Assistant Producer – 12 Month FTC – TalkTV (London)

Assistant Producer, 12 Month FTC

Your Role: TalkTV is looking for a talented Assistant Producer with a passion for news and current affairs to join our team. You will be part of the editorial team for the daily news and discussion, generating original ideas and bringing in exclusive content.

Day to day you will:

  • Pitching story ideas to the team, suggesting guests or topics from the news and social media
  • Selecting and editing content
  • Booking guests and writing briefs
  • Working with high profile talent and establish contacts with some of the UK’s best-known commentators and broadcasters
  • Supporting Producers

What we’re looking for from you: 

  • A strong understanding and passion for current affairs
  • A great eye for a good news story
  • Knowledge of editing and newsroom software – particularly iNEWS
  • The ability to remain calm under the pressure of daily deadlines and producing live TV

 delivers a bold voice in current affairs, debate and opinion available on linear TV, online and on the TalkTV mobile app. Piers Morgan Uncensored, our award-winning primetime show is an hour of lively debates and world class interviews and it is continually setting the global news agenda. PMU’s YouTube currently looks to be the fastest growing page in UK broadcasting, with 23 million (and counting) having watched Piers’ Cristiano Ronaldo scoop alone. Jeremy Kyle Live takes a straight-talking look at the issues that really matter to people. Vanessa Feltz guides you through the big stories of the day from the world of politics, current affairs and showbiz. First Edition serves as TalkTV’s flagship evening news programme and takes an energetic look at tomorrow’s news, tonight, through the lens of the newspaper first editions. Join a panel of opinionated famous faces to debate the hot topics everybody’s talking about on The Talk. Drawing together world-class talent across News UK, TalkTV broadcasts from state-of-the-art studios at The News Building and is available live or on-demand 24/7.

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 launched 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.

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.

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