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Planning Assistant

Discovery Inc
London, England W4 5YB
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Discovery Inc

Location: London, United Kingdom,
Req ID: 31223


As part of the Portfolio Programme Planning Team, the role of Planning Assistant is to take responsibility for the accurate inputting of schedules and day-to-day administration of assigned DNUK channels.

Reporting to a Senior Planning Manager or Planning Manager, and working very closely with other Planning Mangers and Planning Executives, the role will be expected to ensure that schedules for assigned channel(s) are continuously and correctly entered into IBMS. The role will also be expected to support Planning Executives from time to time in the inputting of schedules for other channels, and to provide cover for absences.

Additional responsibilities include researching and becoming familiar with schedules of competitor channels, as well as providing broader support to the wider team for planning requirements in support of other departments including Brand Partnerships, Media Planning and Insights.

The Planning Assistant will also be expected to support the Planning Managers and Executives of their designated channels and may be required to deputise in their absence, maintaining a clear understanding of the scheduling strategies around the channels and the logistical and legal issues relating to them.


  • Accurately input schedules into IBMS and communicate schedule amendments as required by the Planning Manager(s)
  • Maintain stock lists & inventory, advising on any sourcing/out of license issues
  • Maintain programming and portfolio tracking documents
  • Create ad-hoc IBMS reports as necessary
  • Create and distribute clash check documents regularly amongst the team
  • Help compile monthly sponsorship hours for the UK Brand Partnerships team
  • Ensure terrestrial and key competitor schedules and initiatives are tracked using internet research etc. and ensure this information is collated efficiently for communication to the rest of the Planning Team
  • To build strong relationships and handle day to day enquires from other departments and to inform the Presentation, Listings, Media Planning, Operations, Press and Marketing teams of initiatives or changes, as required or requested.
  • Help test IBMS as and when needed


  • Excellent attention to detail is vital
  • Experience of working in a TV broadcast environment
  • Planning and organizational skills, with the ability to meet deadlines and the ability to multi-task
  • Team player and able to work effectively on own initiative when required
  • Interest in TV scheduling and planning practices
  • Proactive approach to work
  • Ability to communicate at varying levels


Posted: 2022-01-14 Expires: 2022-02-14

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