London, UK: Freelance Assistant News Editor - ITV News

Job Vacancy: Freelance Assistant News Editor - ITV News

London, UK

Closing Date: 15th September 2019

ITV News is looking for a number of Freelance Assistant News Editors to fulfill a range of editorial and logistical roles for the ITV News Home and Foreign Desks. You’ll have the opportunity to work on location and support the Output team as and when required. The role may also involve research, the processing of stills and provision of a high-quality service to international clients.

  • To assist News Editors as and when required
  • To answer newsdesk phones, dealing with callers and prioritising information
  • Passing on information in a clear and concise manner
  • Coordinate the assignment of crews
  • Key liaison point between newsdesk and on-the-road teams
  • Briefing reporters and crews
  • Undertaking any planning duties as and when required
  • Transcribing reporter scripts where not available in running order
  • Logging picture
  • Being aware of copyright and access information
  • Attachment to programme teams for Output Producer experience
  • Researching, locating and negotiating the acquisition of stills
  • Fielding queries and facilitating special commissions from external clients
  • Pursue and liaise with any potential guests or contributors
  • To work across all areas of the ITV News operation – Home, Foreign, London and the Regions
  • Understanding the importance of fast, accurate and detailed logging of material and absolute compliance with ITN policy on clip coding
These are the main requirements of the role and is not an exhaustive list of duties. It is intended to reflect the nature, range, and context of the work, which will change over time.

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