• General Correspondent, ITV News

    Job Locations UK-London
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    2018-1395
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Newsrooms
    Closing Date
    02/09/2018
  • 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 provide top quality, well written and delivered news reports on a variety of stories for all ITV News programmes and platforms. To play a central role in the creative culture of ITV News by providing original and distinctive coverage to our award winning programmes.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Experienced on-air journalist able to deliver high quality reports and fluent lives. 
    • Producing well researched, filmed and structured news packages and lives for all ITV programmes
    • Identifying and driving original journalism whether investigations or exclusive content
    • Providing written, picture and video content for digital platforms and demonstrating an effective use of social media
    • Ability to report on a range of stories often at short notice, working to tight deadlines to deliver reports and packages both from the newsroom and in the field.  
    • Ability to edit picture and sound to a high technical standard under tight deadlines
    • Proposing, researching and providing original news stories and ideas. 
    • Researching and preparing background reports for planned news events. 
    • Conducting live and pre-recorded interviews
    • Responsible for maintaining and building relationships with external agencies within the UK. 
    • Covering breaking news stories and providing live commentary and analysis in the newsroom and in the field. 
    • Contributing to the ITV News drive to identify and use a wide variety of voices with a commitment to diversity

    Qualifications

    • Strong understanding of the ITV news agenda and the requirement to deliver across all platforms
    • High quality news judgement, initiative and self-motivation
    • Able to write concisely with clarity and to make creative television packages
    • Strong broadcast voice
    • Excellent writing ability
    • Knowledge and experience of reporting broadcast news and current affairs with due impartiality, accuracy and fairness
    • Quality news judgement
    • Proven record of originating exclusive and distinctive content
    • Proven ability to deliver content for digital platforms
    • Excellent use of social media for newsgathering and broadcasting
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and a diplomatic approach to building and maintaining relationships. 
    • A sophisticated grasp of newsgathering and of the multimedia possibilities created by digital technologies and experience of using multimedia techniques in a newsroom environment. 
    • Calm under pressure with the ability to adapt and be flexible in task and role
    • Ability to work to deadlines. 
    • Ability to work in small and large teams in the newsroom and in the field
    • Willingness to travel to where the story requires at short notice if necessary
    • Ability to work independently, with initiative
    • Good knowledge of relevant technology and willingness to embrace and exploit new innovations
    • Superb contacts
    • An ability to understand and reflect the diversity of Britain’s communities in reports
    • Awareness of Health and Safety requirements
    • Understanding of One ITV and working with the ITV Regions
    • Good knowledge of Ofcom regulations and the ITN compliance manual
    • Work in accordance with ITN guidelines and policy on health & safety and compliance. 

     

    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.

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