28 days ago
  • LevelJunior
  • ProfessionsNews Editor, Content Editor, Writer
  • TypeFull Time
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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Closing Date: 28-May-2024

Working within a roster of Assistant News Editors to ensure Channel 4 News coverage is comprehensive, fast, and efficient in our coverage of UK and worldwide stories. This role will also help secure future filming opportunities, including chasing guest interviews and case studies.
Key Responsibilities
  • Co-ordinate the assignment of Channel 4 News camera crews and newsgathering staff across UK and international deployments
  • Assigning Live U’s and working with Traffic/NOC to book feeds and incoming Skype and remote lives from both UK and international sources
  • Effective liaison throughout the day with the ITV, 5 News and ITV Regional news desks to ensure Channel 4 News is across all content and deployments and to avoid duplications in assignments
  • Working with the Planning Editor to bid for future filming opportunities and guests and case studies
  • Pursue and liaise with potential guests or contributors, negotiating fees within budget
  • Logging pictures
  • Cutting footage on desktop editing system and arranging for it to be sent to teams in the field
  • Researching, locating and negotiating the acquisition of stills and video material within budget
  • Be aware of copyright and access information and ensure that teams are correctly informed of any picture or compliance restrictions
  • Work with digital teams to identify picture that would work on social media platforms
  • Speaking to and prioritising callers to the newsdesk
  • Understanding the importance of fast, accurate and detailed logging of material and absolute compliance with ITN policy on clip coding
  • Monitor foreign news agency feeds, book studios, guests, feeds and fixers outside the UK
  • Regularly attend embassies to apply for visas for reporting teams
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.
Key Requirements
  • Good communicator able to use initiative and quickly make decisions
  • A good understanding of newsgathering logistics and broadcast/newsgathering technology
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure
  • Confidence to approach potential guests and contributors and persuade them to be interviewed
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to deal with a broad range of people
  • A good organisational approach, with the ability to multi-task while retaining an attention to detail
  • A genuine interest in, and knowledge of, the UK and global news agenda
  • Flexible worker with a positive approach to problem-solving
  • Good knowledge of Ofcom regulations and the ITN compliance manual
  • Awareness of Health and Safety requirements and confident with active Risk Assessments
  • Awareness and understanding of the financial implications of all decision making
  • Non-English language skills a distinct advantage
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.

Skills Required

  • News Editing
  • Problem Solving
  • Research

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