Political Correspondent - Local TV

A full-time job at That's TV - Freeview channel 7 in Manchester, Oxford, Reading, Basingstoke, Portsmouth, York
Posted 1 October, 2016 in News

Are you the next Robert Peston or Laura Kuenssberg?

That's TV controls 10 of the new licenses awarded by Ofcom to deliver local TV on Freeview channel 7 (recently vacated by BBC Three). That's TV was recently nominated for best regional news story in the RTS North West awards and is now seeking to build on its reputation for breaking news and political investigations by appointing dedicated Political Correspondents at a number of its stations in the north and south of England.

You will be a multimedia journalist capable of unearthing, reporting and analysing the latest local political stories objectively in video (to a broadcast standard) and in print (via social media, news and blog posts).

You will be expected to focus your reporting on local council decision-making so you will be passionate about local politics and committed to making contacts and researching stories.

Your goal will be to report on major council decision-making and other public services in a compelling way and to explain the impact of these decisions on the public.

That's TV revels in big exclusives. Your video news stories will be made available to the BBC under the terms of the local TV news supply arrangements so your best stories will also be picked up by other major news organisations.

This is an opportunity to break important news stories - and your career as a TV political reporter - working as part of a great team delivering compelling local news services.

To apply

To apply, please email your CV (in Word or PDF format) to Please include a covering note explaining in under 500 words what makes you suitable for the role. Please also confirm where you currently live and which That's TV station you would prefer to be based at if successful. It would also help us to know your current notice period (if any) and whether you have a valid driving licence and UK work permit. Finally please include some links to your most recent work or showreel online (please do not send video attachments).

Sorry - only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

This job closes: 28 October, 2016
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