• Science Correspondent - Based in North of England, Channel 4 News

    Job Locations UK-London
    Posted Date 1 week ago(05/12/2018 17:14)
    Job ID
    2018-1487
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Newsrooms
    Closing Date
    18/12/2018
  • 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 report with authority on science and data for Channel 4 News across TV & digital. To tell stories that matter in a clear and impactful way covering technology, data developments, artificial intelligence, scientific breakthroughs, climate change and the environment. Editorial responsibility includes breaking stories, giving understanding to complex issues, and providing broader context. This position would be based in the North of England – and in Leeds when the new Channel 4 hub is opened.

     

    Responsibilities

    • To build original & exclusive news stories in your subject area
    • Provide packaged news reports to Channel 4 News 7pm programme, weekend programmes and digital outlets
    • Comment on breaking news at short notice with an ability and authority to go live
    • To master complex theories and information, and broadcast effectively to the Channel 4 News audience
    • To act as a thought leader on this important science brief across the news department and digital
    • Keep up to date with the latest technological and digital developments
    • Contribute to editorial coverage strategy for your unit
    • Give analysis and political context of science, environment and data stories
    • Work collectively with Channel 4 News planning desk and news desk
    • Bring, build and maintain key professional contacts

    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 

    Qualifications

    • Excellent understanding and knowledge of science, technology, data stories, environmental and climate issues
    • Drive, enthusiasm and ability to set the editorial agenda
    • Ability to work independently and with initiative and creativity
    • Proven experience of broadcasting
    • Track record of original journalism or breaking stories
    • Ability to write and package broadcast news, often under pressure and to deadline
    • Willingness to work with colleagues on production of reports
    • Excellent inter-personal and contact-building skills
    • Strong understanding of Channel 4 News agenda and audience profile
    • Understanding of the need to be flexible on working times and hours
    • Thorough understanding of legal and ethical issues surrounding broadcast journalism
    • Work in accordance with ITN Health and Safety and Compliance guidelines

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