• Line Producer – Special Events Unit, 12 month FTC, ITV News

    Job Locations UK-London
    Posted Date 5 days ago(5 days ago)
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  • 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.


    This role sits in the Special Events unit of ITV news, supporting the unit and wider newsgathering across the newsroom.  They will work closely with the special events editorial team and the Operations and Finance Director managing budgets and schedules, production and post-production workflows, effectively and efficiently. Providing a consistent financial and production presence across all programming within the Special Events unit but with a critical brief to manage Operation Lion and Forth Bridge 




    • Preparation of budgets and schedules in accordance with editorial briefs, client requirements, identifying and
    • Maintaining budget reconciliations and creating ad hoc budget forecasts and reforecasts as required
    • Managing agreed budgets in line with production requirements and delivery timescales
    • Managing cost manager systems, forecasting costs to complete, providing regular cost reports to the OFD
    • Work closely with the finance team, providing confirmation of supplier invoice details, payroll payments and claims, coding invoices or timesheets to projects once received, ready for approval and check and process staff expenses, oversee petty cash and float reconciliations, project expenses and invoice submission



    • Book and manage internal and external resources, kit, staff and freelancers across all areas.
    • Oversee pre-production and planning to ensure the whole team understand the editorial requirements, schedule, health and safety issues and any compliance or legal issues relevant to Special Events unit programming.
    • Manage production and post production technical and personnel workflow requirements for Special Events Unit programming.
    • Planning personnel (freelance and staff) and resource allocation and maintaining database/contact lists
    • Organise and liaise all aspects of post-production for the team
    • Managing and preparing call sheets, risk assessments and insurance cover requirements as required
    • Develop and maintain strong relationships with external suppliers and external clients
    • Maintain good communication and liaise with the cross company Special Events planner
    • Overview, management and prompt preparation of post-production paperwork/legal reporting requirements including music cue sheets and release forms, copyright clearances, rights management and agency clearance and reporting
    • Supporting the newsroom on extra projects as and when required

    These are the main requirements of the role and is not an exhaustive list of duties. It is intended to reflect the nature, range, and context of the work, which will change over time.


    • A facilitator able to take on considerable responsibility and recognise and work to the authority of senior management
    • Excellent people management skills – able to motivate, inspire and support all members of the production team
    • Hands-on Line Producer/Production Management skills
    • Accurate financial, cost management, forecasting and reporting skills, including working with excel spreadsheets, combined with a keen awareness and understanding of the financial implications of all decision making to achieve maximum production efficiency and spend
    • Excellent forward planning skills
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills at all levels, including client management
    • Excellent organisational and time management skills
    • Extensive experience in identifying suitable freelancers to work across projects
    • Experience of workflow design and review, be able to organise all technical aspects of production and post-production
    • Experience of working with and managing risk assessments and insurance cover, including added risk cover
    • Experienced in both UK and overseas filming requirements, carnet, travel and visa processes
    • A natural problem-solver, with the ability to think creatively, technically and laterally
      Confident and persuasive
    • Highly computer literate
    • Able to remain calm under pressure and multi-task effectively
    • Able to work as part of individual teams and across the department, providing a cohesive presence
    • Strong negotiating skills
    • Working closely with OFD and legal team to ensure production budgets are approved and contracts received and signed off


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