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News- Ents Video Journalist

A full-time job at Made Television in Leeds
Posted 24 November, 2016 in Other

Multimedia News/Ents Video Journalist Good at telling stories? Can you tell them through your own shooting, editing and on screen personality? Here at Made in Leeds, part of the UK’s largest City TV network Made Television, we’re opening up a rare and exciting job opportunity for a multi-skilled Video Journalist to work across our daily programming teams. We need someone who’s as confident sat in the courtroom reporting on the day’s top story for On The Aire news as they are meeting the meerkats in Tropical World for nightly magazine programme The Lowdown. The right candidate will have a journalistic background (ideally with experience and training in broadcast news), knowledge and understanding of the Leeds city region and what makes it tick, and a warm personality and charisma on screen that comes across in the content you produce for our prime time daily programmes at Made in Leeds. Salary: £19,000 - £22,000, dependent on previous experience The Role: You and your camera will be out of the office most days, usually working on very tight deadlines to shoot and edit a package for transmission on the News or Entertainment show that evening. You’ll work with the News Editor and Lowdown Producers to come up with story and treatment ideas – digging deep to find the exclusive stories that are bound to get Leeds talking. You will be expected to find, plan, shoot and edit a lot of your own material from start to finish. You’ll be a confident self-shooter and editor who’s also prepared to get stuck into the production side of all live and pre-recorded programming – helping out in the studio, gallery and during on-location live broadcasts. Key Responsibilities: The Multimedia News/Ents VJ will work with the News Team and Ents/Magazine Team to:




  • Source, report on, film and edit packages for broadcast in our daily live news programmes and entertainment show The Lowdown – adjusting style, tone and content to suit the show.
  • Working on a rolling rota, which will include weekends, to facilitate the content needs of News and Entertainment programming – usually splitting the week between teams.
  • Consider the treatment of certain stories and how they would fit within both News and Entertainment programming – making decisions with Producers about how each show should present certain events, and playing a crucial role in both teams coming together for special events (such as city parades, Christmas events, etc.).
  • When not on shoots, acting as a central planning “bridge” and resource between teams – ensuring newsgathering/planning diaries are up to date and both teams are aware of items which could be collaborated on.
  • Help to maintain digital output – feeding content to social media feeds and to the on-screen hourly “news ticker” shown during the weather.
  • Assist in the output of nightly programmes – editing final segments and magazine for broadcast, and learning how to operate the studio and gallery for live news. Required Skills: It’s unlikely that we’d consider your application if you’re unable to fulfil the required skills below:
  • Trained journalist with some newsroom experience.
  • Confident presentation and voice over skills.
  • Knowledge of media law, the court process and the Ofcom Broadcasting Code.
  • Interest in news, current affairs and lifestyle/events – particularly in Leeds.
  • Good camera and editing skills, with the ability to work well under pressure. Preferred Skills:
  • Experience in a working broadcast newsroom
  • Ability to edit using the Adobe Creative Cloud – namely Premiere Pro.
  • Clean UK Driving License

To apply

To Apply: Send a 300-word statement (outlining what you would add to the channel and how you fulfil the “Required” skills above), a CV and short video show-reel (or small number of clips) to iwantajob@madetelevision.tv as soon as possible, but no later than Tuesday 6th December. Early applications are strongly advised.

This job closes: 6 December, 2016
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