Assistant News Editor, ITV News

Job Locations UK-London
Posted Date 1 week ago(11/01/2022 17:02)
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To fulfil a number of editorial and logistical roles for the ITV News Home and Foreign Desks, working on location and supporting output and digital teams.


  • Multi-skilled with the ability to work across input, output and digital platforms  
  • To work across all areas of the ITV News operation – Home, Foreign, London and the Regions
  • To assist News Editors as and when required
  • Key liaison point between newsdesk and on-the-road teams 
  • Briefing reporters and crews
  • Undertaking any planning duties as and when required
  • The ability to field produce when required
  • To answer newsdesk phones, dealing with callers and prioritising information
  • Passing on information in a clear and concise manner
  • Coordinate the assignment of crews
  • Transcribing reporter scripts where not available in running order
  • Logging picture
  • Being aware of copyright and access information
  • Ensure ITV News coverage reflects and showcases a diverse range of opinions, matters and communities and champions diversity.
  • Researching, locating and negotiating the acquisition of stills
  • Fielding queries and facilitating special commissions from external clients 
  • Pursue and liaise with any potential guests or contributors


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 good understanding of all news technologies used in the field and a keenness to embrace new technologies – self-editing, self-shooting and an ability to publish on digital platforms   
  • You must possess either the relevant journalism qualification (BJTC, NCTJ or equivalent) or have relevant journalism/newsroom experience
  • Excellent communicator
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure
  • A strong team player
  • Good organisational skills coupled with the ability to multi-task whilst retaining strong attention to detail
  • Flexible worker with a positive, proactive approach to problem solving
  • A genuine interest in, and knowledge of, the ITV News agenda and strong news judgement
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal with a broad range of people
  • Good knowledge of Ofcom regulations and the ITN compliance manual 
  • Awareness of Health and Safety requirements
  • Awareness and understanding of the financial implications of all decision-making
  • Recognition of the importance of cross-company cooperation
  • A full, clean UK driving licence is desirable
  • Experience in a working newsroom is required


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 actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds and communities. Reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process will be offered, if required, due to a disability or health condition. 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.


We are continuing to review our future ways of working, and the return to our offices in the coming months will be gradual and considered, with the wellbeing of teams our primary focus.


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