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Sarah Southgate

Scheduler and Media Planner

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About me

I am a hugely self-motivated and enthusiastic media graduate with 15 years of coordination, PA and project management experience in broadcast media. I have a social and fiercely loyal nature, and am now looking for a challenge that will utilize my experience with People and Creativity. I am best suited when I am working with a team of passionate people, and most effective in chaotic environments where my unflappable and adaptable nature is always put to great use. I love creative hubs and dynamics and work best when allowed to be my gregarious self where my passion is, entrepreneurship, people and energy.


  • TV
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Microsoft Office
  • People Person
  • Organisation
  • Social Media Management
  • Online Video

Work history


Oct 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • ➢ Manage highly stressful relationships with crews particularly the Director, AD and runners. ➢ Assist continuity with remembering all points on set and timings.


Programme Administrator

St. Mary's University Twickenham

Jan 2017 - Apr 2017
  • Twickenham, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • ➢ Worked with the Head of School on projects within Business and Social Sciences. ➢ Assisted with documents Professors needed for upcoming programmes. ➢ Advised on any changes that might make better practice visually to programme documentation.


Website Assistant (Pre Launch of Interior design website)


Sep 2016 - Sep 2016
  • Lots Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 0QD, UK
  • Freelance
  • ➢ Uploading all information, coding and images for the launch of the company website. ➢ Making sure all content was accurately presented on both the UK and US sites.


TV Channel Scheduler, Drama & Lifestyle

BBC Worldwide

Feb 2015 - Jul 2016
  • Wood Ln, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 7DP, UK
  • Full Time
  • ➢ Day to day operational management of two 24-hour channels. ➢ Commissioned and briefed in monthly Stunts for Promotional campaigns. ➢ Managed a close relationship with Acquisitions, keeping track of month-to-month titles. ➢ Coordinated monthly and ad hoc meetings between departments and individuals. ➢ Created breakdown lists of any operational issues the department would then need to manage. ➢ Line Management for the Programming Assistant.


Video On Demand Channels Scheduler

BBC Worldwide

Nov 2014 - Feb 2015
  • Wood Ln, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 7DP, UK
  • Full Time
  • ➢ Accountability for monthly affiliate deliverables. Producing monthly schedules CEMEA regions. ➢ Devised workflow implementation for New Material. ➢ Lead on brand launches, liaised with various Heads of Programming and Lawyers. ➢ Managed relationship with Distribution and negotiations and packages for monthly schedules. ➢ Recruitment responsibility for the department. ➢ Day to Day Line management of the Scheduling Assistant.


TV Scheduler & Cbeebies Genre Coordinator

BBC Worldwide

Dec 2012 - Nov 2014
  • Wood Ln, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 7DP, UK
  • Full Time
  • ➢ Creatively and editorially responsible for the Cbeebies Channel for the Nordic regions. ➢ Successfully launched two new zones with a 240% and 400% uplift respectively. ➢ Managed all compliance issues. ➢ Forward Planning with the CBeebies Executive Commissioning, Marketing and Press teams.


Acquisitions Coordinator

The Africa Channel

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
  • Charlotte St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 2NS, UK
  • Freelance
  • ➢ Responsible for recommendation reports of potential programmes for the channel. ➢ Managed Client Relationships; contacting them for key programmes for the channel.


Executive Assistant to VP of Programming & Department Assistant

BBC Worldwide

Jun 2009 - Mar 2012
  • Wood Ln, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 7DP, UK
  • Full Time
  • ➢ Full Diary Management for the VP of Programming. ➢ All travel arrangements locally and internationally; including VISAS and booking conferences. ➢ Viewed all new programming; made short lists and reviewed, making any recommendations. ➢ Managed the quarterly ‘Upfront’ Presentation. Viewed titles for a promo and assisted in edit. ➢ Produced PowerPoint presentations of all upcoming programmes in the Upfront.


Executive Assistant & Commissioning Coordinator, Comedy

Channel 4

Feb 2009 - Mar 2009
  • Horseferry Rd, Westminster, London SW1P 2AF, UK
  • Freelance
  • Full Diary Management responsibilities. ➢ Coordinated all proposals into the department writing back within deadline. ➢ Screened and complied programmes for any inappropriate content before transmission.


Executive Assistant & Commissioning Coordinator, Specialist Factual

Channel 5

Jun 2008 - Feb 2009
  • Long Acre, London WC2E, UK
  • Full Time
  • ➢ Full Diary Management responsibilities. ➢ Any travel for the two commissioning editors. ➢ Managed relationships across departments for documentation required. ➢ Coordinated all proposals for the department responding within deadline for suitability. ➢ Fed back on all promotions created for programmes with thoughts on potential edits and issues. ➢ Responsible for all feedback on show reels for potential presenters.



BA Single Honours Media

De Montfort University

Sep 1999 - Jun 2002


Advanced GNVQ Media Communication & Production & A-Level Photography

East Berkshire College

Sep 1997 - Jun 1999
  • Maidenhead, United Kingdom


9x GCSE's, including Double Science, English, Maths, Drama & French

Newlands School (Secondary)

Sep 1992 - Jul 1997
  • Maidenhead, United Kingdom