WTTW (Chicago PBS) is seeking a Programming Coordinator to coordinate programming for two WTTW broadcast channels and share relevant scheduling and ratings information to staff. Individual will also assist project managers with tasks related to WTTW’s acquisitions for national distribution.
Enter all programs for 11.2 into protrack.
Enter kids and overnights on 11.1 into protrack.
Manage inventory of shows currently in rights.
Implement and issue program changes to WTTW staff.
Respond to carriage reports and requests.
Assemble and distribute information to WTTW staff regarding heritage months.
Maintain database for linear live streaming to ensure 100% compliance on 11.1.
Assist with programming schedule grids and preparing for monthly programming meetings.
Screen PBS and APT teleconferences.
Help evaluate acquisition offers from distributors.
Screen programs scheduled on various WTTW channels.
Distribute weekly local ratings results to WTTW sales, development and programming departments.
Coordinate promotional grants as needed.
Assist with paperwork for national programming distribution.
Work with internal production engineer to traffic national programming master files between WTTW/closed caption vendor and national distributors.
Assist project managers to procure promotional materials for national programming PR and web.
Liaison with project managers and research manager to obtain research & marketing data for national programming.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Strong time management
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Self-driven, organized, detail oriented and able to multitask on multiple deadlines
Positive, goal and team-oriented attitude is essential
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: 1-3 years of related experience required.
MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree. English or Communications major a plus.
Additional Salary Information: Paid Time Off, Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance, Flex Spending Account, Pre-tax Transit Program, Student Loan Payment/Tuition Reimbursement and 403(b) Retirement Plan
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