CBS Corporation Temp. Coordinator, Programming Planning & Scheduling (Smithsonian Channel International) in New York, New York

Temp. Coordinator, Programming Planning & Scheduling (Smithsonian Channel International)

REF#: 30299

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: Smithsonian Networks

JOB TYPE: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance




Smithsonian Channel™, owned by Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution, is where curiosity lives, inspiration strikes and wonders never cease. This is the place for awe-inspiring stories, powerful documentaries and amazing entertainment across multiple platforms. Smithsonian Channel combines the storytelling prowess of SHOWTIME® with the unmatched resources and rich traditions of the Smithsonian, to create award-winning programming that shines new light on popular genres such as air and space, history, science, nature, and pop culture. Among the network’s offerings are series including Aerial America, Million Dollar American Princesses, Polar Bear Town, The Weapon Hunter, The Lost Tapes, Mighty Ships, Mighty Planes and Air Disasters, as well as critically-acclaimed specials that include Building Star Trek, The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima, MLK: The Assassination Tapes and The Day Kennedy Died. Smithsonian Networks also operates Smithsonian Earth™, through SN Digital LLC., a new subscription video streaming service delivering spectacular original nature and wildlife content. To learn more, go to, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


This temporary position is responsible for assisting in the preparation and implementation of all aspects of the monthly program schedules for Smithsonian Channel’s branded international channels as assigned, including any and all related analytical work. The Coordinator/Scheduling Temp, Program Planning & Scheduling works with the Manager, Program Planning & Scheduling on monthly strategies for each programming service so that the schedules fulfill all basic targeted strategies, are well-balanced from a creative and product usage standpoint and deliver the maximum audience in all dayparts.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Under the direct supervision of the Manager, Program Planning & Scheduling, prepare and execute the monthly linear program schedules as assigned so that the schedules maximize viewing opportunities and support sales and marketing goals.

  • Analytical projects - related to Smithsonian Channel’s programming as well as its key competitors - as assigned.

  • Screen programs assigned to a particular month in order to determine content issues and provide ratings and advisory recommendations. Evaluate audience potential for each program.


Prior experience and understanding of television research and film evaluation.

Strong working knowledge of feature films and television.

Very strong organizational skills as well as a strong sense of priority and effective decision making skills.

Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously while ensuring accuracy under severe time constraints.

Excellent follow-through and ability to communicate effectively with both superiors and subordinates. Strong sense of interdepartmental needs, deadlines, etc. and the ability to interface effectively with others both inside and outside the company.

Computer literacy.


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