Channel 4 News are looking for a dynamic and distinctive General Producer to join our award-winning news team. Working across all aspects of news output the General Producer will play an integral role in developing Channel 4 News innovative news stories.

You will be an experienced journalist who works to the highest editorial standard.

You will have a proven track record in breaking exclusive high impact stories.

You will have an excellent writing ability with visual flair.

You will have a clear understanding of social media and how to use digital news.

For further information please visit our website:

Closing Date: 27th June 2014

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. No agencies.


Job Introduction
We are recruiting for an innovative Producer to join the team delivering the BBC Academy BAME Expert Programmeon a6 month fixed term contract. The role will bebased in London, Birmingham or Salford. This is a unique opportunity to join a training programme at the cutting edge of our industry. For more details about BAME Expert Presenter days please visit:

You’ll find working in BBC Academy challenging, demanding and highly rewarding. In such a dynamic environment, we take pride in being central to the BBC’s mission to be the most creative organisation in the world; delivering content that achieves the highest possible journalistic, creative, production and technology standards.
The BBC Academy aims to put training and development at the heart of the broadcasting industry by equipping both BBC staff and freelancers with the skills they need. The four colleges within the Academy – the Colleges of Journalism, Production, Technology and Leadership – with the Centre for Technology, allow the BBC to deliver dynamic and innovative training and development, focusing on core skills, values and specialisms in each area.

Role Responsibility
To plan and deliver the BAME Expert Programme. You’ll manage and deliver a series of day-long events across the country and manage the event team.
To research and liaise with potential and actual participants in the programme, ensuring that both the Expert Presenters and the key industry figures participating in each event are drawn from as wide a range of backgrounds and specialisms as possible.
To work with key stakeholders in the business (both inside and outside the BBC) to determine areas of expertise where there is a shortage of BAME presenters and to assist with designing a selection process to address this.
To make judgements based on experience to balance creative and editorial aspirations with financial and resource constraints and advise the team accordingly.
To liaise with the Academy scheduling and co-ordination teams around planning, scheduling and setting up the event days, recording attendance, procurement of resources, contracting of artists/freelancers and reporting.
To compile and maintain information and statistics relating to the programme, particularly in relation to numbers of applicants trained, subsequent media appearances and information about their ongoing careers.

The Ideal Candidate
We need your excellent stakeholder management skills, as you will be working with senior BBC staff and key stakeholders.
We need you to have a proven track record in casting and recruiting participants for programmes or events, and the organisational skills to keep track of large volumes of data and information.
You should also have experience in managing a team because you will be managing a researcher in planning this series of large scale events.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are also needed along with experience of successfully planning complex projects.
We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are very important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

What is the seven day rule?

This is a special exemption, just for film and TV, which allows people who would normally be PAYE to be paid gross. The company still has to pay the National Insurance though.

Because many employed workers in the Film, Production & TV Broadcasting industry have short engagements with a succession of different employers, the normal operation of PAYE is impractical and would in many cases result in excessive deductions of tax. The Seven-Day Rule is intended to alleviate the hardship, which might arise from such excessive deductions.

You need not apply PAYE to payments made to workers engaged for less than one week – that is, for six consecutive days or less.

The period of six consecutive days includes rest days and weekends if these fall between the first and last days of engagement. For example, if a worker is engaged for
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and for the following Monday and Tuesday, the intervening weekend must be counted and the limit of six days will be exceeded.

Here’s the most recent copy of the guidance document issued by HMRC fi-notes-2012


Broadcast Assistant

Job Introduction
BBC Radio Cornwall is England’s top-performing BBC local radio station.We achieve outstanding results by focusing on strong, high-quality journalism and our relationship with our listeners. Our success is rooted in a long-standing, distinctive, speech-based programme schedule celebrating Cornwall’s community, culture and environment. We have a talented, hard-working and versatile team who produce great ideas and content for radio, TV, online and social media in Cornwall and the wider South West.

