To secure and produce exclusive and distinctive interviews for ITV News, both in the UK and abroad. The Interviews Producer will work on running stories to track down news-making guests that will set the agenda. They will have a brimming contacts book and run big bids to ensure ITV News gets key interviews ahead of our rivals. This is a key role created to drive distinctive coverage.
The ITNP News team needs a talented all-rounder to join the team for 2020.
The successful candidate will have editorial, managerial and commercial experience and robust ideas about business development.
The role combines supporting the team to deliver high quality news content to existing clients, and growing revenue through new distribution deals.
A comprehensive overview of the broadcast and digital news market is essential.
Drive the politics coverage on Channel 4 News, deploy news resources as appropriate, making editorial judgements about a story’s news worthiness in line with the Channel 4 News vision, supporting and guiding the original journalism of the politics team, advising and helping the guest bookers with political interviews.
The Production Manager will work closely with the Operations and Finance manager, the Commissioning Editor and the Film Fund Team, to ensure budgets and schedules are realistic, and that both technical and personnel related production and post-production workflows are managed effectively and efficiently. This role will also provide a consistent financial and production presence across all projects.
The Head of Short Form will work across both production and development in the short form, digital and television entertainment space. You will be responsible for generating new ideas and pitching these to a strong contacts list in the commissioning world. You will also manage the day-to-day production of entertainment news and topical content for a number of clients. This includes overseeing two major broadcast series for UK networks. You will work with a small team of presenter/producers, producer/editors, overseeing scripts and story selection on a daily basis and signing off edits for broadcast.
Working closely with a production coordinator, you will also manage the rota and develop new talent. As an entertainment news specialist, you will be fully across the celebrity and pop culture agenda, have a great contacts book, and when required you will be able to roll up your sleeves up and help with edits.
A key part of the role is development: working to create new formats, series and singles in the short form, digital and television entertainment space. You will also work to get these development ideas commissioned in the short form space and manage/oversee the teams required to make the content. While the balance will vary, the role is approximately a 50%/50% split between managing ongoing productions and developing/securing new projects.