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Senior News Producer – This Morning
12 Month Fixed Term Contract
London – Office/Studio Based


This Morning features a broad mix of topical news items and human interest stories. A fantastic opportunity has now arisen to join our newsdesk in a senior position, as a Senior News Producer.


In this varied and busy role, you will support the News Editor, regularly deputising for them in meetings and when it comes to the day-to-day running of the newsdesk. You’ll be involved in the booking of newsmaking guests and exclusives, as well as both serious and light-hearted human interest stories.  Another major responsibility of the role is that you’ll regularly plan and lead on weekly forward planning meetings so This Morning remains ahead of the competition.


You’ll also need to be a tenacious self-starter with an impressive contacts book and have strong relationships with news agencies, freelance journalists, newspapers, ITN and other media organisations.


You will have a journalistic background, excellent knowledge of current affairs, and ideally news editing experience. You’ll need to be bursting with original story ideas and ‘This Morning’ takes on the big news of the day, and be confident pitching these in meetings.


You’ll be a team player, working collaboratively with other members of the Newsdesk, as well as with different departments across the programme.


You will be able to work under pressure to tight deadlines and not be fazed by competing demands on your time.


You must have a flexible approach to work as you will be working to a shift pattern which will include weekends and bank holidays.


Preferably you’ll also have experience working in a live broadcast environment.


If you’d thrive on the buzz of securing exclusives and setting the news agenda on a live network programme, we’d love to hear from you.


Closing date for applications: Friday 10th June 2022


Learn more and apply here