Job Summary: The Channel Coordinator will manage and track materials for broadcast (e.g. production, short form, acquisition and live broadcast). Coordinate with Planning Team, Acquisitions Departments (Western, Arabic and Non-Western department) on the monthly channel grids.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Liaise with BM (Promotions and Continuity) for material and grid timings.
Coordinate with the digital team on all content delivery and ensure digital have access to the required content for the online platform.
Act as information conduit for all support departments (including Brand Management, Digital, etc.)
Coordinate with Editors, Planning, Scheduling, MCR and TCR team to ensure smooth broadcast of the channel
Coordinate with production/third-party companies for technical specifications, file format and delivery deadlines of programs.
Insert all series and programs’ metadata at the time of deal creation and pass all entries through the metadata team to ensure their accuracy.
Update BCM notes with all details, for reliable referencing for the entire Group.
Coordinating with acquisitions and ingesting all media into Dalet while performing a 3-point check to validate the media suitability before it has been published to other departments.
Request replacements for corrupted and damaged files from the supplier.
Ensure workflow of materials are strictly monitored
Set the annual operational budget and keep track of it (budget includes subtitling, dubbing, file delivery charges, shipment charges, etc.)
Liaise with distributors, subtitling & dubbing companies on supply of materials in time for transmission
Handle all relationships with vendors, dubbing and subtitling companies.
Make sure all material goes through Editorial review before it goes on air.
Receive the ordered subtitling/audio files and place them in their appropriate folders, notify Editorial to create a TX copy using ERM giving them a deadline ahead of its scheduled day.
Create and update a daily missing list for the transmission schedules of the Channel.
Ensure all produced and acquired content available for transmission in advance as per the required timeline
Coordinate with transmission for the missing items and always be available to answer questions
Track the process with finance /procurement of any payables/receivables to third parties.
Assist in preparation of actual and projected costs for quarter review presentation of the Channel Manager.
Review and Summarize Channel budget and payments.
Monitor Finance Write-off/Rejected programs.
Create and process Commissioning Agreements, Deal Memos& Agreement Contracts.
Assist Editorial and requests related to other channels and coordinate with other channels coordinators to manage the respective channels while either is on leave.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The applicant must hold a Bachelor Degree in Mass Communication & Media
Responsible and reliable
Able to work long shift hours and weekends
Able to work accurately and reliably in a high-volume environment
Have a strong service ethic along with good communication skills
Strong IT skills
Good command in Hindi & English
Ability to function in a team
Multitask between different job responsibilities
Apt planning skills to ensure tasks are covered ahead of deadlines
MBC Group (Middle East Broadcasting Center) is the largest and leading private media company in the Middle East & North Africa region that enriches people’s lives through information, interaction and entertainment. In 2002, nearly a decade after the launch of MBC1 in London, back in 1991, and as the 1st private free-to-air Arab satellite TV channel, MBC Group moved its headquarters to Dubai Media City, United Arab Emirates, where it remains.