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Broadcast Production Assistant

ITN Limited , London,

Job title:

Broadcast Production Assistant

Employer Name:

ITN Limited

Vacancy Location:

ITN, 200 Grays Inn Road, Holborn, London

About the Apprenticeship :

The Broadcast Production Assistant will be a vital part of the team, working with Producers, Directors, Floor Managers and Production Managers to create a live show daily. With guidance and hands on experience, the apprenticeship will teach you all you need to know about a live studio show, from concept to execution. Understanding all the roles involved in creating the show will give you great exposure to the different positions in television and we will help you acknowledge where you would like to specialise.

Weekly Wage:


Working Week:

Monday-Friday (06:00 – 13:00) – subject to needs of production

Future prospects description:

Upon completion of the Apprenticeship and evaluation by the company’s supervisors, the successful candidate may be offered a job at the end of the Apprenticeship.

Employer description:

ITN Productions, ITN’s independent production company, produces high quality creative content across seven distinct business areas: television and film, sports, advertising, education, industry programming, post production, news production services and archive footage.
We make the award-winning news programmes for ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, reaching around 10 million people every day and providing comprehensive and impartial news to the British public.

Employer website:

Skills required:

• Excellent IT skills using Microsoft packages.
• Punctuality – excellent time keeping
• Organisational – you must be well organised and able to multi-task
• People person – you must have a can-do attitude and be able to engage with colleagues as well as visitors to the studio
• Communication – you must have excellent communication skills both written and oral

Personal Qualities:

We are looking for someone with lots of energy and enthusiasm who wants to get stuck in! The ideal candidate will be open minded and seek to take the opportunity to learn different roles in television production. With confidence and interpersonal skills, the assistant will become a familiar face to presenters and guests on the show and will be a real team player.

We are looking for someone who wants to learn by experience and progress in the Television Industry.

Qualifications Required:

Minimum qualifications are English, Maths and ICT GSCE’s level A-C or equivalent.

Graduates can apply but a degree is not necessary, nor will it give you an advantage. Common sense, a good attitude, and a demonstrable passion for building a career in the television industry is important.

Important Other information:

Do not contact the employer directly; failing to adhere to this will see your application automatically withdrawn.

Reality Check:


About the training:

In addition to crucial ‘on the job training’ you will be working towards a Level 3 Broadcast Production Assistant Apprenticeship, which is the equivalent of 2-A Levels. Topics you will cover include:

• Production Planning
• Production Development
• Industry Awareness
• Content Creation
• Editing and Post-Production
• Live Content Creation

Specific Questions:

Why would you like to work on the Jeremy Vine show and what do you think you can bring to the team?

Can you provide any examples of a task or situation where you had to work under your own initiative to solve a problem or to lend assistance to a colleague – what was the outcome?

Application closes:

*Due to the high volume of interest we have in many of our vacancies it is not always possible to respond to every application.