Production Specialist

  • Gateshead  
    remote, temp to perm  
  • Company
    Start date
    6 Months FTC  
  • Closing date
    24 September 2020  
    Posted on
    16 September 2020  

We are looking for a Production Specialist to join our team who produce the live news programmes and bulletins at ITV News Tyne Tees and Border. As a Production Specialist based in Gateshead, you will work as part of a multi-skilled team providing technical, craft, operational and administrative skills across all areas of the news service, in the gallery, studio and out on location.

You will have the opportunity to develop new skills and to move between different duties on a daily basis as the needs of a busy and vibrant news operation require. With training and guidance, you will be able to develop your skills and experience in areas from production administration and scheduling to live studio operations, gallery timing, editing, media management and frontline technical support. 

The rostered hours will include weekend working, late shifts as well as early morning shifts.

As a Production Specialist, you will ideally have a technical background and will certainly have a passion for live TV news production, particularly in a technical, operational or support capacity. 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 programme production by having the willingness and aptitude to learn many new skills with appropriate training. 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 Live News & Technology and are looking for a fast-paced newsroom then this could be the perfect role for you - Apply now!


Role Criteria:

1: Proven technical experience relevant to the role.

2: Experience of working effectively as part of a team.

3. The ability to carry out a number of tasks simultaneously and concurrently.

4: Confident and clear communication skills.

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

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

7: Social Media/Digital Awareness (Desirable).

8: Live broadcast experience (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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