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London, UK: Deputy News Editor x2 - ITV News

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Deputy News Editor x2, (6 Month Attachment/FTC), ITV News

London, UK

Planning ITV News stories and deployments for the next day and further ahead, making editorial and logistical judgements and assigning resources in line with the ITV News agenda. Producing in the field across a variety of pre-planned and on the day stories.

  • Working on the planning desk looking at the following day and further ahead to drive and shape the news agenda for ITV News bulletins
  • Identify and pursue stories for future coverage when on planning
  • To effectively prioritise, and target planning time and resources at stories with a high chance of making air, focusing particularly on setting up material so that the on-the-day news editor is well furnished with any elements which can better be achieved ahead of transmission date
  • Writing a clear and concise handover to the incoming news editor, ensuring that all relevant details of stories and assignments are included
  • Presenting a draft list of stories for consideration to the daily or weekly look ahead meetings, with a premium on distinctive coverage ideas and storylines, rather than simply a news diary
  • Brief and deploy reporters, correspondents and producers to cover necessary stories
  • Manage the compilation of stories
  • Manage the contacts relating to individual stories
  • Plan and manage a variety of special projects
  • Make informed legal and health and safety judgements
  • Ensuring ITV News’ commitment to diversity consistently represents a large range of views and communities
  • Coming up with creative treatments for ITV News content that work across our broadcast and digital platforms
  • Close collaboration with the ITV News digital team to ensure their requests are communicated to the team in the field as well as the newsdesk
  • Set realistic but challenging objectives for reporters covering stories
  • Ensure arrangements are in place to deliver material safely and swiftly to GIR for transmission
  • Support ITN’s responsibilities to the rest of ITV, external clients and other broadcasting/media organisations. In particular, taking account of the needs of those services when planning deployments of journalists and technical teams

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