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Programming Coordinator

Discovery Inc
New York, NY 10001
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Discovery Inc

Location: New York, New York, United States,
Req ID: 12673


The Programming Coordinator will help the Animal Planet and Science Channel programming team to strategize and implement the linear schedule. The coordinator will help research and track competitive events and programming to help the team create the strongest possible schedule. In addition, they will closely communicate with production, research, development, press, and digital about upcoming programming plans and alert the teams of any changes. A successful person in this role will have excellent problem-solving skills and is a self-starter. They will be organized, and quickly act if any issues arise on the operations side. They will use both creative and analytic thinking to help create a strong schedule that will lead to audience retention and growth.


  • Work with a senior manager to create monthly program grids for Animal Planet and Science channel, including responsibility for planning off-peak schedules.
  • Interpret ratings and research data to support and improve schedule performance and understand audience behavior.
  • Ensure timely communication of schedules, schedule priorities and schedule changes
  • Research and track trends, events, and competitive programming throughout the media landscape
  • Strategize and help create revisions, reloads, and repacks using existing content
  • Pitch and execute creative holiday stunts
  • Liaise with operations teams to ensure versions and break formats are all correct
  • Coordinate with production on delivery dates and communicate any delays

  • Qualifications

    • 1-2 years experience in a planning or similar TV role desirable.
    • An analytical mind with creative flair.
    • Great attention to detail.
    • Excellent communication skills.
    • Highly self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
    • Understanding of audience research.
    • Experience in Microsoft suite.
    • Must have legal right to work in the US.


    Posted: 2021-09-03 Expires: 2021-10-05

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