Content Editor

  • Bristol  
  • Company
    Start date
  • Closing date
    21 February 2020  
    Posted on
    14 February 2020  

Are you looking to build your management and journalistic career at ITV News? 

ITV News West Country is looking for an experienced journalist to join its team of Content Editors and play an important role in managing a great team of people.

Our Content Editors have a core expertise in areas such as news editing, programme producing, planning or online – but they’re also flexible and able to take on other roles when required.

The role is a senior position in the West Country newsroom. You will either be a qualified journalist, to NCTJ level or equivalent, or have a real depth of experience gained by working within a TV news operation. You will be able to demonstrate your skills in creative journalism, editorially and visually, to make our news content engaging and relevant to our audience, on air and online.

With your thorough knowledge of legal, Ofcom compliance and Health and Safety guidelines and your excellent editorial judgment, you will be able to make informed decisions confidently and to tight deadlines.

So, if you thrive in a fast-paced environment and you possess the journalistic and people management skills that will help us achieve our goals, then we’d love to hear from you. 


To apply, please upload your CV together with a concise letter of application. Please outline why you want this role, your core area of expertise and your approach to managing people. 

Closing Date: Friday 21st February.


Role Criteria:

1: Proven experience of producing or planning impactful, high-quality & distinctive News content to deadlines and under pressure.

2: A strong knowledge of media law & compliance and the ability to exercise excellent editorial judgment.

3: Experience of successfully leading or managing others or projects.

4: An understanding of the importance of Diversity & Inclusion in determining output.

5. Experience of working effectively as part of a team.

6. The ability to demonstrate resilience & determination with a willingness to learn new skills.

7. Proven track record of working successfully to deadlines and focusing well under pressure.

8. A passion for Regional News.

9: Experience of using Social Media as a promotional tool (Desirable).

10: A good knowledge of the ITV News region to which they are applying (Desirable).

ITV is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and as a Disability Confident employer we are committed to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role.

"ITV, where creativity, diversity and collaboration put us right at the heart of popular culture."

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