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Production Specialist

Posted: 23 May 2022 Closes: 23 Jul 2022
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time itv/220001NN


Production Specialist 

ITV News, Millbank

Permanent role

Westminster, London

Closing date: 10th June 2022


Why you should join us…


We connect with millions of people every day, make content they can't get enough of and reflect and shape the world we live in… and we do all this through the power of creativity.

We will be a digitally led entertainment and media company that creates and brings brilliant content to audiences, wherever, whenever and however they choose.


Business overview per Business Area:


Millbank is the home of the ITV News political unit and we have an exciting opportunity for a Production Specialist to join the team. As a Production Specialist you will provide technical and operational support for our engineers, newsroom and management teams, as well as the external clients who use Millbank’s services and facilities. You will be working as a member of a small, well established team who will offer support and advice when needed.


This role entails:


As a Production Specialist, you will work as part of a multi-skilled team providing technical, craft, operational and administrative skills across all areas of the news service, primarily based at our newsroom and studio in Westminster.

You will have a knowledge and appreciation of current broadcast technologies. Experience in broadcasting would be an advantage but not essential. You will be highly motivated, personable and have the ability to work as part of a team while not being afraid to make decisions when needed, often in high pressure situations. You will be dealing with clients on a face-to-face basis every day so you will need to be confident and outgoing in your nature. An interest in politics, though not essential, would be beneficial.

You must be willing, and have the aptitude, to develop new skills (with appropriate training) and to move between different duties on a daily basis as the needs of a busy and vibrant news operation requires. You’ll also be happy to share your own skills with others. The rostered hours will include weekend working, late shifts as well as early morning shifts. 

 As a Production Specialist, you will be a highly motivated individual as well as friendly and

approachable.  You will be committed to working as part of a successful team, sharing the

responsibility for supporting news production. Above all you will be an excellent communicator who is quick thinking and calm under pressure with strong decision-making skills.


To be considered for this opportunity you will need to demonstrate the following skills:

Minimum role criteria:


1: Thrives in live gallery situations working well under pressure and to tight


2: Proven ability to learn and apply new skills

3: Proven technical experience relative to the role

4: Social media/digital awareness


ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from candidates with a disability and as a Disability Confident Leader if you meet the minimum criteria for a role and you have declared that you have a disability, we’ll guarantee you’ll get to the next stage*.

(minimum criteria above)


The Key role criteria is as follows:


  • Confident communicator 
  • Outstanding organisational skills
  • The ability to multi-task across a number of different requirements.
  • Brings a positive attitude to their work
  • Proven ability to learn and apply new skills
  • Proven attention to detail
  • A team player who demonstrates drive and resilience
  • The ability to demonstrate resilience and determination with a willingness to learn new skills.
  •  Proven track record of working successfully and accurately to deadlines and focusing well under pressure.


We're happy to discuss any support/personalisation you may need during our application process as part of our reasonable adjustments approach. So we encourage you to get in touch with us if you require anything... our email is out more here


Closing Date: 10th June 2022



Find out more about our benefits


We want to be the most flexible employer in Media. We offer Smart working and we will support you and provide you the right environment and work/ life balance


We reach millions of people everyday, that’s why having diverse talents and being an organisation where colleagues feel included is crucial to us. We have various networks who celebrate and support our colleagues. We try to embed an inclusive mindset in everything we do. Find out more here 

* There may be a few exceptions where we are not able to take all eligible candidates to the next stage due to the volume of applications.

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