Our Content Scheduler, Joe, talks sport at NOW TV
"I’m right at the heart of sports content, what could be better?"
Name: Joe Reid
Job title: Content Scheduler – Sports
What area of NOW TV do you work in? I work within the Editorial team
What do you love most about your role? I’m right at the heart of sports content, what could be better?
What is the best thing about working at NOW TV? It’s just a great place to work. There’s a fantastic, friendly culture and everyone’s striving to better themselves and the business.
Give us a short play-by-play of what your day looks like, from waking up to heading home: I’m normally out of the door by 6:30am and driving from Guildford, so I’ll skip the traffic and be in the office by 7:30am latest. This gives me the chance to get my headphones on, plough through some work early doors and get the first coffee of the day in, which I definitely need at that time!
I’ll check the content we’re serving customers, whether that be on the NOW TV box, mobile, etc. and will make the relevant changes to sport, which happens a fair bit due to the ever-changing nature of the events and fixtures we’re showing. A lot of my time is spent planning, so I’ll be readying content weeks in advance to make sure that I’m on top of any changes that need to be made.
The afternoon comes around so there’s time for an episode of something during lunch. Coffee number two sets in and the afternoon picks up again, usually planning what’s going to be served to customers on Web and the NOW TV box, the latter tends to be later on in the week. I’ll catch up on anything I may have missed through the afternoon and will be out of the door on time.
What’s your favourite moment at working at NOW TV to date? I’ve been lucky enough to meet some awesome sporting icons, like James Haskell, Thierry Henry and more.
Tell us about something interesting you’re working on at the moment? I’m going to cheat a bit as it’s not something I’m working on. This is my first really big job so I’m spending time across other teams within NOW TV to see how they work together, how the business works, etc.
What is your favourite NOW TV benefit and why? Free NOW TV. I mean, everything is awesome when it’s free. I can binge on as much TV as I like and no one can stop me!
What is your favourite TV series? I literally can’t choose one! I love The Walking Dead and Blindspot, but my guilty pleasure is Ex on the Beach. I can’t get enough of it!
What do you do outside of work for fun? I played a lot of hockey at university and started up again just before Christmas. I got involved with the new men’s team that was setup in Guildford this year and we got promoted, so I was a bit chuffed to have been involved with that.