RDF West

RDF West is looking for full-time experienced Researchers to join a large team working on an established formatted series for ITV1.

Recent, relevant broadcast experience is essential for this application, so successful candidates should have at least two Researcher credits. Experience of fast turnaround, daytime, factual entertainment series is preferable, together with experience setting up and working on location.

The ideal candidates will be organised, confident and motivated, have good casting and communication skills, and a proven ability to get the very best out of both contributors and on-screen talent. We’re looking for people that are passionate about researching, are great at phone bashing, have an eye for a great story and can demonstrate excellent people skills. You will work well under pressure, be a great team player, have very good attention to detail and able to hit the ground running.

An ability to shoot/cut recce tapes is highly desirable, as is setting up and working on location.

You MUST be able to drive and hold a full clean driving license.

This is a Bristol based role that requires some travel and will involve working some weekends (days in lieu apply). Please contact us if the cost of relocating is a barrier to applying.


Start dates: 7th June 2021 / 28th June – November 2021 (end date TBC)

If you fit the above criteria and are available for the start dates, then please send your CV, together with a BRIEF cover note outlining your relevant experience ASAP.

NB: Please write ‘BRISTOL ITV RESEARCHER’ in the subject box and email to cv.researchers@rdftelevision.com

Please also note your FULL AVAILABILTY, indicating any booked holidays within your application.


The Company is committed to ensuring equal opportunity to all and is a signatory of the CDN/PACT Diversity Pledge. This policy aims to ensure that no worker receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, age, religion or philosophical belief, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, political views, disability or medical conditions including people living with HIV or AIDS. Our offices are easily accessible, and we can make required adjustments to suit individual needs. The Company does not operate differentials in salary or contractual terms based on any of these factors. 


Application deadline midday on 13th June 2021. Unfortunately, we are unable to respond individually to unsuccessful applicants.