Schedule Coordinator
Bluprint
London, UK
1d ago

Responsibilities

SCHEDULING COORDINATOR

With operations in 37 countries, NBCUniversal is one of the best-known media brands in the world. And NBC News has been a leading source of global news and information for more than 75 years originally on radio and now via broadcast, cable television, and online.

The London News Bureau plays a key role in providing the coverage of international news and in supporting overseas field operations.

This is a busy environment covering stories and generating content 24 / 7; therefore, a flexible approach, a sense of humour and an interest in international news are essential.

We are looking for a Scheduling Coordinator to manage schedules for editorial teams across the London newsroom. The London teams work not just normal working hours but also weekends, overnights, and public holidays.

In addition to working to a rolling deadline, you will demonstrate good people skills, creative problem-solving, and a sharp eye for detail.

You need to be able to work independently and have a basic understanding of the overall production process. Flexibility will be required to adapt to NBC News high production values.

Main Duties :

  • Oversee staffing schedule for editorial teams (assignment desk, correspondents, producers, interns / researchers) and coordinate with other managers on scheduling (camera crews, archive, video editors, international assignments, training)
  • Work with Travel Booker on handling travel, hotel & local transport for all editorial teams, with an eye to keeping costs efficient
  • Work with Travel Booker to manage visa applications process & ensure all teams have proper travel documents
  • Support management on deciding editorial assignments
  • Qualifications / Requirements

    Required Skills :

    Ability to multi-task to a high level

    Ability to work under tremendous pressure and under deadline

    Aptitude for creative problem-solving

    Ability to communicate effectively and swiftly

    Excellent written skills & attention to detail

    Discretion & maintain confidentiality about assignments

    Knowledge of international geography

    Experience working in newsrooms, preferred

    Experience managing teams, preferred

    Must be able to work flexible hours

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