As our Senior Bookings Producer, you will bring to screen high profile guests with a focus on politics for GB News’ Premiere Evening Show. Building and maintaining relationships across Westminster and the worlds of UK current affairs and commentary, you will exhibit tireless dedication to managing and juggling high profile appearances on a complex show. A polite and persuasive manner and first class organisational skills are essential.
You will need to demonstrate the contacts base and perseverance to make exclusive and original bookings of political guests who are household names to weigh in on the top stories of the day. Immersed in the news flow, with a quick, creative mind and buckets of initiative you’ll already have secured the perfect guest for the perfect angle on a story before anyone else has thought of it.
Working with a tight knit and supportive team with unrivalled experience, you’ll cast everything from debates to one-to-one exclusives on stories that matter to our audience. With a wide variety of contacts at hand you’ll be able to react quickly to last minute changes and breaking news. Over the longer term you’ll be able to help shape the very direction and evolution of the show.
Built around a stable Monday to Thursday shift pattern, due to the nature of news staying on top of bookings and responding to opportunities outside those hours is expected. Opportunities to work on specialist projects and field production for the show abound.
-Securing exclusive interviews with high profile politicians and political figures.
-Finding, booking and maintaining relationships with guests and regular contributors.
-Managing a changing set of guests and priorities for a reactive news debate and discussion show.
-Expert communication to guests and team, solving problems, managing expectations and navigating challenging situations where necessary.
-Provide expert briefs and context ahead of appearances, identifying best on-air lines of inquiry and potential areas of legal or moral controversy.
-Maintaining a positive attitude in a sometimes intense environment, remaining polite and professional no matter the circumstances.
-Highly developed editorial judgement on how to turn a story into a programme item with the ideal guest.
-A strong work ethic and the ability to work well within a team.
-Strong time management skills and multitasking abilities.
-Eligible to work in the UK.