Dec 09, 2017

Channel Coordinator

  • MBC Group (Middle East Broadcasting Center)
  • Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Full time Advertising and Media Jobs

Job Description

Job Title:   Channel Coordinator

Company Name: MBC Group 

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)


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
  • Good problem solving capabilities

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