RESEARCHER - Topical Debate Show - 12 month FTC:
News UK is looking for an experienced Researcher with a thorough knowledge of news and current affairs for a nightly debate show with a panel of guests.
This role may require some shift work.
What we are looking for from you:
You’ll have TV experience, the ability to generate topical story ideas and write punchy scripts.
Great editorial judgement, good communication skills and the ability to thrive under the pressure of daily deadlines are essential.
You’ll be involved in all areas of the programme; pitching story ideas, researching and writing briefs, script writing for presenters, coming up with creative treatments for debates, sourcing and editing pictures, booking guests and helping to output the programme live.
You’ll have a good understanding of media law and Ofcom guidelines.
We are News UK: One of the leading media businesses in the UK and Ireland, our newsbrands include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, The Sun on Sunday and The TLS. Our national broadcast brands include talkSPORT, Times Radio, talkRADIO and Virgin Radio, and we have market-leading local radio stations across Ireland. In 2022 we will launch talkTV, a major new TV channel available to everyone across the UK, delivering a schedule of news, current affairs, entertainment and sport, with Piers Morgan in a primetime evening show. Our world-famous brands provide news, analysis, opinion and entertainment to almost 40 million people each month. Spanning digital and print, audio and video, events and experiences, our brands are home to a plurality of opinion, representing the diverse communities we serve. News UK is wholly owned by News Corp.
We are talkTV: The latest innovation from News UK, talkTV will launch early in 2022 creating a major new channel, available to everyone across the UK and delivering a bold new voice in current affairs, debate and opinion. The channel will also deliver documentaries, entertainment and sports shows and proper hourly news bulletins. Piers Morgan, one of the most recognisable broadcasters in the world, is the first signing for talkTV and will deliver a primetime show which promises to be a fearless forum for lively debate and agenda-setting interviews. Drawing together world-class talent across News UK, talkTV will be broadcast from state-of-the-art studios at The News Building in London Bridge and available live or on-demand, on linear and connected TV and on any personal device.
Life at News
We champion diversity and inclusion, we strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential and ensure everyone feels valued. We support this through our Diversity Board, D&I strategy & training, creating more diverse content and our intern and apprenticeship programmes. We also have 8 employee-led networks; Cultural Diversity, News is Out, GenZ, Sustainability Champions, News for Parents, Women in Tech, News UK Christian Fellowship and we are awaiting the launch of our Women’s Steering Group.
We take pride in looking after our amazing talent at News UK supporting the Health and Wellbeing of our staff. We offer private medical insurance covering pre-existing conditions, discounted gym memberships, ClassPass at Home, weekly virtual HIIT, yoga and run club classes, and a ‘Bikes for Work’ scheme, as well as offering opportunities for physio/massage, counselling and legal support.
In addition we also offer:
A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%;
25 days holiday and up to 4 volunteering days per year;
Maternity leave up to 18 weeks full basic salary & paternity leave up to 2 weeks;
Wide range of training available, plus full LinkedIn Learning access.
We want to ensure that everyone we meet has the opportunity to perform to their best when interviewing, so feel free to let us know, at any stage, whether you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, and we will do our best to accommodate.