Shaping culture is in the DNA of ITV. So, it is not surprising that you will find us in every home in the UK, our productions are famous all over the world and we are at the forefront of the digital streaming revolution.

When you join us, you enter a fun working environment. With opportunities to learn, to grow and make a real difference. Small enough that your impact is felt in the business, but big enough that your impact reaches millions of people.

Come develop your skills, change TV and the course of your career. Do not just watch it. Be part of it. Join ITV.

The team

Our news team delivers high quality and trustworthy television and online coverage that regularly attracts audiences in excess of 3.5 million viewers. It is a fast-moving environment with a huge variety of roles and challenges on offer. We operate in 11 main news production centres across England, Northern Ireland, Wales and the Channel Islands. We also have a Political Unit and a Weather centre based in the heart of Westminster. And finally, we produce a range of current affairs and factual programming out of ITV Wales, UTV and ITV Border.

The role

The ITV News Channel TV team are looking for an experienced journalist to join their team of content editors.

The role is a senior position in ITV Channel’s Jersey newsroom and you should have strong experience in at least one of the following areas: programme producing, news editing and planning.

You should have a good understanding of the Channel Islands and their systems of Government and an appreciation of this unique region's political and varied news agenda.

You should be enthusiastic about our new streaming service, ITVX, as you may be required to curate our regional contribution to the site to ensure it shows the best of our content. This may include commissioning exclusive pieces for ITVX. You should also have a good awareness of digital content as you may curate our news website and social media accounts.

This is an opportunity for an experienced journalist who wishes to gain further experience as a line manager and decision-maker on our news desk whilst also supporting our head of news and managers in leading our news team.

You will either be a qualified journalist, to NCTJ level or equivalent with a minimum three years experience working in a broadcast newsroom or equivalent, or have a real depth of experience gained by working within a multi-media news operation. You will be able to demonstrate your skills in creative journalism, editorially and visually, to make our news content engaging and relevant to our audience online and on air.

With your thorough knowledge of journalism compliance, the Ofcom Code, privacy legislation and health and safety law and your excellent editorial judgement, you will be able to make informed decisions confidently and to tight deadlines.

For external candidates, training will be provided on our systems and ways of working.

If you thrive in a fast-paced environment and you possess the journalistic and people management skills that will help us achieve our goals, then we’d love to hear from you.

To apply, please upload your CV together with a concise letter of application. Please outline why you want this role and what you would bring to the team as a content editor.

Skills you will need (minimum criteria)

  • Proven experience of producing or planning impactful, high-quality and distinctive news content to deadlines and under pressure. 
  • A strong knowledge of media law and compliance and the ability to exercise excellent editorial judgement.
  • Experience of successfully leading or managing others or projects.

 Other things we are looking for (key criteria)

  • An understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion in determining output.
  • Experience of working effectively as part of a team.
  • The ability to demonstrate resilience and determination with a willingness to learn new skills.
  • Proven track record of working successfully to deadlines and focusing well under pressure.
  • A passion for regional news
  • Experience of using social media as a promotional tool
  • A good knowledge of the ITV News region to which you are applying

 ITV is for everyone.

ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from disabled people. As a Disability Confident Leader, if you meet the minimum criteria for a role and you have declared that you are disabled, we will guarantee to take you to the next stage* (minimum criteria above).

We are happy to discuss any support/personalisation you may need during our application and selection process as part of our reasonable adjustments. Drop us a line if you require anything at talkingcareers@itv.com.

Find out more about applying with a disability.

* There may be a few exceptions where we are not able to take all eligible candidates to the next stage due to the volume of applications.

Because those who make an impact deserve to be rewarded for it.

ITV offers some great rewards and benefits including

  • Flexible working options available
  • Generous holiday allowance, plus you can buy more
  • Annual bonus opportunity
  • Competitive pension contribution
  • Save as you earn - with an opportunity to buy ITV shares
  • Wellbeing and volunteering days plus a wide range of opportunities to help you live a balanced and healthy life

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