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Production Specialist (12m FTC)

News / Journalism
240001AH Requisition #

Production Specialist

ITV Tyne Tees

12 month fixed term contract (parental leave cover)

Office location: Gateshead, Tyne Tees

Hiring range: £26,329-£45,952

Please note: This 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 team delivers 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 and a Weather centre 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 are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working, creative team player who can thrive in a live studio environment to join our Production Specialist team, working on live news programmes and bulletins for ITV News Tyne Tees and ITV News Border.

As a Production Specialist you will work as part of a multi-skilled team providing technical, craft, operational and administrative skills across all areas of the news service.

You must be determined to develop new skills (with appropriate training) and to move between different duties on a daily basis as the needs of a busy and vibrant news operation requires. You’ll also have proven skills in, or knowledge of areas including editing, programme timing, vision, sound, directing, traffic, production administration or scheduling is an advantage. As a Production Specialist, you will be committed to working as part of a successful team, sharing the responsibility for supporting news productions. Above all you will be an excellent communicator who is quick thinking and calm under pressure with strong decision-making skills.

Please note, the rostered hours for this role will include weekend working, late shifts as well as early morning shifts and Bank Holidays.  The working pattern will incorporate late shifts (typically 23:00 finish) as well as early morning (typically 05:00 start). You are expected to provide your own means of transportation to and from your main workplace.

Skills you’ll need (minimum criteria)

  • Everyone in the Production Team will have a core skill in one or more of the following areas:
    Live studio operations including: Directing, Vision Mixing, Sound, Gallery PA-ing, Autocue, Newsroom Camera and Floor Management
  • Traffic, Playout, Ingest
  • Scripts, Scheduling, Rosters, Logging, Clearance and Returns and other Programme support
  • Lines/Live contribution bookings
  • Livestream/Digital support
  • Editing and templated Graphics
  • Studio systems technical operation, first line fault finding and maintenance and issue reporting
  • Server and archive management including Media storage 

Other things we’re looking for (key criteria)

  • A team player who demonstrates drive and resilience.
  • Brings a positive attitude to their work.
  • Confident communicator.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage well under pressure.

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: Tuesday 21st May 2024

Interviews: From June 2024, date/s TBC

To be considered, please apply with a CV and a Cover Letter outlining why you are interested in the position.

Please note the notice period for this role is 2 months (this will include any new contracts/ secondments).

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