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News Editor, Special Projects and Investigations, ITV News – ITN – London

Company: ITN

Address: London

  • Full Time



To develop and deliver distinctive and exclusive content, investigations and special strands, overseeing and driving stories for all ITV News platforms.


  • Lead on the planning and execution of editorial projects of all genres but with a particular focus on exclusive, distinctive and original journalism that sets the news agenda.
  • Feed into the ITV News editorial strategy and help drive the news agenda
  • Act as point of liaison for this content with senior editorial staff
  • Act as a sounding board for editorial guidance
  • Specific responsibility for developing distinctive and original content
  • Exec produce original distinctive and original content to all platforms
  • Deliver commissioned films from across the UK and abroad
  • Help ensure consistent delivery of commissioned content
  • Creating temporary units using existing staff to work on specific stories and issues
  • Work with the Heads of Home and Foreign to ensure editorial ambitions are achieved within the agreed resource framework
  • Line manage some of the specialist staff
  • Help undertake appraisals of key staff
  • Communicate with the Heads of Home and Foreign News and the Head of Newsgathering to update and discuss ongoing projects
  • Contribute to the Reflecting Our Audience initiative
  • Understand and embrace ITV News digital strategy and objectives
  • Understand and work with the objectives of One ITV partnerships
  • Ensure legal compliance on all editorial and content issues

This Job Description identifies the main requirements of the role. It is not an exhaustive list of duties but is intended to reflect the nature, range, and context of the work, which will change over time.


  • Track record of high quality news judgement
  • Strong decision making skills and willingness to show initiative
  • Ability to translate complicated ideas into intelligent and sophisticated TV News
  • Understanding of ITV News home and foreign agendas
  • Understanding of key ITV News partnerships and stakeholder relationships
  • Ability to work calmly under pressure
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to commission and manage independent providers
  • A track record in delivering for digital platforms
  • Demonstrate understanding of, and commitment to, digital editorial strategy
  • Awareness of technical newsgathering issues in the digital age
  • Ability to understand and interpret budgetary issues
  • Award winning editorial credentials
  • Exceptional people management and leadership skills
  • Good knowledge of regulatory and compliance frameworks

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’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds and communities. 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.

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