London - 20 Triton Street

Distribution Assistant

Distribution Assistant Job Description

The role of the Distribution Assistant is within The Story Lab Global team assisting with all matters relating to format and programme distribution.  Reporting to the SVP Acquisitions and  Business Development, the Distribution Assistant is responsible for the general organisation of programme and format materials and the dissemination of important information on our slate to the local markets, and general administrative duties relating to the sale and acquisition of content globally.


Keeping spreadsheets updated (Including Asset Tracker, Content Pipeline, Marketing/PR trackers and Easytrack system)

Uploading content on to Vimeo, SharePoint, website

Drafting /creating documents such as sales sheets, sales kits, ratings documents and pitch presentations.  (Powerpoint, Word.)

Collating, saving and organising format and programme deliverables and materials

Market and conference organisation and preparation

Circulating information to local markets such as materials, contracts

Taking minutes for slate calls and other ad hoc meetings when required

Arranging meetings and booking meeting rooms and registering visitors

Booking travel

Helping the team with general administrative duties when required which may include assisting in processing expenses, photocopying, internet research etc.

Attending meetings / events when required

Evaluating potential acquisition material for all genres when requested

Liaising with local markets, producers and broadcasters when required and as directed


Strong attention to detail and accuracy

Good work ethic

Extremely organised

Polite, helpful and professional

Excellent Microsoft Office Skills

The ability to prioritise and focus under pressure

Interest and understanding of other cultures and countries; international outlook

Eager to learn

Foreign languages advantageous

Design and / or video editing software proficiency advantageous

The Distribution Assistant Role gives the successful candidate the opportunity to learn about the fast paced world of international content distribution, and will develop towards assisting in the selling and / or acquiring of content.