Our mission is to reach new audiences, on new platforms with new digital content. You will work with the senior digital editor to create content for the ITV News website and digital platforms. This role is key in driving growth to ITV News via search and social media referrals. You will work closely with all digital teams and the wider newsroom to inform and produce high-quality, original news with an emphasis on visual content.
You will ensure ITV News’ digital operation is across the main news agenda of the day as well as driving on issues and stories away from mainstream news that will engage a digital audience. You will secure maximum impact for ITV News’ television material online – selling it as effectively as possible – and understand how to re-purpose television material for digital platforms in mind.
You will liaise closely with the news desks and key bureaus, editors and producers to ensure that our output reflects the best of our news gathering and analysis, commissioning content where appropriate.
You will be a key conduit with the ITV regional hub and ITV regional newsrooms, ensuring communication and tasks are synchronized to ensure high quality content is produced efficiently.
You will be the guardian of quality and tone, will publish blogs and take on web duties including running the desk alone at the beginning and end of the day. You will be the representative of ITV’s digital output in some of the newsroom’s editorial meetings as well as providing feedback to the entire company about how our digital operation has performed each day.
The successful candidate will have to pitch story ideas, write and present an original daily news list, help plan further ahead, write news stories and drive the digital operation working with the Senior Digital Editor.
You will understand the fundamentals of audience engagement and data analytics. You will help lead and manage the distribution strategy of ITV News content on social media networks such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube and Google, on a daily basis. You will be responsible for helping to grow our audience on these and other key strategic platforms.
This role will be crucial in helping to grow our audience and ensure our content reaches the widest audience possible.
This role will contain shift work, including weekends, and a hybrid of home and office working.
These are the main requirements of the role and is not an exhaustive list of duties. It is intended to reflect the nature, range, and context of the work, which will change over time.
Our people are at the heart of everything we do at ITN. It’s vital that our workforce reflects the diversity of both our audience and the wider society in the UK, so we actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds and communities. Reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process will be offered, if required, due to a disability or health condition. We also recognise the importance of a good work life balance, so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working, including part-time and job shares for all our roles. Please just let us know in your application, or at any stage throughout the process, if this is something you want to explore.
We are continuing to review our future ways of working, and the return to our offices in the coming months will be gradual and considered, with the wellbeing of teams our primary focus.
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