Office location: Carlisle

Hiring range: £27,909-£52,303

Please note:  This is to assist candidates in assessing their suitability for the role. The range does not represent a longer term salary commitment for the role.

For more information please email

Your work matters to millions

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’re 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’s 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. Don’t just watch it. Be part of it. Join ITV.

Your impact sends ripples

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 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

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced on screen journalist to join our ITV Border news team based in Carlisle on a permanent basis. 

This is a high-profile, on-screen role for someone with a proven track record of delivering striking, high-quality, distinctive journalism on television, online and on social media.

The successful candidate will have a strong track record in journalism, with  great story-telling ability  as well as sound knowledge of broadcast regulation and the law.      

You will use your journalistic skills to ensure your reports are informative, factually accurate, fair and balanced.  Self-shooting, editing and digital skills are essential.

We are a multi-platform operation so you will be enthusiastic about developing an online presence through our web sites and via social media interaction.

As an established self-starter, you will immerse yourself in the community, ensure our newsgathering reflects the different communities that make up our audience and develop great contacts to deliver agenda-setting coverage across the region.

This is a busy news patch and you will need self discipline and an excellent work ethic. 

You must be a self-starter who regularly contributes original ideas. We will expect you to develop your camera and editing skills to complement our newsgathering and story-telling.

Alongside your first-class communication and team-working skills, experience of self-shooting, laptop editing and live reporting is desirable. You will also have proven experience of using social media to extend the reach of your journalism.

So, if you are passionate about telling strong human interest stories and have the skills and experience to ensure our outputs, both on air and online, continue to offer a distinctive news service, then we’d love to hear from you.

On-screen journalists are required to provide their own means of transport to and from location. The vehicle must be appropriately insured, taxed and maintained. ITV will cover mileage expenses in line with HMRC regulations.

This is a demanding role requiring long and sometimes unsociable hours at short notice.

This is a physically demanding role requiring individuals to transport, carry and operate a camera (and associated equipment) on a regular basis. A pre-employment health check is required.The rostered hours for this role will include weekend, early and late working. 

Skills you will need (minimum criteria)

  • You will need to be a qualified journalist (NCTJ) or qualified by experience.
  • Proven track record of delivering impactful, original, high-quality and distinctive journalism on television and online.
  • Proven technical ability (self shooting, editing, live reporting & digital) to give the story maximum impact as part of a package, live report,  online article, and social media post.
  • A strong knowledge of media law and compliance and the ability to exercise excellent editorial judgement.

Other things we are looking for (key criteria)

  • The ability to demonstrate resilience and determination with a willingness to learn new skills.
  • Experience of working effectively as part of a team.
  • An understanding of the importance of Diversity and Inclusion in determining output.
  • A good knowledge of the ITV News region to which you are applying.
  • Experience of using social media as a promotional tool.

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

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 with a range of options to suit everyone.
  • 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.

More about our benefits 

Closing date: Friday 19 July 2024

Please note, this role will be subject to a satisfactory disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Need to learn a new skill to be eligible to apply for jobs like this? Check out our training courses

Please quote when applying for this position

Subscribe to our email job alerts to get more jobs like this and/or follow @journalism_jobs on Twitter.