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Programmes Researcher

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Programmes Researcher

ITV News Cymru Wales

6 months

Office Location: Regular access to Cardiff base necessary, but remote working also possible

Closing Date: 12th February 2023


Why you should join us…


ITV Cymru Wales plays a vital role in Welsh life providing trusted, high quality programmes for viewers in Wales.



This role entails…


Are you someone who is passionate about programme making? Would you like the chance to research and help bring to air great stories for a range of titles made by ITV Cymru Wales? This opportunity will focus on research for our arts show ‘Backstage’, finding interesting up and coming artists from a wide variety of genres. There will also be an opportunity to work across different titles, from ‘Vanished Wales’ to ‘Welsh Lives’ and much more. We are looking for a multi-skilled researcher with an abundance of brilliant ideas, who will relish the opportunity of working with this award-winning team, to develop your own skills in this area.


You will be responsible for working with producers, sourcing stories and contributors; as well as organising and aiding with filming and editing. You will also be responsible for providing innovative digital content that brings different audiences to each of our programme brands.  Flexibility and organisation are essential, as is the willingness to travel. As such holding a full UK driving licence is preferable.


ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from candidates from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background and people with a disability. Across our organisation, ITV reaches millions of people everyday, which is why having diverse talents and being an organisation where colleagues feel included is crucial to us. We have various networks who celebrate and support our colleagues and we try to embed an inclusive mindset in everything we do.  Find out more here


To be considered for this opportunity you will need to demonstrate the Minimum role criteria:

  • An individual with proven programming or research experience.
  • A keen interest in the Welsh arts scene.
  • An excellent understanding of the elements required to put together a good story for television.
  • Filming and Avid editing experience preferable although not essential.
  • Great organisational skills and attention to detail
  • An innovative approach to creating great online content 

ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from disabled people and 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 you’ll get to the next stage* (minimum criteria above).


The Key role criteria is as follows:

  •  Demonstrable experience of being able to research to firm deadlines
  • A determined and motivated individual with the ability to work with others to overcome obstacles in order to achieve a shared goal
  • A proven enthusiasm for the arts scene in Wales.
  • An ability to establish a good rapport with contributors and the public.
  • Be proactive about diversity, ensuring you reflect stories from across all the communities of Wales.
  • An understanding of different social media platforms and how to build followers..
  • An ability to work within particular guidelines such as  ITV's compliance, health and safety and environmental responsibility guidelines

We're happy to discuss any support/personalisation you may need during our application & selection process as part of our reasonable adjustments approach. So we encourage you to get in touch with us if you require anything... our email is Find out more here


If you are interested in this role, please include a CV, and a document of no more than one A4 page, outlining why you think you’d be suitable.  Please also provide two story ideas that you think would be perfect for a Backstage audience and the treatments for each, to cover both on air and online. 




Closing Date: 12th February 2023. Interviews will be held as soon as possible after this date


Find out more about our benefits 


We want to be the most flexible employer in Media. We offer Smart working and we will support you and provide you the right environment and work/ life balance


We reach millions of people everyday, that’s why having diverse talents and being an organisation where colleagues feel included is crucial to us. We have various networks who celebrate and support our colleagues. We try to embed an inclusive mindset in everything we do. Find out more here 


* 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.



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