ITV News, Multimedia Producer - Digital

7 days left

Recruiter
ITN
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
11 Jan 2019
Closes
24 Jan 2019
Ref
2018-1486
Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

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.

JOB TITLE: MULTIMEDIA PRODUCER

DEPARTMENT: DIGITAL, ITV NEWS

REPORTING TO: EMMA STONE – SENIOR DIGITAL EDITOR, DIGITAL

We’re looking for a brilliant multimedia journalist to join our team. This role will work across ITV News digital platforms and concentrate on producing high-quality written content on the biggest news stories. You will also secure maximum impact for ITV News’ television material online – selling it as effectively as possible.

The successful candidate will write a range of news stories and features, produce some video and be full of ideas for coverage. This role operates on a shift basis, including weekends.

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES / WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

  • Produce text and video content for all ITV News digital platforms, working on multiple stories every day
  • Create clean and engaging written content based on original journalism from ITV News correspondents and repurposing wire copy and agency material for our audience
  • Produce captioned video for the website and social media platforms using ITV News material and agency footage
  • Be full of ideas every day for story ideas and original takes on the day's news agenda, talking points and issues
  • Write punchy and compelling headlines and thumbnails for social media and the website, understanding the role of search engine optimisation
  • Work across a wide range of home and foreign news stories of varying complexity and create content on those stories in a variety of formats, including breaking news and explainers
  • Demonstrate distinctive judgement about digital storytelling – with confidence about what elements will resonate with an online audience and what will perform on different platforms
  • Ensure stories are accurate, comply with the law and relevant regulations
  • If required, shoot and edit original video content
  • On occasion, be involved in the production of original series and podcasts recorded in the ITV News digital studio
  • On occasion, run the digital news desk
  • This role operates on a shift basis, rotating between early, day, late and weekend shifts


KEY ATTRIBUTES

  • At least one year's experience of working in a busy newsroom, ideally creating digital content
  • Ability to produce video and clean and accurate copy under pressure and to a deadline
  • Ability to thrive in a busy newsroom where on working on multiple stories and regular deadlines every day is the norm
  • Experience using Avid Newscutter and Adobe Premiere to clip up video and create captioned videos
  • Possess scrupulous attention to detail and have the highest standards of spelling, grammar and accuracy when creating content, especially around complex and controversial material
  • Experience of writing for and posting online content via a content management system
  • Flair for original ideas in both written and video form •
  • Proficiency in both shooting and editing video content desired
  • In-depth knowledge of news and current affairs, with the ability to take on a range of UK and international stories and present them clearly for our audience
  • Strong digital news judgement – with a knowledge of what will play well on social
  • Expert knowledge of social media, working across a wide variety of platforms including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram - and understanding the differences between them
  • Understanding of search engine optimisation
  • Technical adaptability and flexibility
  • Ability to work autonomously and under n initiative
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible in task and role, sometimes at short notice
  • Positive attitude and the ability to work well with colleagues across teams in the newsroom
  • Play an authoritative role in team editorial meetings presenting ideas in a persuasive manner
  • Highly developed understanding of complex legal situations and understanding of ITN Legal Compliance procedures and Ofcom Broadcasting Code
  • Understanding of the ITV News agenda
  • Act with responsibility and common sense in the field and office, in compliance with ITN’s Health and Safety Policies


Closing date: 24 January 2019

Click 'Apply' now.

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