Advertising End Date:
24 Sep 2023
Production Secretary – 12 Month Fixed Term Contract
TalkTV delivers a bold voice in current affairs, debate and opinion available on linear TV, online and on the TalkTV mobile app. Piers Morgan Uncensored ,our award-winning primetime show is an hour of lively debates and world class interviews and it is continually setting the global news agenda. PMU’s YouTube currently looks to be the fastest growing page in UK broadcasting, with 23 million (and counting) having watched Piers’ Cristiano Ronaldo scoop alone. Jeremy Kyle Live takes a straight-talking look at the issues that really matter to people. Vanessa Feltz guides you through the big stories of the day from the world of politics, current affairs and showbiz. First Edition serves as TalkTV’s flagship evening news programme and takes an energetic look at tomorrow’s news, tonight, through the lens of the newspaper first editions. Join a panel of opinionated famous faces to debate the hot topics everybody’s talking about on The Talk .Drawing together world-class talent across News UK, TalkTV broadcasts from state-of-the-art studios at The News Building and is available live or on-demand 24/7.
You will be part of a small but skilled production team working across our programmes on a daily basis.
As a Production Coordinator, you will play a critical role in ensuring the smooth execution of live television programmes by managing logistics, schedules, resources, and communication between various departments. Your meticulous planning, problem-solving abilities, and adaptability will contribute to the successful delivery of engaging and seamless live broadcasts.
Day to day you will:
Working alongside the editorial team to ensure the daily requirements for shows are met.
Looking after new starters and ensuring they have been set up with the required equipment / logins & licences / passes
Assisting with talent bookings, required props / sets, planning meetings / travel / hospitality
Overseeing the junior production team to ensure they are completing their necessary duties & assigning tasks as required
Produce and send daily call sheets/ studio schedules
Managing production paperwork including POs / Release Forms / Location Agreements / Risk Assessments / Invoices & Payment Forms
Being a point of contact for studio crew on a daily basis
Assist with crewing & studio maintenance where necessary
Ensure technical staffing levels are adequately forecasted to cover any holidays and sickness, and finding replacements where necessary
Ensure all crew and suppliers are set up on the News UK accounting system for payment
Coordinate invoices for payment & keep track of the status
Arranging any location shoots as required including crew, travel, kit, risk assessments, release forms / permits
What we’re looking for from you:
This role would suit someone who thrives in a busy environment and who has a proactive approach to their work. Also advantageous is:
Understanding of working within a Production team, particularly in a live production environment
Excellent communicator particularly with colleagues who are working to tight deadlines
Passion for news and current affairs, experience working in this environment a plus
We are News Broadcasting: Driving digital innovation, our people create award-winning national and local radio and podcasts which are must-listens for millions across the UK, Ireland and beyond. Life sounds good with Virgin Radio – home to Chris Evans at Breakfast and Graham Norton at the weekend. talkSPORT , the world’s biggest sports radio station, delivers the very best live sport and analysis and is truly powered by its millions of fans. Launched in June 2020 Times Radio brings together the peerless journalistic expertise of The Times and The Sunday Times with world-class broadcast talent including John Pienaar, Aasmah Mir and Michael Portillo.In 2022 we launched TalkTV , a major new TV channel available to everyone across the UK, delivering a schedule of news, current affairs, entertainment and sport, with Piers Morgan in a primetime evening show.
Life at News : At News UK our people are our heartbeat – they are the driving force behind our brands and we want to enable people to thrive. Some of us work flexibly, in many different ways. We encourage you to talk to us about the flexibility you would like. Many of us work in a hybrid way between one of the News UK & Ireland offices and remotely.
We championdiversity and inclusion (https://www.news.co.uk/diversity-and-inclusion-at-news-uk/) , we strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential and ensure everyone feels valued. We support this through our Diversity Board, D&I strategy & training, creating more diverse content and our intern and apprenticeship programmes. We also have 11 employee-led networks.
We take pride in looking after our amazing talent at News UK supporting the Health and Wellbeing of our staff. Some of what we offer includes:
A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%;
25 days holiday and up to 4 volunteering days per year;
Maternity leave up to 18 weeks full basic salary & paternity leave up to 2 weeks;
Wide range of training available, plus full LinkedIn Learning access.
Private medical insurance covering pre-existing conditions
Discounted gym memberships , ClassPass at Home, weekly virtual HIIT, yoga and run club classes
‘Bikes for Work’ scheme
Access to wellbeing benefits such as physio/massage and counselling
We want to ensure that everyone we meet has the opportunity to perform to their best when interviewing. Please let us know, at any stage, whether you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, and we will do our best to accommodate.
News UK is an official partner of the Journalism Diversity Fund, founder of the Journalism and Disability Forum, and proud member of the Valuable 500. At News UK, we will continue to promote an inclusive and diverse workplace, to help people with visible and non visible disabilities create careers in media and aim to make our content accessible to all.
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