6 December 2023 The Irish Film & Television Network
IFTN JOB / CLASSIFIEDS LISTING | Virgin Media Television
Virgin Media Television
VMTV Planner/Scheduler
Ballymount, Dublin 24
Date Posted:
November 15th

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VMTV Planner/Scheduler, Virgin Media Television

About Virgin Media:

Virgin Media is the leading connected entertainment cable and broadcast business in Ireland. Every day we deliver connections that really matter for thousands of people, with multi award-winning services including superfast broadband, TV, mobile and home phone. Our Virgin Media Business division provides the fastest broadband speeds and connectivity solutions for entrepreneurs, businesses and the public sector.

Virgin Media Television, our broadcast division, is Ireland’s number one commercial public service broadcaster offering three free-to-air channels: Virgin Media One, Virgin Media Two, Virgin Media Three, Virgin Media Four as well as the Virgin Media Player. We are a significant investor in home produced content, including news, current affairs and drama, as well as offering the best in international programming. Virgin Media More, a platform exclusive channel for Virgin TV customers, offers the very best of first look premium content, including ground-breaking Irish and International drama, documentaries & sport. Our advertising sales agency, Virgin Media Solutions, creates unique, innovative campaigns for our business and for third party clients across the UK and Ireland.

Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global, one of the world’s leading converged video, broadband and communications companies with operations in seven European countries. Liberty Global is a founding member of the European Green Digital Coalition and is included in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Following the challenges brought about the global pandemic, the power of connectivity to deliver positive, meaningful change to people’s lives has never been clearer. Our inclusion in these prestigious indices for the ninth year running attests to our long-standing commitment to the importance of sustainability and ensuring that we are strong corporate citizens as well as responsible stewards of the environment across the markets in which we operate.

For further information please visit: www.virginmedia.ie.

About the Role:

At Virgin Media Television we have expanded our channel offering, and because of this exciting growth we are looking for a Planner/Scheduler to join our team.    The Scheduling team is a core Operational team within VMTV, responsible for the strategic planning and creation of the daily presentation schedules for all Virgin Media Channels.     

Specific Duties & Tasks:

  • Create a strategic forward planning schedule targeting the VMTV channel audience and maximising commercial share 
  • Utilise data insights to inform schedule planning
  • Forecast and track cost against the channel output
  • Build the daily presentation & continuity schedules
  • Ensure programme material is correctly timed and with the right break pattern and parts
  • Import break files and plan and adjust commercial minutage with Traffic, ensuring we are compliant with regulations
  • Prepare the VMTV schedules for the weekly publication deadline, the weekly listings and for programming meetings
  • Update the VMTV channel schedule with programme changes
  • Confirm Final Exchange listings with Publicity and communicate any late schedule changes
  • Attend regular meetings with internal stakeholders including but not limited to Commissioning, Transmission, Acquisitions, Programming team
  • Collaborate with Materials and Commissioning team as new titles are licenced
  • Provide support for the VMTV group of channel schedulers and planners and backfill where required
  • Reconcile and send the As-Run files as/when required
  • Ensure that the content for output of all channels is kept to the highest broadcast standards
  • Send the schedules to Transmission for broadcast after final time up and checks have been completed  
  • The above list is not exhaustive. You will be expected to perform duties as necessitated by your changing role and the overall business objectives of the Company, as directed

Skills & Expertise:

  • A keen interest in broadcasting and television programming
  • Excellent organisational skills 
  • Unrelenting attention to detail and quality 
  • Excellent time management 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and multitask in a constantly changing television environment
  • At least two years’ experience in a comparable role

The Person: 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to work as part of a team
  • Professional demeanour with excellent verbal & written communication skills 
  • Good organisational, negotiation and problem resolution skills 
  • Demonstrates problem solving and analytical skills who get to the heart of the matter 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, under pressure while embracing change 
  • High attention to detail, someone who cares about the quality in everything they do 
  • A methodical approach to both daily tasks and project work 
  • Explores opportunities by being resourceful and self-motivating 
  • Identifies with Virgin Media's goals and supports Virgin Media's values 

Virgin Media is an equal opportunities employer. Having a diverse workforce is critical to the success of our business

Join and you’ll be part of the Virgin Media family. You can trust us to do the right thing by you. We’re a great place to work and we offer impressive benefits too. Get ready for a generous holiday allowance, birthday day off, contributory pension, healthcare and discounts on our fantastic mobile broadband and cable.

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Deadline: November 22nd


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