Assistant News Editor - Freelance

Job Locations UK-London
Posted Date 1 week ago(12/03/2018 11:26)
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ITV News is looking for freelance Assistant News Editors to work across the ITV News Home and Foreign Desks. This role will involve logistical and editorial decisions and may involve research, the processing of stills and provision of a high-quality service to international clients.


  • To assist News Editors as and when required
  • To answer newsdesk phones, dealing with callers and prioritising information
  • Passing on information in a clear and concise manner
  • Coordinate the assignment of crews
  • Undertaking any planning duties as and when required
  • Logging picture
  • Being aware of copyright and access information
  • Researching, locating and negotiating the acquisition of stills
  • Pursue and liaise with any potential guests or contributors
  • To work across all areas of the ITV News operation – Home, Foreign and London
  • Understanding the importance of fast, accurate and detailed logging of material and absolute compliance with ITN policy on clip coding 


  • Journalism qualification - NCTJ or equivalent
  • Previous journalism experience in a broadcast newsroom.
  • Excellent communicator
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure
  • A strong team player
  • Good organisational skills coupled with the ability to multi-task whilst retaining strong attention to detail
  • Flexible worker with a positive, proactive approach to problem solving
  • A genuine interest in, and knowledge of, the ITV News agenda
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal with a broad range of people


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