Junior Planning Assistant Vacancy @ Channel 5 (London)

Deadline 4 May 2017. Competitive salary. 6-month contract.

To assist the Scheduling and Planning department with a wide range of accountabilities crucial to the maintenance and distribution of the programme schedules.


  • Deputising for the Planning Assistants/ Executive and Manager providing day –to- day support across all key Planning functions when necessary.
  • Inputting Teleshopping rotations into the scheduling system.
  • Responsible for the forward planning of the Milkshake! Schedule on Channel 5.
  • Point of contact for all Milkshake! related planning queries.
  • Proof reading the Milkshake!  Schedule in the P.I booklet and liaising with the listings provider regarding any changes.
  • Forward Planning the schedule for 5USA into the What’s On scheduling system and taking the channel to Press.
  • Preparing & sending schedule exchanges.
  • Liaising with the Business Affairs Department to ensure that programme rights are accurately maintained and adhered to within the scheduling system.
  • Preparing monthly advance schedules.
  • Managing the time shift channel schedules.
  • Actioning Edit Requests/ Version changes.
  • Distributing Supercasino/5 News timings.
  • Assist with creating new programmes and title changes in the scheduling system.
  • Informing relevant internal personnel & listings of any schedule changes made within issued weeks.
  • Responsible for EPG feedback sheets across all channels and nightly export.
  • Covering any ad hoc admin requests.
  • Maintaining a strong knowledge of Channel 5’s portfolio of channels and our competitor’s schedules.
  • Viewing future 5 programmes and giving insight to Head of Scheduling.


  • A Genuine interest and passion for TV and TV scheduling.
  • Be able to demonstrate a general understanding of TV schedules.
  • Good I.T Skills including Excel and the ability to quickly pick up new systems.


  • Communication – ability to communicate effectively with others both oral and written.
  • Administration – ability to work consistently and accurately.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Relationship management - the ability to build and develop relationships quickly with a variety of individuals.
  • Work Planning - ability to prioritise, plan and organise activities.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

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