Text Producer – Sky News (London)

“This an exciting opportunity for a journalist at the heart of the Sky newsroom.” Mike Kumar, Editor, News Output
What you’ll do:

  • As a text producer, your work is seen on-screen by millions of viewers around world, and millions more on social media.
  • You’ll be responsible for writing all our on-screen information straps, and in charge of making sure  our news ticker is kept up-to-date with latest developments.
  • You’ll have first-rate punctuation, grammar and writing skills, and be at the epicentre of breaking news.
  • You’ll need to monitor the news wires and keep across live interviews for breaking lines, and will also send news alerts to the 4.7million followers of the @skynewsbreak Twitter account.
  • You’ll also be forward planning on-screen information straps for future set-piece events.
  • You’ll work closely with Output Editors and TV production teams and the role will involve shift work and weekends.

What you’ll bring:

  • You’ll have a recognised qualification in journalism
  • An understanding of broadcast law and Ofcom guidelines
  • Excellent writing, subbing, grammar and punctuation skills
  • The ability to react to breaking news at speed and under pressure
  • You’ll flag stories we should be covering on the TV output

Team Overview:
Sky News
Sky News is a world-class news service with a spirit of innovation and a fresh approach to story-telling. Our aim is to be the best and most trusted place for news, reflecting the diversity of our audience. Made by people who dare to challenge. Made for people who want clarity in an uncertain world.

We bring the best from the global market into Sky – we buy technology, marketing, corporate, operational services and editorial production solutions. We are an international team working with our stakeholders our partners to curate the most effective and efficient customer-led operating model. High ethical standards are embedded in our team, and we engage our supply chains in creating a sustainable future!
The Rewards:
There’s a reason people can’t stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

  • Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
  • A generous pension package
  • Private healthcare
  • Discounted mobile and broadband

Where you’ll work:
Our Osterley Campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Gunnersbury, Ealing Broadway and South Ealing tube stations. There’s also plenty of bike shelters and showers.

On campus, you’ll find 13 subsidised restaurants, cafes, and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.
Recognised as an ‘Inclusive Top 50 Employer’ and a ‘Times Top 50 Employer for Women’, we’re working hard to ensure we’re a truly inclusive place to work. This means we don’t just look at your CV. We’re more focused on who you are and the potential you’ll bring to Sky. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, so we’re happy to discuss flexible working!

And we’ll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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