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Assistant Producer - TV Bulletins

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

Job Description

Assistant Producer - TV Bulletins (12 Month FTC): We are seeking a talented assistant producer to play an integral part of the news team, creating bulletins for Talk TV.


What we are looking for from you: 

  • You are a qualified journalist and excellent communicator with live broadcasting experience and a good knowledge and understanding of news and current affairs.

  • An intuitive multi-tasker, you are able to work calmly under pressure and react effectively to breaking news.

  • You will assist in building the rundown and outputting from the gallery, writing lively scripts that are fair and accurate.

  • You have a good understanding of media law and Ofcom guidelines and can select and edit the best video, soundbites and stills for a story.

  • You can write and produce compelling, accessible graphics. 

  • You are able to think creatively to identify and deliver stories, booking guests and contributors when required.

  • Experience working in Inews and Avid is a plus. 

  • This role does require shift work, including weekends and bank holidays. 


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. 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. 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.