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Production Journalist

News / Journalism
240001BB Requisition #

Production Journalist x2

ITV Border


Office location: Carlisle 

Hiring range: £27,909-£38,541

Please note: The above range is to assist candidates in assessing their suitability for the role. The range does not represent a longer term salary commitment for the role.

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Your work matters to millions.

Shaping culture is in the DNA of ITV. So, it’s not surprising that you’ll find us in every home in the UK, our productions are famous all over the world and we’re at the forefront of the digital streaming revolution. 

When you join us, you enter a fun working environment. With opportunities to learn, to grow and make a real difference. Small enough that your impact’s felt in the business, but big enough that your impact reaches millions of people. 

Come develop your skills, change TV and the course of your career. Don’t just watch it. Be part of it. Join ITV.

Your impact sends ripples.

The team

Our News teams deliver high quality and trustworthy television and online coverage that regularly attracts audiences in excess of 3.5 million viewers. It’s a fast moving environment with a huge variety of roles and challenges on offer. We operate in 11 main news production centres across England, Northern Ireland, Wales and the Channel Islands. We also have a Political Unit based in the heart of Westminster. And finally, we produce a range of current affairs & factual programming out of ITV Wales, UTV and ITV Border.

The role

We have 2 new permanent opportunities for experienced and multi-skilled Production Journalists to join our broadcast and digital news team at ITV Border, based in Carlisle.

The successful candidates will be self-motivated journalists who love the production and teamworking involved in broadcast news. You’ll have a current contacts list, bulging with links to different communities, the ability to bring in ideas and a clear understanding of how to get them to air.

As a Production Journalist you will have superb organisation skills with the ability to set up all the key elements of a story for television news. The successful candidate will work on television and digital news production, planning stories and will create online content that enhances our reputation and engages our digital audience. This is a hands-on role and will require the successful candidate to perform a variety of other newsroom roles.

So, if you thrive in a fast-paced environment where no two days are the same and you have the journalistic skills that will help us achieve our goals, we’d love to hear from you.

Skills you’ll need (minimum criteria)

  • A strong knowledge of media law & compliance and the ability to exercise excellent editorial judgement and accuracy in your writing.
  • You’ll have a thorough understanding of the Ofcom Code.
  • A good knowledge of ITV Border and the stories and areas of interest for the many communities in the region, including Scottish affairs and law.
  • Able to generate, research and develop original ideas, for online and television.
  • A strong journalistic curiosity, accurate spelling & grammar and an eye for detail.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills, and the ability to demonstrate good working relationships with colleagues and external contacts.

Other things we’re looking for (key criteria)

  • An ability to think about a task or problem in a new or different way using imagination to generate new ideas and to solve complex problems.
  • An ability to bring a different perspective and point of difference to our coverage.
  • Appreciation and experience of how to create content for online to best effect across all platforms.
  • Some knowledge of editing and self-shooting will be an advantage.
  • Demonstrable understanding of the opportunities that online provides both as a research and promotional tool.
  • Ability to work successfully, and positively, as part of a team, to deadlines and focusing well under pressure.
  • An understanding of the difference between and importance of Diversity & Inclusion in determining output.
  • A fresh and engaging approach to digital output.

Please note, the rostered hours for this role will include weekend working and Bank Holidays. You may also be asked to work anti-social hours on occasion. You are expected to provide your own means of transportation to and from your main workplace.

ITV is for everyone.

ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from disabled people. As a Disability Confident Leader, if you meet the minimum criteria for a role and you have declared that you are disabled, we’ll guarantee to take you to the next stage* (minimum criteria above).

We're happy to discuss any support/personalisation you may need during our application and selection process as part of our reasonable adjustments. Drop us a line if you require anything at

Find out more about applying with a disability.

*There may be a few exceptions where we are not able to take all eligible candidates to the next stage due to the volume of applications.

Because those who make an impact deserve to be rewarded for it.

ITV offers some great rewards and benefits including:

  • Flexible working options available.
  • Generous holiday allowance, plus you can buy more.
  • Annual bonus opportunity.
  • Competitive pension contribution.
  • Save as you earn - with an opportunity to buy ITV shares.
  • Wellbeing and volunteering days plus a wide range of opportunities to help you live a balanced and healthy life.

More about our benefits 

Closing date: Thursday 23rd May 2024

Please note, this role will be subject to a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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