TV Reporter / Video Journalist
A full-time job at That's Hampshire - Freeview channel 7 in Basingstoke / Andover, Hampshire
Posted 3 November, 2017 in Journalism
Please don't apply for this job if your ambition is to create bland promotional videos, ‘rip and read’ news bulletins or re-edit wire copy.
If you want to front your own news reports on TV and help produce a daily news-led magazine on terrestrial TV then please read on.
North Hampshire is one of the best places to live in the UK but, until recently, was missing one thing most important to drive a sense of community – television news. Almost nowhere in the country is less well catered for by traditional local news coverage on TV.
That’s why That’s TV is excited to have launched That’s Hampshire on Freeview channel 7 (the former BBC Three slot).
That’s Hampshire is, for the first time on TV, covering local issues and holding those in authority to account across the county including Winchester, Andover, Aldershot and Basingstoke.
That’s Hampshire now seeks to recruit TV reporters dedicated to finding the stories that nobody else covers – stories that may then get picked up by other media because they are so moving or impactful. Your biggest reports and features will be picked up by other That’s TV services in the South of England and contribute to news stories on all BBC platforms under the terms of That’s TV’s news supply contract.
That’s Hampshire sits in the middle of That’s TV’s southern cluster of local TV services so this is a chance to put into practice your video journalism skills surrounded by a team of other great journalists.
This is the best opportunity to launch your career as a TV reporter / video journalist. Former That's TV journalists now work with major broadcasters including BBC, ITV, Sky and CNN.
Ability to self-plan, shoot and edit great news packages to deadlines is essential. There may also be opportunities for the right candidates to develop their wider TV production skills and to present on-screen.