Sony Pictures Television Central Europe is looking for a

Media Planning & Scheduling Manager

Our company

    Sony Pictures Television (SPT), owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment, is a premier producer and distributor for network, syndication, and cable markets. SPT’s worldwide television networks portfolio includes 150 channel feeds available in 178 countries, reaching more than 1.3 billion cumulative households worldwide.  Sony Pictures Television offers to viewers a thrilling ride with an exciting slate of programs designed to exhilarate and help them escape the humdrum of daily routine with 24 hours a day of series, movies and original shows.

Our brands in CE

    SPT Networks’ portfolio in Central Europe includes the highly successful VIASAT3, VIASAT6, AXN, AXN Black, AXN White, AXN Spin, Sony Movie Channel and Sony Max brands, in addition to our digital and VOD platforms. The business runs localized feeds across 13 territories, including Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldavia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. The regional office for Central Europe is located in the heart of Budapest.

About the position

    This position is responsible for leading owned media (promo) planning across the SPT Networks portfolio, delivering media strategies that promote a superior experience and drive viewership across platforms.  The Media Planning & Scheduling Manager generates media plans using research, targeting and scheduling best practices, ensuring plans deliver upon objectives and generate high levels of value (reach, frequency, GRP goals).  Plans are executed in coordination with the Creative Services and Marketing teams and through the management and supervision of a team of Media Planning & Scheduling Coordinators. This role reports to the Programming Director/VP. 

Core Responsibilities

  • Planning, development and execution of quarterly, monthly, weekly and daily promotional plans, utilizing GRiPit and/or other planning/optimization tools in order to meet audience delivery goals/objectives.
  • Commissioning the Creative Services team to produce all promotional elements (spots, secondary elements, navigational devices, etc.) required to actualize plans; monitoring Creative Services production process in order to make changes to plans if/when necessary.
  • Utilizing self-service tools (within the GRiPit system) and additional analysis generated by Research to evaluate the performance of campaigns; applying insights generated from these activities to inform the development and execution of future campaigns.
  • Work with Operations team to quickly resolve any promo scheduling issues that may arise.
  • Evaluate show formats and make changes to promo time allocation as needed.
  • Coordinate with Ad Sales and Operations Department to maximize effective use of unsold ad inventory for promotional use.
  • Guide Media Planning & Scheduling Coordinators in the execution of on-air promotional strategies along with proper and effective use of GRiPit.
  • Investigate latest media trends and vehicles, communication of new products and services in media, and actively lobby and work to deploy across portfolio.


  • 3-5 years of media planning experience either in a cable/broadcast environment or at an advertising agency.
  • Knowledge of media planning principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of local media and entertainment landscape (broadcast, cable, OTT).
  • Good communication skills; ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English.
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work well under deadline-based pressures.
  • Ability to work effectively with uncertainty/changing environments.
  • Strong team orientation and interpersonal skills.

What we offer

  • Diverse, flexible, enjoyable work environment in the centre of Budapest
  • Young and dynamic team with supportive colleagues


  • Marketing, Media, PR
  • Media Planner, Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Full time

Experience required:

  • 3-5 years professional experience

Required language level:

  • English - intermediate / communication

Job location:


How to apply/ contact information:

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Please note we highly appreciate every application, but only selected candidates will be contacted.