The Director, Scheduling & Acquisitions is responsible for managing the scheduling strategy for the linear and digital platforms of TV One Networks as well as buying and licensing acquired content. The position is responsible for maximizing ratings and revenue and meeting the demands to achieve both objectives.
Work closely with SVP, Scheduling and Acquisitions and team to develop programming strategies/schedules that achieve or exceed rating and revenue goals
Manage the production of network schedule grids from scheduling database and supervise schedule changes across platforms
Identify, evaluate and secure acquisition opportunities utilizing data to make optimal acquisition decisions
Develop short and long-term scheduling strategies that maximize inventory
Work closely with Ad Sales to create sponsorship opportunities by identifying stunts and scheduling synergies.
Develop programming events/stunts to further TV One Networks original programming and compose strategy documents that communicate plans to partner departments
Serve as primary liaison and manages schedule information flow to Ad Sales, Production, Marketing, Communications, Content Distribution and other key stakeholders
Collaborate with On-Air Promotion group on the development and implementation of on-air promotional strategies and commitments
Generate monthly VOD and other non-linear schedules with specific episodic information and stunts
Partner with Research team on providing data to support scheduling strategies
Track, compile and report on competitive information to help maximize TV One Networks’ scheduling strategy against other networks
Present scheduling and acquisition strategies at network meetings
Track and monitor episodic runs against contractual limitations to fulfill amortization schedules
Work on special reports, projects and additional duties as assigned
Heavy viewer of multi-platform content with an insatiable appetite for a variety of program genres.
Strong knowledge of television, film, and media content of interest to the African-American audience.
Must have a minimum of 5 years of prior program scheduling and acquisition experience with a cable/digital channel or network
Proficiency in scheduling database software system
Ability to multi-task and work effectively under changing priorities and time constraints.
Excellent verbal, written communication, and presentation skills.
Detail oriented and hyper-organized.
Must possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work as part of a cross functional team and communicate with staff at all levels.
Knowledge of audience research and Nielsen ratings
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Strong internet research skills.
Legal right to work in the United States.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field desirable and strong knowledge of television/cable/digital industry
We are the largest distributor of urban content in the country. For more than 40 years, Urban One has been the leading voice speaking to Black America. First, as the largest local urban radio network. Then, as the largest syndicator of urban programming. Yes, we can even claim our position as the largest Black owned television network and distributor of digital urban content.
Our brands are unsurpassed. Our content is relevant. Our reach is unparalleled. No other multi-media company reaches over 80% of Black America. We proudly wear our banner and lift our voice as we ‘Represent Black Culture’ boldly, courageously and unapologetically.
Regardless of the medium, whether it’s TV One, Radio One, Reach Media, iOne Digital or One Solution, we create content that REPRESENTS a people whose impact has touched every fiber of American life. That’s what makes us experts. We are creators and distributors. We are developers and executors. We provide solutions to advertisers seeking a deeper customer engagement. And we are the answer for urban enthusiasts wanting content to satisfy their mind, body and spirit.
We are ONE.
ONE company serving a diverse people all seeking ONE thing…URBAN.