Input Producer (Maternity cover- 6 month attachment/FTC, assigned to Health & Science Bureau)

Job Locations UK-London
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(27/02/2018 12:22)
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This role is to act as producer for a correspondent or specialist editor for ITV News TV programmes and our digital content. The input producer will be assigned to a specialism as a specialist producer or alternatively be assigned to the newsdesk as desk producer.


To plan and produce coverage, working closely with an assigned  specialist editor  or a news correspondent  both in the office and in the field
If assigned to a specialism:


  • The producer will establish and maintain contacts in that field.
  • Drive and champion the specialism’s news agenda within ITV News
  • Find and produce original journalism in the assigned field
  • To work on breaking news and general news when required

If assigned to the newsdesk:


  • Respond to news stories as required by the newsdesk
  • Work with correspondents and reporters driving lines and producing coverage on the day and on projects
  • Develop you own stories
  • Develop areas of interest and ongoing stories as long term projects

All input producers:


  • Develop editing skills to be used to help relieve pressure in the field and to work on packages in the office
  • To be aware of and help to deliver ITV News digital strategy


  • Good understanding of the ITV News agenda and its audience
  • Understanding ITV News digital strategy and how it relates to this role
  • Self-starter, with the ability to spot a story and show initiative
  • Good diplomatic and negotiation skills
  • Proven ability to build contacts
  • Proven ability in securing exclusive content
  • Confidence to travel at short notice, and operate unsupervised away from base
  • Rich pool of ideas for stories, angles, and treatments
  • Good communicator and team player, with a positive attitude
  • Good knowledge of Ofcom regulations and compliance

Hiring Manager : Job Title

Director of Newsgathering

Equal Opportunities Policy

This Job Description identifies the main requirements of the role. It is not an exhaustive list of duties but is intended to reflect the nature, range, and context of the work, which will change over time.


ITN is an equal opportunities employer and we actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds and communities.






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