eTV: Programme Scheduler

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19 Sep, 2013

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Media Jobs in South Africa

Job Title: Programme Scheduler

Reporting to the Manager: Programme Scheduling, your key performance areas include:

  • Load contracts, liaise with Distributors and Producers for any programme/contract discrepancies
  • Obtain all the required information for Publicity and Library, such as synopses, year of production, cast, running order, publicity kits, etc.
  • Implement the schedule as per directive from International Acquisitions Department
  • Have the ability to work across all channels
  • Check contracts for license periods, number of runs and duration
  • Create programme versions, short titles and formats
  • Create plans and schedule titles in accordance with the channels requirements
  • Submit excel schedule for rate cards and liaise with the Commercial Time Sales Department regarding break formats and final rate card
  • Submit final programme schedule in public folders and ensure they are constantly up to date across all months
  • Compile reports to be distributed to the manager and relevant departments
  • Present to the Commercial Time Sales Department and relevant departments for final schedule; highlighting new series and programmes
  • Apply programme changes to the schedule and advise relevant departments, external producers and necessary companies of changes
  • Liaise with the Presentation, Media Library and Transfers departments on any weekly and daily discrepancies to the schedule
  • Create and communicate changes in running order of programmes to Publicity and Creative Services
  • Respond to ad-hoc enquiries
  • Inventory exercises; monitor series start and end dates, checking outstanding licensing issues and untransferred material
  • Compile monthly EPG, adhere to all requirements, to be submitted to Multichoice and other affiliates when necessary
  • Communicate all programme changes to Multichoice for the EPG when required


  • Matric or tertiary qualification
  • Experience in scheduling an advantage. Basic understanding of broadcasting
  • Computer literacy (MS-environment)
  • High level of accuracy
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to work with figures and calculations
  • Ability to manage time and meet crucial deadlines
  • Ability to interpret contractual agreements
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a team environment
  • Must be organized
  • Ability to work for long periods under intense concentration
  • Analytical/quick thinker
  • Stable track record required


  • Training will be provided.
  • The applicants must be from Cape Town and surrounding areas

If you possess the criteria and qualifications as stated, please send your application form together with a detailed CV to [email protected]

Closing date: 30 September 2013.
Only shortlisted applicants who meet the criteria will be contacted.  If you have not received a response within 14 days after closing of the advert, please accept that your application was not successful.

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