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Production Specialist


Birmingham, United Kingdom 8 days ago
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Job Description

Production Specialist

ITV News Central

Permanent, full time or part time

Office location: Birmingham

Hiring range: £27,909 -£48,709

Please note: Salary will be determined based on experience and in line with our internal banding

For more information please email

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 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

At ITV News Central, we tell stories of the wide range of people who make up our community across the East and West Midlands. Our newsroom is also reflective of the diversity of the region. We are looking for a Production Specialist to join our award winning team who help to technically produce these live news programmes and bulletins.

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, primarily based at our newsroom and studio in Birmingham.

To be eligible for this role, it is preferable that candidates have proven skills in one or more of the following areas: live studio operations, gallery timing, vision, sound, editing, directing bulletins, Traffic, production administration & scheduling. We are recruiting for a Production Specialist who exhibits strong motivation and evidence of a desire to progress within the role.

As a Production Specialist, you will be a highly motivated individual as well as friendly and approachable. You will be committed to working as part of a successful team, sharing the responsibility for supporting news production. Above all you will be an excellent communicator who is quick thinking and calm under pressure with strong and decisive decision-making skills.

If you have a passion for News and Technology and are looking to expand on your current skills and experience this could be the perfect role for you.

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 00:00 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)

  • Relevant experience to the role and skills in at least two of the following areas would be ideal: Editing, sound, directing, programme timing, vision, or Traffic.
  • Proactive with the adaptability and flexibility to move between different duties and programmes on a daily basis
  • Your application clearly demonstrates with examples your skills and abilities as a strong communicator; leader; decision maker and team player
  • The ability to multi-skill under pressure
  • Experience of working effectively as part of a team
  • Proven ability to learn and apply new skills

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
  • Social Media/Digital awareness (desirable)

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

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: Wednesday 19th June 2024

The recruitment process for this role will involve a 2 stage interview process for shortlisted applicants

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

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rv0o3n-44-211-26-178-42 in your application.