Role Responsibility
The Broadcast Assistant works 6am – 2pm supporting our presenters and journalists, and strengthening our relationship and reputation with our audience.The main duty is speaking to listeners and guests, either on our Breakfast Programme and Lunchtime Phone-In, or on our reception desk.The role also involves turning round audio, lining up live guests, keeping across social media platforms and looking after enquiries on our Breakfast Show, or for our Weekend team.The successful candidate may also be asked to undertake various other tasks, including presenting live travel bulletins and technical operation of a live broadcast studio. You’ll operate a variety of broadcast equipment including the on-air studios, our production suite, and the radio car, and you may work in our main Truro base or out on location, on weekdays and at weekends.

The Ideal Candidate
We are looking for someone with a great deal of experience in dealing with the public, both over the phone and face-to-face. You should have a passion for radio, a positive attitude and an ambition to help our team create and deliver powerful programmes for our community.You will have a good microphone voice and an interest in news and current affairs. You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of and familiarity with broadcast equipment, digital technology and social media.You must have outstanding interpersonal skills and be able to give us plenty of examples showing how you have performed, adapted and contributed in a team environment.
Please note the main business requirement for this post is to support the Breakfast Programme; the 6am start is not negotiable, although from time-to-time there may be a requirement to cover other duties at other times.
The closing date for applications is 25th June.

Production Co-ordinator

We are looking for a freelance Production Co-ordinator to plan and co-ordinate video & stills shoots.
This is an opportunity for a Production Co-ordinator to become a Producer. If you love the excitement of a shoot, if you thrive on taking charge, keeping things in order and making sure everyone is happy, then this is for you!

You will oversee and co-ordinate everything associated with shoots. You will be involved in the conceptualisation process of every shoot and be responsible for turning those concepts into a reality: you will be choosing the best locations, selecting the most appropriate models, finding the perfect wardrobe + props and doing anything else needed to make the shoot a success. Your resourcefulness to make things happen, an uplifting spirit in all circumstances and the ability to take control are essential to the final output of the shoot.

The job does also come with some administrative tasks, preparing the studio for shoots etc.

We need you to have great negotiating skills, be organised and logical, be able to find creative solutions to whatever problems comes your way, be eager to make stuff happen and happy to work alone or in a small team.
We’d prefer if you do have film/shoot shoot experience (in a producing/planning role)

Interviews will be held on 19th and 20th June. Shortlisted applicants will be given a small project to complete by the 25th June. You will be given a brief of 2 different proposed shoot ideas, 1 in studio and 1 on location. You will need to put a plan of action together, something that shows us how you would tackle the task of organising the shoots.

The successful candidate will be asked to work with us on a trial basis for 2 months (15 days per month), thereafter we can commit to a contract of 15 days per month minimum (20 days maximum) until March 2015. You will need to work some weekends.

Pay is £100/day

To Apply:
Send us your C.V. and a brief cover letter answering the following questions:
1: What are you doing at the moment?
2: Why are you applying for this job?
3: How would you do this job better than someone else?
Please include your full name and phone number in your cover letter.

Senior Technician

More information
The Regent Theatre and Victoria Hall, at the heart of the city centre’s Cultural Quarter play host to some of the biggest names in theatre, music and comedy, and you could be a part of it!

We are recruiting for a Senior Technician (LX) to assist the Deputy Technical Manager in providing a range of technical services to all stage performances, concerts and related activities for the Regent Theatre and Victoria Hall. With solid experience in a similar role, ideally within a receiving theatre, you will be a vital member of the team, supplying excellent technical support as part of the Back of House operation.

Key Responsibilities:
Assisting the Deputy Technical Manger, in relation to the stage, lighting and audio areas, for the safe and efficient get-in, fit -up and get-out of all productions.Assisting the Deputy Technical Manager in ensuring that the storage areas within the Regent Theatre and Victoria Hall are kept in good order and repair.To act as a multi-skilled technician during performances, such as board operator, sound operation, stage and fly cues etc.To undertake the duties of a Duty Technician to ensure the safe and smooth running of performances in both venues along with the Duty Stage Manager.To Assist the Deputy Technical Manger with the general and electrical maintenance of the buildings as required.To adhere to all Health & Safety procedures to minimise the risk of injury and accidents, and undertake regular walkabouts of both buildings identifying any necessary maintenance, or health and safety issues.

Application forms and vacancy information
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