As a Senior Producer, you'll be working across both bulletins and the Newsdesk to ensure we create high quality and impartial news content.
Our bulletins focus on stories that matter to our audience, both on television and radio. You will be confident leading a small team of producers and presenters, and you'll have strong editorial judgement. You'll also be able to write and sub scripts, edit video, and react quickly to developing stories.
Our centralised Newsdesk oversees coverage from our specialist reporters and our video journalists who are spread across the UK. The desk oversees the strategic deployment of our resources to ensure the greatest coverage of stories. Working with producers, you will oversee on-the-day deployments and next day planning operations.
The role involves a shift pattern that is split across the two desks, so experience in both newsgathering and output is an advantage.
You will need an understanding of our audience and be comfortable in a fast-paced news environment. Strong knowledge of media law and Ofcom is essential.
Due to the nature of news, this role will also require some weekend work.
This is a rapidly growing and expanding team, with opportunities to work on individual projects.
• Managing teams across bulletins and Newsdesk.
• Leading the news agenda and scripting/subbing half hourly bulletins
• Responding to breaking news by redeploying teams where necessary.
• Deploying video journalists, reporters, and crews effectively.
• Working with external partners to ensure coverage of national stories
• Compiling daily planning emails to be sent to the entire company.
• Helping to manage rotas to ensure we always have appropriate cover.
• Working with teams to commission and produce long-form/exclusive packages.
• Must understand the newsgathering and output operations.
• Must have excellent organisational skills.
• Must be adaptable with a hands-on attitude.
• Ability to work under pressure.
• A strong work ethic and the ability to work well within a team.
• Strong time management skills and multitasking abilities.
• Strong journalistic skills backed up by a relevant qualification and news experience.
• Good knowledge of news and current affairs.
• Understanding of Ofcom guidelines and excellent editorial judgement.
• Ability to work flexibly across different show shifts - including some weekends.
• Eligible to work in the UK