TV: On-Air Planning Placement

by A+E Networks UK

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Deadline: 20th January 2022
Salary: Competitive
Length: Placement Year (10 Months+)
Roles: Arts/Entertainment/Media, Media, Telecommunications
Location: Central London and City

On-Air Planning Placement

Are you interested in working in TV? Do you enjoy working piecing things together and have a strong attention to detail? Then read on...

The On Air team at A + E Networks are currently looking for an On Air Planning intern to work within the On Air department, completing daily presentation schedules, continuity plans and scripts on all our channel brands and territories, including Sky History, Blaze, Crime & Investigation, and Sky History2.

So if you’re studying a sandwich course at degree level, eligible to work in the UK and want to work for what Broadcast Magazine called “The Best Place to work in Television 2018”, then apply today!

Key Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for the provision of accurate and creative schedules to Playout in a timely manner while maintaining a thorough understanding of their individual requirements and all associated services.
  • Assist with creating script grids and delivery of navigation assets.
  • Liaise with and prepare voice over artists for self-op sessions.
  • Strategise for monthly makelists/continuity plans.
  • Support Playout and collaborate to remedy on air issues.
  • Have a good knowledge of the channels, technology and operations required to perform your duties, and act as a resource for others to support their learning.
  • Consistently identify, prioritise and deal with incidents in a timely and professional manner by implementing the appropriate fix.
  • Escalate problems in the required timescales and via the most effective route, retaining ownership of the issues, promptly carrying out follow up analysis when needed.
  • Take the initiative to pass on information and updates, providing and receiving training when required.
  • Effectively manage late programme, continuity and promotional changes.
  • Act to support less experienced colleagues in the execution of their duties as required and, when requested, to better develop the strengths of the team.
  • Play a key role in the accurate attachment and resolution of issues with templates to ensure maximum minutage for Sky Media, thus playing a vital role in generating revenue.
  • Increase your knowledge and understanding of key stakeholder teams such as Playout, Media Planning, Programme Planning, Creative, and Compliance and Implement airtime strategy that has been set in collaboration with the Media Planning team. Understanding and interpreting promotional ratings to best effect. This will require you to attend allocation and commissioning meetings as well as viewing all promotional and branding material prior to them airing.

Person Specification

If you’re studying a sandwich course at degree level, eligible to work in the UK and want to work for what Broadcast Magazine called “The Best Place to work in Television 2018”, then apply today! You need to be:

  • Organised, have the ability to work to tight deadlines on your own and as part of a team and a keen eye for detail as in this role, accuracy is key.
  • A great role for someone who has a technical and creative mind and has a passion to learn about the end to end broadcast process.

Company Values

THINK NEXT

  • Embrace and anticipate change
  • Invent for tomorrow
  • Challenge the status quo
  • Identify future trends and seize opportunities
  • Be ambitious, don’t be afraid to aim for bigger and better

OWN IT

  • Commit to your idea and run with it
  • Embrace responsibility
  • Everyone has a voice at all levels in the organisation
  • Be brave, be daring - overcome obstacles
  • Acknowledge mistakes and learn from them

FIGHT AS A FAMILY, WIN AS A TEAM

  • Be passionate about your ideas
  • Challenge, collaborate and unite
  • Celebrate everyone’s success
  • Build friendships – we work at our best when we’re in it together

LOVE WHAT YOU DO

  • When you love what you do, your enthusiasm is infectious
  • Be proud of our brand and bring it to life
  • Channel your heart and passion into everything you do

BE YOU

  • Let your personality shine
  • Be honest with yourself and with others
  • Champion differences in people
  • Keep developing your potential

About A+E Networks UK

We are in the business of telling stories. They may be stories about real people or made-up people, but our true talent is imagining, finding, cultivating and bringing to life the most entertaining parts of the human experience.

A+E NETWORKS UK run a family of global TV brands broadcasting in the UK and EMEA. Our channels include History, H2, Crime+Investigation and new free to air channel, BLAZE. We are an ambitious and creative team who strive to build strong brands for our territories, whilst working closely with the Head Office in New York.

Our work environment appeals to self motivated and flexible thinkers who are great collaborators and always strive to discover what is next creatively. We are customer focused and sustain and build a diverse range of programme brands from Vikings and Crimes that Shook Britain to Dance Moms and Britain’s Next Top Model.

A+E Networks UK foster an open and creative approach which is helping us to deliver ground breaking work.

A+E Networks UK is a progressive, friendly and fun place to work. We’re looking for professionals who are motivated and excited by challenge and driven to deliver results. We employ energetic, inspiring individuals who love to innovate and are passionate about the industry.

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