General Reporter

  • Full Time
  • London
  • Applications have closed


Salary or Budget: Competitive
Experience required: 1+ years

Channel 4 News is looking for a General Reporter with a passion for covering breaking news and delivering exclusive stories for both our 7pm flagship programme and our digital platforms.


  • Ability to make well-crafted television packages and deliver lives for Channel 4 News
  • Passionate about original journalism with a proven record of breaking exclusive stories
  • Contribute ideas to and story pitches to the programme editors, home editor and planning editor. Particularly stories that impact communities beyond London.
  • Work closely with our digital team when developing stories and content.
  • Be committed to telling the stories of those from under-represented and minority communities
  • Possess the flexibility to cover breaking news and travel at short notice
  • Capability to work on on-the-news stories whilst developing longer term projects.
  • Possess a very strong interest in news and current affairs both in the UK and abroad
  • Adhere to Ofcom broadcasting codes and ITN legal and compliance guidance.
  • Responsible for health and safety when in the field


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.


  • Experience of television journalism – both packaging and live broadcasting.
  • A commitment to reflect diversity when storytelling.
  • Impeccable news judgement, with a very keen interest in news and current affairs.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Able to write creatively with clarity and imagination for television and other platforms
  • A knowledge of Ofcom and media law
  • Experience of being calm under pressure in all environments, and able to adapt to a changing situation
  • Capable of working to tight deadlines in an edit suite and in the field


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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