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Discovery

DTC Programming Operations Coordinator

Discovery hires the very best and brightest talent who are enthusiastic and passionate to fulfill the company's mission of empowering people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity.

In exchange for their talent and drive, employees are provided with an engaging, diverse workplace and the resources they need to learn, thrive and grow in their careers.

Job Summary

Our Team

discovery+ is seeking a Coordinator to join our Programming Operations team. We are the department responsible for the organizational management of content to be scheduled on discovery+. This is a great opportunity for someone with extreme attention to detail and who is also familiar with (and loves) TV programming and content. The right person for this role is one who obsesses over details, thrives in a collaborative environment, and jumps at the opportunity to take on new challenges. This is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the highest priority new business initiative at Discovery. If you want to work on the future of media alongside amazingly talented colleagues, then this is the place for you.

The Role

In this role, you will be responsible for the daily entry and accurate upkeep of discovery+'s content inventory into a variety of spreadsheets; databases in coordination with the VP of Programming Operations. You'll also be supporting the upkeep of the program scheduling grid for accuracy and formatting. We are seeking a strong, personable communicator (both written & verbal), as you be working with US network scheduling, strategy, media logistics and production peers to hunt down information as well as promptly answer a variety of inventory and scheduling questions that arise daily. This role will report into the VP of DTC Programming Operations.

Responsibilities

  1. #1 responsibility of this role. The accurate entry and upkeep of discovery +'s voluminous inventory into various internal tracking systems (Google sheets and docs; DCI internal systems, etc.)
  2. Act as a dedicated point of contact for a high volume of requests for information (inventory searches, schedule questions, loglines etc.) as well as acting as chief information gatherer to keep the content inventory up-to-date.
  3. Responsible for the weekly distribution of inventory and scheduling information to a company-wide audience of stakeholders at all levels. Support manager in network meetings with note taking and follow-up.
  4. Perform other related duties as assigned


Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field preferred
  • Minimum 2 years' work experience, preferably in the television field.
  • Accomplished computer skills, especially with the Google Suite (Sheets, Slides, and Docs) as well as Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) and Smartsheets.
  • Extraordinary attention to detail at high volume
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively with people both inside and outside the immediate department. Attention to customer service is key
  • Experience with either linear or streaming scheduling is a plus.
  • Must love TV, preferably has deep familiarity with Discovery's genres and titles
  • A desire to find the most efficient ways of doing things - whether that means making creative use of Excel formulas, helping implement a rigid team foldering structure, or otherwise
  • Comfort working in a highly matrixed organization where collaboration is required to drive projects forward, frequent and clear communication is muscle memory
  • Ability to manage a large and ever-changing workload with grace and efficiency is a must, as well as a continuing sense of urgency
  • Ability to independently prioritize tasks and to work independently as well as with supervised direction
  • Must have the legal right to work in the United States


Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including but not limited to all local Fair Chance Ordinances.

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