• Westminster Producer, ITV News

    Job Locations UK-London
    Posted Date 1 week ago(18/05/2018 11:17)
    Job ID
    2018-1351
    # 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 help ITV News’ dynamic politics team produce distinctive and ground-breaking coverage. Working with our political correspondents, news desk, cameramen and editors to ensure we are covering the right stories for our audience to the highest standards across all ITV News’ platforms.

    Responsibilities

    • To work with political correspondents to produce packages of the highest quality
    • Carry out research, interviews and filming for all platforms
    • Write and produce innovative and accurate graphics
    • Research stories for the best elements, lines, and angles
    • Responsible for the timely delivery of packages for bulletins
    • Identify original political stories for bulletins, online and social media
    • Basic editing of material for different platforms
    • Managing competing demands on multiple stories with different deadlines

    Qualifications

    • In-depth knowledge of the political news agenda
    • Sound research skills
    • Experience of owning a story from commissioning through to broadcast
    • Decent political contact book
    • A track record of delivering exclusive journalism
    • An awareness of digital media and able to identify stories that would perform well online
    • A proven ability to conduct news-making interviews
    • Confidence to travel at short notice and operate under pressure
    • Concise and accurate writing for scripts and graphics
    • A creative thinker – original takes on stories, angles, and treatments
    • An understanding of news editing

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