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Senior Producer - TV News Bulletins

  • News UK
  • London, UK
  • 09/12/2021
Full time Producer / Production

Job Description

Senior Producer - TV News Bulletins (12 Month FTC): We are looking for a talented senior producer who will be responsible for the production of Talk TV’s half hourly news bulletins. You will manage the team to compile and create the most engaging updates, using your excellent editorial judgement to select and shape stories, write and subedit scripts and react to breaking news. This role involves shift, weekend and bank holiday work.


What we are looking for from you: 

  • You are an experienced journalist with strong TV production and live outputting / gallery skills.

  • Confident running a news desk - you are able to make quick editorial decisions under pressure and manage the team to ensure the highest quality content reaches our viewers. 

  • Confident news judgement in being able to deliver breaking stories live

  • You have a meticulous eye for fact-checking and ensure all our stories are written fairly and accurately, with sharp headlines and compelling leads.

  • Someone with a passion for news and current affairs, you have a talent for making complex stories accessible.

  • You can think creatively, bringing fresh ideas about news stories and how we tell them. 

  • You have a thorough understanding of media law and Ofcom guidelines

  • Confident using Inews and Avid


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 early 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. 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 hourly news bulletins. 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.