Associate Planning Executive

MBC Group


Ref: LP104-220

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time


Responsibilities will include but will not be limited to the following:

AVOD titles:

- Support on diverse tasks and complex projects in areas like:
- Project Management (coordinating, preparing and conducting project updates, leading projects etc.)
- Building presentations
- Prepare and update slides/programming plan for upcoming periods
- Idea pitching
- Work closely with content project owners: weekly meetings and updates
- Ensure all information is available, updated, and accurate in content planning tool (Airtable)
- Monitor and collect findings on- and be updated on industry and market trends
- Assist team with scheduling needs (e.g. maintaining and monitoring updates from TV grids)
- Assist in adding entries on Airtable as per schedule with all related fields including release date, release pattern, and house numbers
- Assist with ongoing optimization of team meetings, processes, communications, and reporting
- Assist wider content team as required with ad-hoc projects


- Eager learner - thrive in a dynamic environment where you take initiative to grow the business, your skills and support the rest of the content business area
- Positive attitude - see opportunities and room for improvement, where others may see challenges and obstacles
- Content affinity - enjoys watching content and has the knowledge of the MENA region
- No ego - approachable and willing to admit mistakes when faced with contradictory facts
- Project manager - ability to drive projects incl. planning, execution and follow-up in teams and individually
- Organised - structured and organised with others and individually, clear focus on priorities
- Multitasker - excellent at multitasking/handling multiple projects simultaneously
- People person - excellent communication and influencing skills
- Entrepreneurial - motivated and driven by delivering excellent quality with winning team
- Excellent Microsoft Office and OneDrive skills
- Strong numerical capability - Ability to recognise key numbers, logic and numerical relationships

About the Company

MBC GROUP is the largest media company in the Middle East & North Africa region that enriches people’s lives through information, interaction and entertainment. In 2002, nearly a decade after the launch of MBC1 in London, in 1991, MBC GROUP moved its headquarters to Dubai Media City, United Arab Emirates.

Today, MBC GROUP includes over 17 leading TV channels: MBC1 (general family entertainment); MBC2 & MBC MAX (24-hour western movies); MBC3 (children’s edutainment with a mix of both local productions and western acquisitions); MBC4 (entertainment for young families with a female-focus); MBC ACTION (an indigenous adrenaline-packed channel targeting young males with local and homegrown productions); MBC VARIETY (Western films and general entertainment with uninterrupted broadcasting); MBC DRAMA (24/7 Arabic drama) & MBC+ DRAMA (a joint pay-TV channel between MBC and OSN); MBC PERSIA (general family entertainment dubbed and subtitled in Farsi); WANASAH (24-hour Arabic music channel); MBC MASR & MBC MASR2 (general family entertainment geared towards the Egyptian family); MBC BOLLYWOOD (delivering the freshest in Bollywood content geared towards the region via an Arabized interface); MBC USA (on “Dish Network” in the US); MBC IRAQ (a premium channel aimed at the entire Iraqi family), MBC5 (new satellite channel dedicated to the Maghreb); all of them benefit from MBC STUDIOS which produces the region’s most compelling premium content for cinema, television and on-demand platforms. MBC GROUP also includes two FM radio stations: MBC FM (Gulf music) and Panorama FM (contemporary Arabic hit music).

Furthermore, part of MBC GROUP is Shahid and its premium subscription-based service Shahid VIP, the world’s leading Arabic streaming platform, home to highly rated original productions from the Arab world, a wide range of exclusive movies and premieres, as well as the top watched live Arab TV channels.

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