• Northern Bureau Producer - ITV News, Northern Bureau

    Job Locations UK-London
    Posted Date 1 month ago(14/12/2018 10:20)
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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.


    The ITV Northern Bureau is responsible for delivering coverage that appeals to the core of our audience. The Northern producer is at the heart of the ITV News Northern Bureau and is responsible for driving distinctive content and compelling coverage from across the region for all ITV News platforms.


    • Pulling the strings of the Northern Bureau to ensure the best possible coverage from across the region and beyond
    • To co-ordinate and communicate effectively with members of the Northern Bureau as well other ITV News regional bureaus
    • Communicating effectively and efficiently with programme and news desk teams in London for on the day stories
    • Reacting to and driving major news stories in the region
    • Responsibility for overseeing bureau logistics and rosters
    • Overseeing deployments both of regional assets as well as those hired-in or deployed from further afield
    • Generating and maintaining a harmonious relationship with the ITV regions through close collaboration and communication
    • Pitching and commissioning original and distinctive content from across the region
    • Generating exclusive content both for off-diary stories as well ongoing events
    • Being responsible for maintaining the planning diary. Ensuring all potential stories are flagged and discussed in a timely fashion with the planning team
    • Building and maintaining a vast network of contacts in the region
    • Responsibility for close communication with the region to generate engaging digital content from the region
    • Being a central contributor to the ITV News commitment to diversity of all types in its coverage

    This Position Description identifies the main requirements of the job.  It is not an exhaustive list of duties but is intended to reflect the nature, range, and context of the work, which may change over time.



    • In depth knowledge of the news agenda, both in the bureau’s domain and elsewhere
    • Excellent understanding of the ITV News editorial vision
    • Exceptional logistical and newsgathering skills
    • Excellent track record of generating engaging and distinctive content including story ideas and case studies
    • Excellent track record of digital newsgathering
    • Confidence to travel at short notice long distances across the country
    • Excellent communication skills with a positive attitude and “team-player” philosophy a must
    • Understanding and commitment to our ‘One ITV’ approach
    • A commitment to ITV News push for diversity across all its content
    • Detailed knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety in the field and in the bureau, including the confidence to
    • abandon editorial ambition if safety concerns outweigh its value
    • Ability to prioritise clearly when faced with a number of concurrent tasks
    • Good communicator and team player, with a positive attitude
    • Ability to delegate tasks to other team members
    • Good knowledge of Ofcom regulations and the ITN compliance manual
    • Awareness and understanding of the financial implications of all decision making


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