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Production Secretary (12 Month FTC)

  • News UK
  • London, UK
  • 20/12/2021
Full time Admin-Clerical Producer / Production

Job Description

Production Secretary (12 Month FTC): NewsUK are looking for a Production Secretary to work closely with the production team to ensure smooth running of all News UK output. They will also provide admin and organisational support to production and editorial teams.


Day to day: 

  • Good communication working alongside production team and producers to assist with all programming and outputted content on the channel

  • Processing invoices and expenses with Accounts teams

  • Coordinating travel, hotels/accommodation for staff, crew and talent where necessary

  • Completing and distributing daily call sheets and schedules for crew members and staff

  • Working closely with the Studio Manager to maintain the smooth running of both studio locations specifically managing bookings, rotas & communication with crew

  • Organising kit hire, or sourcing set pieces for specific shows

  • Completing licensing declarations for any footage or stills used for productions

  • Setting up new staff or crew with necessary access passes, log ins &/or programs

  • On occasion, meeting and escorting new staff or talent to studio/meeting rooms

  • Confidence to discuss and explore any new structures to help organise workflow

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills and good communication skills

  • Someone who thinks proactively and reactively to situations, can work across multiple tasks at once, and can work effectively under pressure and as a team to ensure tasks are completed efficiently and timely

  • Updating crew's rota and contacting them regarding their availability.

  • Awareness and ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion.

What we’re looking for from you: 


This role would suit someone who thrives in a busy environment and who has a proactive approach to their work.  Also advantageous is:

  • Understanding of working within a Production team, particularly in a live production environment

  • Highly organised 

  • Willingness to go over and above at times when required.

  • Excellent communicator particularly with colleagues who are working to tight deadlines 

  • Passion for news and current affairs, experience working in this environment a plus


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.