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Specialist, Inventory at The E.W. Scripps Company

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Job Description:

Primary Purpose

Manage and implement content flow from Programming and Net Ops. Plan and research inventory with corporate and outside media partners. Analyze needs for the partners to strategize and implement projects to meet corporate and network goals. Manage network programming schedule and network cue tones and other technical secondary events.

Key Activities

  • Manage content flow from Programming and from Net Ops

  • Understand how each of the log elements (primary and secondary) affect master control, affiliate broadcast stations, and viewer experience

  • Responsible for format template creation, format instance manipulation, and format management based on network

  • Liaise with affiliate relations and affiliate marketing concerning log and primary and secondary events within the log

  • Analyze each syndicated series and create format templates that maximize inventory to reach budgetary goals

  • Run capacity models for series and programs to plan future inventory

  • Develop new ways to use inventory for sales and sales marketing

  • Steward program media by tracking media delivery

  • Collaborate and communicate with network operations to stretch inventory by manipulating on a daily, weekly, quarterly, and yearly basis

  • Assist with sales ops management in identifying over sold and under sold day parts and programs and suggest ways to alleviate the issues

  • Manage software integration to and from WideOrbit Network and WideOrbit Program through CAPI integration

  • Act as backup to log coordinator

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned


Education & Experience/Certifications

  • College degree preferred

  • 3-5 years experience in log or inventory roles

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products

Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to adhere to tight daily deadlines without compromising quality; analyze data thoroughly to make sound decisions; embrace new ideas through expression and presentation

  • Previous experience with any WideOrbit traffic

  • Must demonstrate a clear understanding of sales operations

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Strong written and oral communications skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and work independently on projects

  • Posses organizational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task

Work Environment

  • Normal office environment



About Scripps

The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) advances understanding of the world through journalism. As the nation's fourth-largest independent TV station owner, Scripps operates 60 television stations in 42 markets. Scripps empowers the next generation of news consumers with its multiplatform news network Newsy and reaches growing audiences through broadcast networks including Bounce and Court TV. Shaping the future of storytelling through digital audio, Scripps owns top podcast company Stitcher and Triton, the global leader in technology and measurement services. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, "Give light and the people will find their own way."

As an equal employment opportunity employer, The E.W. Scripps Company and its affiliates do not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, color, religion, age, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, citizenship or national origin, and military membership or veteran status, or on any other basis which would be in violation of any applicable federal, state or local law. Furthermore, the company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship for the company.