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Programme Planning Manager

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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Programme Planning Manager

Jobid 23768-398449

Location: London, GBR

Description **Job Number** 38902BR

**Job Title** Programme Planning Manager

**Business Segment** Global Distribution and International

**Sub-Business** International UNI

**Posting Category** Digital Media

**About Us** NBCUniversal International Networks is one of the world’s premier entertainment portfolios, delivering quality content and compelling brands to over 176 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific. The channel brands in the portfolio include Universal Channel, Syfy, E! Entertainment Television, 13th Street, DIVA, Studio Universal, Telemundo, The Style Network and Golf Channel. These unique brands deliver a full range of entertainment experiences to local audiences across the globe; the portfolio also includes Movies 24 in the UK. Further, NBCUniversal News Group, one of the most influential and respected portfolios of on-air and digital news properties in the world, operate CNBC and NBC News internationally.

NBCUniversal International Networks is a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

**Country** United Kingdom

**State** - -

**City** London




The Programme Planning Manager is a strategic forward planning role, working with the Head of Programming to plan the channels within the UK and Emerging Markets. This role is responsible for utilizing all programs inventories in a creative and cost effective way, producing compelling monthly schedules taking into account the best possible research and considering local market trends. The Program Planning Manager is the point of contact for all other departments for all Scheduling issues relating to their specific channel(s).


• Work closely with the Head of Programme Planning in London to devise and deliver a competitive channel strategy and forward plan which is consistent with global brand.

• Own, discuss, communicate and present channel plans at a range of forums: weekly one-to-one and team meetings, regular meetings with the E! International LA team.

• Plan program grids from start to entry into the system (Landmark)

• Develop short to long term planning strategy, and produce monthly grids that are creative and competitive.

• Manage execute and maintain a full and robust non-linear service, comprising of catch up and box set requirements, for all platforms. Ensure these schedules are in line with linear transmissions and support launches where possible.

• Develop ideas & concepts for the channel each month including weekends, stunts, strands, marathons and seasons around themes, calendar events etc...

• Work closely with the Research, Marketing and Creative departments to ensure the schedules are fully supported.

• Manage programming inventory and ensure a cost-efficient and creative allocation of resources.

• Work with Ad sales/Marketing agencies in territory to ensure the schedules meet the market requirements.

• Monitor closely key competitor’s activities and ratings.

• Carries out ratings analysis and analysis of programme viewing.

• Ensure Planning is within OFCOM and/or local regulatory guidelines.

• Be the point of contact for all queries on the channel from Marketing, On-Air and Operations.

Your responsibilities are not limited to the above description and may be modified at any time by the Company


• Experience of programme planning non-scripted content.

• Passionate about TV and interested in the world of US celebrity.

• Knowledge of the UK market is key.

• Excellent organization and time management skills.

• Able to apply creative and strategic thinking to a TV channel brand

• A methodical approach and great attention to detail.

• Able to work in a team as well as self-directed

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove they are able to work in the United Kingdom.

For US Citizens: Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program.

The responsibilities associated with this position are not limited to the above description and may be modified at any time by the Company.


NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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