• Midlands/North Reporter - 6 Month FTC

    Job Locations UK-London
    Posted Date 1 week ago(18/05/2018 10:48)
    Job ID
    2018-1350
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Newsrooms
    Closing Date
    03/06/2018
  • Overview

    Our people are at the heart of everything we do at ITN. It’s vital that our workforce reflects the diversity of both our audience and the wider society in the UK, so we’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds and communities. We also recognise the importance of a good work life balance, so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working, including part-time and job shares for all our roles. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process if this is something you want to explore.

     

    To cover stories in the midlands and north for ITV News, reporting across all ITV platforms and drive distinctive coverage from the region.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Producing well researched, filmed and structured packages and lives for ITV News programmes
    • Identify and drive original journalism
    • Providing written and video content for ITV News digital platforms
    • Work with our Midlands and Northern bureaux to identify stories and work across the two regions on stories as required by the newsdesk
    • Work with the Midlands and Northern Bureaux to create an effective diary of upcoming stories in the patch and alongside the bureaux work with the Planning Desk to ensure stories are well planned
    • Newsgather material where appropriate for other reporters and correspondents’ packages
    • Work closely with ITV Regional newsrooms and maintaining good day to day relationships with journalists and management
    • Build and maintain key contacts with establishments and individuals in the region
    • Be prepared to regularly work elsewhere in the UK as stories demand
    • Manage health and safety in the field
    • Be aware of financial implications of day to day news coverage

    Qualifications

    • Strong understanding of the ITV news agenda and the requirements of all ITV news platforms
    • High quality news judgement, initiative and self-motivation
    • Able to write concisely with clarity and to make creative television packages
    • Experience of reporting on location, producing packages and lives to deadlines and specific durations
    • Strong broadcast voice
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Strong team player
    • Calm under pressure with the ability to adapt and be flexible in task and role
    • Good knowledge of relevant technology and willingness to embrace and exploit new innovations
    • Ability to edit picture on occasion where required, or willingness to learn
    • Experience of using social media for newsgathering and broadcasting
    • Firm knowledge of media law and its implications for broadcast
    • Knowledge and understanding of OneITV
    • Work independently, with initiative
    • Work in accordance with ITN guidelines and policy on health & safety and compliance

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