Job Title:  Program Scheduler

Department:  Network Operations
Location: 

Englewood, CO, US, 80112

Summary of Position

Schedule multiple Starz continuous channels, surface key content and effectively utilize movie and series inventory. Proactively develop new programming stunts, content packages and other scheduling strategies designed to drive viewership and channel engagement.  Screen and evaluate content to find suitability for assigned channels.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop monthly continuous channel schedules with a focus on viewership, content utilization, demographic appeal and consumer viewing habits.
  • Create programming packages designed to drive audience awareness, viewership and social media engagement.
  • Coordinate programming stunts with the nonlinear scheduling team to maximize overall content usage.
  • Work with Promotion Scheduling to ensure continuous channel priorities are in synch.
  • Evaluate & identify movie and series content appropriate for the channel demographic.
  • Understand and follow the contractual and department guidelines as it relates to product utility and monthly channel structure(s).
  • Monitor, assess, and apply Nielsen information and other research to maximize ratings for the continuous channels.
  • Seek / be aware of research as it relates to product, audience, industry trends and competition.
  • Participate in other business operations as needed.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Film, Television or similar field preferred; One year scheduling experience in a television station or network and/or training; And/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledgeable of all types of films, series and a broad understanding of the television landscape.
  • Familiarity with Nielsen ratings and audience trends
  • Working knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing, and database applications.

About Starz

Starz (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is a leading global media and entertainment company that produces and distributes premium streaming content to worldwide audiences across subscription television platforms. Starz is home to the flagship domestic STARZ® brand, STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels and the associated on-demand and online services, including the highly rated STARZ app. With the launch of the STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform and STARZ PLAY Arabia, Starz is expanding its global footprint in a growing number of territories. Sold through multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and other online and digital platforms, Starz offers subscribers more than 7,500 distinct premium television episodes and feature films, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular programming.

Our Benefits

  • Full Coverage – Medical, Vision, and Dental
  • Annual discretionary bonus and merit increase
  • Work/Life Balance – generous sick days, vacation days, holidays, and Impact Day
  • 401(k) company matching
  • Tuition Reimbursement (up to graduate degree)

Compensation

$48,600 - $60,800

EEO Statement

Lionsgate is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employees and applicants are evaluated on the basis of their qualifications, consistent with applicable state and federal laws. In addition, Lionsgate will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Lionsgate will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and federal law.


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