Operations Resource Scheduler

POSITION SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Resource Scheduler works with the Operations leadership team to plan coverage and schedule the Operations staff. With direction from the Operations Managers and Production leadership this position supports the Network’s television production needs including, studio, tape room, control rooms, edit facilities, ENG and remote.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Schedule staff, facilities and equipment to meet the needs of various productions and staff meetings
  • Input schedules, facility and equipment usage into NESN’s scheduling software program, ScheduAll in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the organization
  • Play an active role in planning and budgeting new initiatives and innovative projects
  • Plan and schedule productions to budget
  • As the super user, create and maintain staff schedules, work orders, user accounts and other system requirements for productions in ScheduAll
  • Think forwardly by anticipating problems, preventing conflicts and clearing roadblocks before they occur
  • Work in conjunction with the Assignment Desk to coordinate scheduling and resource needs
  • Work with Production and Operations to coordinate and book facility requests
  • Maintain a solid and up-to-date understanding of show needs and corresponding skill sets, and staff expertise and interests; work towards establishing and maintaining an appropriate balance between all factors
  • Distribute and post work orders and schedules for network Operations as necessary
  • Set expectations by communicating changes and challenges to key staff and stakeholders
  • Perform additional scheduling or administrative duties as needed
  • Perform show and staff reconciliations in ScheduAll along with other network systems and report discrepancies
  • Future potential to assume the responsibilities of scheduling all Production personnel
  • Successfully complete other related projects and tasks as needed

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Four or more years related television studio production/operations/remote experience
  • Working knowledge of television operations roles and equipment
  • Must have solid communication and interpersonal skills, and be a self-starter who is able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Solid planning and organizational skills, and must be detail-oriented
  • Must possess strong problem solving skills
  • Proven track record of successfully working in a fast-paced environment
  • Solid experience with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook is necessary; experience with ScheduAll is a plus; and proven ability to learn new applications quickly and use them effectively.
  • Strong work ethic, reliable and professional
  • Must be a proactive individual who enjoys solving problems independently and collaboratively
  • Ability and flexibility to work holidays and beyond scheduled work hours as needed

 

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