London Live, Video Journalist

ESI Media
London (Central)
09 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018
Job Type
Full Time

About us:

The London Live team

Available on Freeview Channel 8, Sky 117, Virgin 159 and truly multiplatform from launch, London Live broadcasts a mix of original entertainment programming, live events and music, cutting edge film making and documentaries, alongside 2 hours of live news every day.

London Live targets a modern, urban, knowing and contemporary audience. They know that London can prove a challenging city to live in, but they’re optimistic about the success they can achieve and ambitious about where they want to be. We’re proud to be a showcase for the freshest new talent, both behind and in front of the cameras, and 100% made in London.

Job Purpose:

A key role within our News and Current Affairs team, both in the office and out on the road. You will film and edit news reports for the nightly London Live News programme and report live from location.

You will also get involved in all stages of the production process, from researching stories and arranging filming assignments and booking studio guests, to including outputting the programme from the gallery when required to do so.

This is an amazing opportunity for individuals who are looking for development opportunities within the broadcast industry.

About you:

  • An experienced journalist with a professional qualification
  • Who films news stories interviews and features
  • Who edits their own stories and other footage using professional editing systems such as Adobe Premiere 
  • Experienced in live reporting from location
  • Experienced in all aspects of live programme production: writing scripts, editing headlines, outputting from the gallery
  • A motivated individual who is brimming with ideas and suggestions for both stories and contributors
  • Ability to work off your own initiative alongside the ability to work well within a small team
  • You will have excellent communication skills and enjoy working with people
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines 

Key responsibilities:

Filming and editing:
Can produce work of a high standard to tight deadlines. Has an understanding of legal and broadcast compliance, including technical quality.

Live reporting: Can report on camera clearly and concisely, can arrange live filming and interviews on location to make sure stories are told in a visually-interesting way.

Programme production: Can edit pictures for headline sequences, write scripts, research stories, book guests and arrange filming.

Live production:  Can output a live news programme when required, and assist with live production, such as graphics operation.

Teamwork: Can work effectively in a team, can on occasion supervise and advise others.

Flexibility: Willing to work to a shift pattern, including some evening and weekend working.

Skills and experience:

  • Experience of working in a TV newsroom or similar.
  • Filming on video handycams and or DSLR cameras.
  • Live reporting on location and in the studio.
  • Editing on professional systems such as Adobe Premier.
  • Live programme production, including gallery outputting.
  • Understanding of legal issues such as defamation, court and election reporting.
  • Understanding of the requirements of the Ofcom code in relation to news and current affairs programmes.
  • A keen interest in news and current affairs.
  • Understanding of London’s varied cultural scenes and the key issues affecting people living in the capital.

Expected Behaviours:

  1. Continuous Improvement – Works in a smart, flexible and focussed way, is open to change and suggests ideas for improvements to the way things are done.
  2. Collaboration – Builds and maintains positive and supportive working relationships with colleagues. Helps to create an inclusive and professional work environment.
  3. Building Capability – Keeps own knowledge and skill set current and evolving and looks for ways to continue learning to support the achievement of business objectives.
  4. Quality Service – Delivers high quality and efficient service and takes account of the diverse customer needs and requirements when looking at ways to improve service quality.
  5. Responsive Delivery - Works to agreed business goals and objectives and deals with challenges in a constructive and responsive way.  Takes personal responsibility for quality of outputs.

To apply, please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations and notice period by completing the application form below.

Closing date:
15 March 2018.

Due to the high level of applications we will only be contacting candidates who have been shortlisted and progressed through to the next stage.

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