London - North



Programme Forecasting Manager – O4064

This is a great opportunity to take charge of the programme forecasting function at a major UK broadcaster, accurately predicting volumes, ratings and profiles for programmes within their linear portfolio.


Our client is a renowned UK broadcaster.


You will be responsible for the prediction of audience viewing and impacts for the company’s portfolio of channels, along with any new channel launches. You’ll use your in depth knowledge of current and upcoming programming to shape the ROI process.

Key Responsibilities -  

  • Accurate prediction of programmes within the linear portfolio – volumes, ratings and profiles
  • Long range forecasting of all linear schedules
  • Accountability for calculating the programme value and probability of all new proposed commissions and acquisitions
  • Supply a number of departments with forecasting information for ad hoc projects as required
  • Joint management of team members


You’ll have significant programme forecasting experience at a commercial broadcaster and will be highly familiar with Techedge and Oasis or Landmark. 

You’ll have strong analytical skills, with the ability to deal with and draw insights from large data sets, and will be experienced in presenting this kind of data to senior management in a clear manner.

You’ll have the proven ability to communicate effectively and confidently with people at all levels, building solid relationships with a variety of individuals internally and externally, and will be experienced in the management, training and development of a team.

Lastly you’ll have a strong understanding of the television and media market as a whole.



An attractive salary is available to the successful candidate.

If your skills & experience fit the above requirements and you would like to take the next step, please apply online attaching your CV in WORD format.


What to EXPECT 

  • Searchlight only advertises active roles.
  • Your details will be sent directly to the Consultant who is handling this role.
  • Our objective is to respond to all applications within 14 days unless otherwise stated.

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