching channel programming and keeping abreast of trends in reality and lifestyle
  • Responding to urgent programming and scheduling related queries and dealing with TX related issues;
  • Preparing and circulating various programming and scheduling related reports and gathering relevant scheduling/content data;
  • Assisting in new channel launches by analyzing available legacy content, liaising with operational teams and attending launch meetings;
  • Supporting local teams in sourcing content related information and materials;
  • Attending relevant meetings where required;


  • Working proficiency in English is essential
  • Strong planning and time-management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and numeracy skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Great team player
  • Advanced Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills
  • Keen interest in lifestyle and reality television
  • Familiarity with content database and scheduling systems is preferable



Posted: 2021-09-03 Expires: 2021-10-04
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