Programming Assistant

US-CA-Los Angeles
3 weeks ago
Job ID
Production and Programming


WGN America is the flagship entertainment destination of Tribune Media Company.  It is a nationally distributed television network featuring a strong slate of popular, syndicated dramas, comedies and blockbuster movies. WGN America is also home to several exciting new, original series which premiere in 2018, including “Bellevue”, “Shoot The Messenger”, “100 Code” and “Pure”.  WGN America’s prime time performance in 2017 has grown 20% over last year, ranking it as the #3 network in growth among all cable networks and #1 among cable entertainment networks in growth.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Assists with network scheduling.
  • Executes and ensures successful scheduling change process.
  • Organization and distribution of programming schedules for upfront, budgets, weekly changes and sponsorship coordination.
  • Liaison to programming team and internal departments. Dedicated point of contact for high volume of requests for programming info and its distribution.
  • Stunt and event programming coordination
  • Coordinates with Research for special ratings requests and to analyze ratings performance.
  • Maintains multiple tracking reports, including strategy and planning tools.
  • Administrative support, as needed, for the V.P. Program Planning & Scheduling
  • Additional ad-hoc administrative support for the Research and Business Affairs/Legal departments, as needed.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field preferred.
  • Experience in Research or Programming department at a television network or station preferred.
  • Accomplished computer skills, especially with Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage a large and ever-changing workload with grace and efficiency is a must. Attention to detail is critical.
  • Basic math proficiency is key. Understanding of Nielsen ratings preferred.


WGN America and Tribune Studios will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

Company Info

Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit

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