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On-Screen Journalist

News / Journalism
230001FG Requisition #

On-Screen Journalist


ITV News Granada Reports


Office location: Salford


Hiring range: £26,329 - £49,343

Please note: Salary will be determined based on experience and in line with our internal banding

For more information please email



Your work matters to millions.


Shaping culture is in the DNA of ITV. So, it’s not surprising that you’ll find us in every home in the UK, our productions are famous all over the world and we’re at the forefront of the digital streaming revolution.


When you join us, you enter a fun working environment. With opportunities to learn, to grow and make a real difference. Small enough that your impact’s felt in the business, but big enough that your impact reaches millions of people.


Come develop your skills, change TV and the course of your career. Don’t just watch it. Be part of it. Join ITV.



Your impact sends ripples.


The team


Our News team delivers high quality and trustworthy television and online coverage that regularly attracts audiences in excess of 3.5 million viewers. It’s a fast moving environment with a huge variety of roles and challenges on offer. We operate in 11 main news production centres across England, Northern Ireland, Wales and the Channel Islands. We also have a Political Unit and a Weather centre based in Millbank, London. And finally, we produce a range of current affairs & factual programming out of ITV Wales, UTV and ITV Border.



The role


We have a fantastic opportunity for an On-Screen Journalist to join our award winning Granada Reports team.  We produce news coverage for online and television news programmes and bulletins serving audiences across the North West of England.   This is a high profile, on-screen role primarily based at our newsroom and studio at Media City UK.  We are looking for an experienced journalist who can bring fresh ideas and contacts to our team. 


The successful candidate will have a strong track record in journalism, with  great story-telling ability as well as sound knowledge of broadcast regulation and the law. We recognise that the North West is culturally diverse and we are looking to be more inclusive and representative of our audiences so we are looking for a person who can make a really strong contribution to that agenda. You will use your journalistic skills to ensure your reports are informative, factually accurate, fair and balanced.  Self-shooting, editing and digital skills are essential.


We are a multi-platform operation so you will be enthusiastic about developing an online presence through our web sites and via social media interaction. 

      On-Screen Journalists are required to provide their own means of transport to and from location. The vehicle must be appropriately insured, taxed and maintained. ITV will cover mileage expenses in line with HMRC regulations.

      This is a demanding role requiring the individual to work long and sometimes unsociable hours at short notice

      This is a physically demanding role requiring individuals to transport, carry and operate a camera (and associated equipment) on a regular basis. A pre-employment health check is required.

      The rostered hours for this role will include weekend, early and late working.



Skills you’ll need (minimum criteria)

      Proven track record of finding and delivering impactful, original, high-quality & distinctive journalism

      You will be able to provide evidence of your commitment to diversity and inclusion through the contacts you have and the stories you choose to tell

      Experience of working effectively as part of a team

      Proven technical ability (self shooting, editing & digital) to give the story maximum impact as part of a package, online report, 'blog' or as a 'live'

      A strong knowledge of media law & compliance and the ability to exercise excellent editorial judgement

      A good knowledge of the North West of England


Other things we’re looking for (key criteria)

      The ability to demonstrate resilience & determination with a willingness to learn new skills.

      Experience of working effectively as part of a team.

      Experience of using Social Media as a promotional tool.



ITV is for everyone.


ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from disabled people. As a Disability Confident Leader, if you meet the minimum criteria for a role and you have declared that you are disabled, we’ll guarantee to take you to the next stage* (minimum criteria above).


We're happy to discuss any support/personalisation you may need during our application and selection process as part of our reasonable adjustments. Drop us a line if you require anything at


Find out more about applying with a disability.



* There may be a few exceptions where we are not able to take all eligible candidates to the next stage due to the volume of applications.



Because those who make an impact deserve to be rewarded for it.



ITV offers some great rewards and benefits including


      Flexible working options available

      Generous holiday allowance, plus you can buy more

      Annual bonus opportunity

      Competitive pension contribution

      Save as you earn - with an opportunity to buy ITV shares

      Wellbeing and volunteering days plus a wide range of opportunities to help you live a balanced and healthy life


More about our benefits



Closing date: 8th June 2023


Please note the notice period for this role is 2 months (this will include any new contracts/ secondments)

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