Date: Jul 19, 2018
Who we are
Every day, people on all continents watch television programs prepared, managed and broadcast by Red Bee Media staff. Every year, the business delivers more than 2.7 million hours of programming in more than 60 languages for nearly 600 TV channels. Its content discovery portfolio spans more than 10 million movies and program titles, covering over 25 languages, and includes an image database covering over 90 percent of all programming available across traditional TV, video on demand (VOD) and subscription video on demand (SVOD). It provides over 230,000 hours of captioning each year – more than 100,000 hours of which is live.
We are now looking for a Dutch Listings Writer, do you want to join our team?
As a listings writer you will provide editorial content for electronic programme guides and for websites and the press. You will be also responsible for linking episodes to enable viewers to record complete series on PVRs and adding keywords to programmes to make them searchable on the internet.
Entering progr amme schedules, synopses and rich metadata, including biographies, onto a database which serves electronic media including catch-up and video-on-demand technologies, and for websites and the press, for both TV and radio. Maintaining accurate channel schedules, writing appropriate synopses, creating series links between episodes and handling late changes quickly and accurately. Fostering excellent relationships with broadcasters and clients. Periodic involvement in user-testing developments on the database.
Experience and skills required
To apply, you must be able to compose listings for programmes of any genre quickly and authoritatively based on information supplied by broadcasters. You must also be able to provide accurate English-Dutch translations - both to a standard suitable for publication. This requires fluency in Dutch (native speaker equivalent) and an excellent knowledge of English.
Previous experience of listings is not essential, but sound editorial judgement and a comprehensive grasp of language usage and style are both indispensable. You must also be a team player, always ready to respond to the needs of clients and colleagues. Training on our bespoke database will be given, but you should already possess a typing speed of 35-40 wpm and be computer-literate.
What you need to know about the recruitment process?
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete an online translation test. Those who have passed the test will be invited to an interview and a more extensive test checking their knowledge of Dutch grammar and spelling, and writing/translating skills.
Successful candidates will work in our west London offices a few minutes’ walk from Ealing Broadway.