Listed 12 Oct 2018

Programmer – MAX

Foxtel, North Ryde, Sydney
Application close: 9 Nov 2018

Our purpose at Foxtel is to effortlessly connect Australians to all the stories they love. We believe Foxtel is for everyone, and everyone deserves to experience all the entertainment, drama, sport, news and lifestyle content they want – when they want, and how they want.

At Foxtel we work as a team, we’re agile and we’re accountable. We put the customer first and we’re passionate about what we do. We have fun and we’re different, better, special.

We are seeking a Programmer – MAX who will report to the Group Program Manager – MAX & Smooth/Arts.

The role is responsible to execute the music & programming strategies as set by the Group Program Manager. Manage and drive the day to day programming output of MAX to deliver ratings and brand goals and requirements. In addition, this role provides support and administrative assistance to the Group Program Manager.

Your purpose

Some of the Key elements you’ll be responsible for driving are:

Execute programming strategy, developing and maintaining channel schedules and managing the music playlist.
Communicate monthly schedules across the team and required departments by deadlines set.
Create monthly tactics in conjunction with Group Program Manager and be part of the briefing process with the promo team as required.
Schedule all music on MAX in line with the channel programming strategy.
Manage and maintain daily output of Dekocast and IBMS, delivering daily logs for the channel within the agreed deadlines and with minimal error.
Manage MAX program operations and deliver on channel requirements with minimal error.
Work with the programming assistant to maintain and update the schedule into the scheduling system ensuring inventory usage and free plays are correctly assigned. When necessary, action programming amendments within IBMS and monthly grids, and communicate changes to all relevant departments and stakeholders.
Liaise with the Foxtel Networks Australia Acquisitions, materials and ingest teams to ensure contracts and materials are delivered as required in line with contractual obligations, telecast plans and existing delivery deadlines.
Liaise with the channel’s Schedulers, Materials Co-Ordinator and Captioning teams in relation to broadcast operation issues, e.g. compiling, library, MCR feeds, VT standards (16:9), captioning, screeners etc

Your capability

2-5 years television or radio programming experience.
Able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the disciplines of programming as well as a passion and expansive knowledge for the content and genre that MAX covers.
Experience with Music Master or similar music scheduling system and all Microsoft office programs.
Experience with Dekocast and IBMS advantageous.
You’ll need an exceptional eye for detail and level of accuracy to spot mistakes, inconsistencies and contradictions in schedules/logs.
An intuitive ability to relate to the channel’s core demo and able to create schedules that meet those viewer’s habits and expectations.
Research experience an advantage.
Strong people and communication skills essential.

What’s in it for you?

We have an employee benefits program with something for everyone. But we’re in the entertainment business and we connect Australians to all the stories they love, so what would Foxtel be without a free Foxtel subscription and discounted broadband!

Above all, we love entertainment and, if you do too, you’ll love working with us. So if you’re excited about this opportunity, please click ‘Apply now’.

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