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We are looking for a highly talented programme maker to become a Producer on Jeremy Vine, the two-hour flagship daytime topical discussion programme on Channel 5. The successful candidate must have a strong understanding of daytime debate shows, first class journalism and production skills, and the ability to work under pressure. They should be full of ideas for debates and guests, as well as having the production flair to make sure their shows are engaging and entertaining. We want to be plugged into what people are talking about every day to make sure the programme is lively, relevant and having the right conversations. We are looking for this new team member to start as soon as possible and are actively seeking candidates from diverse backgrounds. We are offering a two-year fixed term contract to start in January. Responsibilities Taking ownership and overseeing all elements of production for a two-hour live debate show Coming up with ideas for debates, writing scripts, commissioning pictures and graphics, and taking charge of all elements of production Briefing presenters and guests Managing a team of assistant producers and researchers Outputting the programme Making decisions on legal issues, and taste and decency, in accordance with Ofcom regulations and the ITN compliance manual Managing the rundown Putting callers on air This Job Description identifies the main requirements of the role. It is not an exhaustive list of duties but is intended to reflect the nature, range, and context of the work, which will change over time. Qualifications A strong understanding of daytime debate shows First class journalism skills The ability to spot a good talking point First class production skills to turn that talking point into engaging television Highly organised with the ability to prioritise workload efficiently and manage multiple projects Excellent communication skills (verbal/written/visual) Editorially creative and imaginative Knowledge and experience of topical issues and current affairs The highest standards of accuracy and attention to detail around often complex and controversial material Adept at working independently - a self-starter, comfortable at being stretched Experience of legal situations and understanding of ITN Legal Compliance procedures Good interpersonal skills Enthusiastic and passionate Calm under pressure with the ability to adapt and be flexible in task and role Ability to work to tight deadlines Previous experience of outputting live TV Ability to demonstrate our company values - Transparent, Innovative and Collaborative Our people are at the heart of everything we do at ITN. It's vital that our workforce reflects the diversity of both our audience. and the wider society in the UK, so we're proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds and communities. We also recognise the importance of a good work life balance, so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working, including part-time and job shares for all our roles. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process if this is something you want to explore.

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