7 December 2022 The Irish Film & Television Network
Premier Sports
Programming Executive
3 Prince's St S, Dublin Docklands, Dublin
Date Posted:
November 17th
Fiona.connolly @ setantagroup.com

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Programming Executive (as of Nov 7, 2022 4 pm)

REPORTS TO: W – Sport COO or Channel Manager as directed  

W Sport is the world’s first dedicated women’s sports channel. It is currently broadcasting across Sub Sahara Africa and Belgium and is planning to launch in Portugal and Southeast Asia in early 2023. The channel is home to some of the best women’s sports in the world with the ambition to put women’s sport firmly in the spotlight. Due to our continued expansion, we are now seeking to recruit a Programming Executive with Accounting qualifications to join our team in Ireland. The role is a full-time permanent contract.


Programme Planning/Scheduling:

  • Liaise and work with internal and external stakeholders on sport programme acquisitions, logistics and operations issues. View sports proposals from content suppliers to research programme availability and recommend most appropriate events to broadcast given the perimeters.
  • Once a programme is acquired, communicate with suppliers to gain programme information and create and distribute and maintain the Programme Information Sheets (PIFs) and distribute to staff. This involves further content assessment, scheduling technical checks and related operational research and decision making.
  • Manage/ lead the programme planning team that creates (inputting the accurate data) of the programme schedule 4-6 weeks in advance.  This entails making game choices and managing the channels programme stock to effectively use the product. Make significant creative contribution to the development of the schedule and to generating creative solutions to the schedule needs and issues
  • Manage the micro scheduling team (inputting the accurate data) and communicate the schedules to stakeholders in a timely fashion.
  • Ensure the monthly schedules including the daily updates and back- up programmes and reconciliation are done and become fluent using the BDS traffic system and support and back up team in Ukraine.
  • Create and maintain IP, fiber and satellite booking form/ record sheet including communications with the broadcast operations dept at Setanta Transmssions (Julia).Ensure that all coordination to receive the required feeds is structured, set up and communicated both internally as well as with third party service providers
  • Manage product library as it relates to programming and expired shows (kill sheets to maintain the server and identifying product to be held on server longer)
  • Read and respond to appropriate transmission requests as referred to on daily transmission log.
  • Responsible to ensure that content break filling materials sourced either through internal production or from the contracted leagues.
  • Coordinate operational information and schedules for a specific channel/sport and ensure contractual obligations are implemented suitability and carry out post analysis of content.
  • Attend weekly meetings and, when required, organize / chair weekly meetings with the remote office (Urkraine team) when COO not available
  • Contract Management (including excel content data base and dropbox system set up and management) for affiliates and content contracts

Programme Marketing:

  • Work with COO on weekly / monthly/ seasonal promo highlights and communicate internally (ie to creative head and on-air promotions and other stakeholders)
  • Upload programming information to web site and maintain on a weekly basis. Advise the creative head and other changes /updates (and when possible, Instagram and twitter)
  • Weekly programme highlights emails written and distributed to affiliates
  • Work with COO on Press releases and maintain database mailing list
  • Answer web site consumer queries
  • Support preparation of Marketing decks and videos for content, affiliates, sales and corporate and track/ organize them (i.e. maintain in a drop box with masters and templates)


  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Takes initiative and works under own direction
  • Willingness to be on call on weekends and outside standard working hours
  • Comfortable with numbers and interpreting data
  • Part Qualified Accounting Technician with previous financial /accounting experience
  •  Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  •  Excellent knowledge of MS Excel

This job description has been written at a specific time and other responsibilities and accountabilities will be developed as the business requires it from time to time.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the job holder and they may be asked to perform other duties as required. This job description does not form part of your Contract of Employment

Contact the email below.

Apply Now / Email: Fiona.connolly @ setantagroup.com

Deadline: December 2nd


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