Vice President, Program Planning (National Geographic Channel)
Twentieth Century Fox - Washington, DC

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Vice President, Program Planning (National Geographic Channel)

Responsible for Programming Strategy and Scheduling for the National Geographic Channel. Develops and manages 120+ million dollar programming budget. Direct all interdepartmental communication with Ad Sales, Marketing, Research, Production and Business Affairs. Manage Scheduling and Budget teams.

Responsibilities
  • Direct Channel Programming Strategy – Create short and long term vision and goals for channel programming.
  • Drive conversations about direction of program schedule and guide direction of the Development department to fill programming needs.
  • Work with Research to determine what programming is working and why and educating the Programming and Production teams.
  • Oversee creation of program schedule for NGC and for maximum ratings and ad sales benefit. Meet quarterly and upfront scheduling deadlines.
  • Manage $120+ million programming budget and department overhead budget, meeting bottom line goals on cash and expense.
  • Establish amortization schedules for premiere programming.
  • Confirm with finance and execute on-going changes as premiere dates change.
  • Work with production and production management to monitor and approve changes to production schedules and track premiere programming hours.
  • Manage all interdepartmental communication with Ad Sales, Marketing, Research, Production and Business Affairs, including quarterly ad sales presentations and quarterly ratings reviews with Production and Programming teams.
  • Manage Programming and Budget Teams.
Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s required, MBA desired, but not required.
  • 12-18 years experience in program scheduling, strategy for a major cable or broadcast entertainment network

National Geographic Channel is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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