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Belfast, UK: Head of News & Programmes - ITV News UTV

Job Vacancy: Head of News & Programmes - ITV News UTV

Location: Belfast, UK

Closing Date: 23rd February 2020

Are you a strong leader and planner who puts quality first in all areas of a broadcast operation from top to bottom?

ITV is looking for a Head of News & Programmes for our UTV newsroom to lead an enthusiastic team of editorial, operational and support colleagues. Under your guidance, they will react swiftly and effectively to breaking news stories and create a range of quality regional programmes.

Your organisational abilities will be second to none. As Head of News & Programmes you will be responsible for long-term strategic planning, editorial direction, colleague performance, discipline, appraisal and communication. You will be involved in the development and implementation of ITV initiatives and projects, working with colleagues across the group. The ability to delegate effectively is essential.

ITV News prides itself in providing the best pictures and the finest writing to satisfy our loyal audiences. The Head of News & Programmes will have a proven record in creative journalism, ensuring excellence both on air and online, motivating colleagues and leading by example. You will be responsible for overseeing the UTV news service which includes the flagship programmes at 6pm, late, early and weekend bulletins, all our online coverage, and over a hundred hours of political, current affairs and lifestyle programming that UTV produces.

The Head of News & Programmes will oversee newsroom budgets and previous experience in this field is desirable. The role is mainly based in Belfast, but the successful applicant will be required to travel across the patch and attend regular meetings in London. It’s a post requiring stamina and resilience, and many of the duties are outside of normal working hours.

If all of the above is covered, and your passion for the role shines through, you could be just the person we are looking for.

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Posted on TVZ: 10th February 2020

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