Northern Ireland Production Training Scheme 2019
Channel 4 are on the hunt for new candidates in Northern Ireland who want to break into the TV production industry. They are offering 2 x 6-month placements at independent production companies, offering you the chance to begin your career working as a researcher.
If you are successful, as well as working at the independent production company you will receive training delivered by Channel 4 to help you begin to build your career in the industry.
What does a Researcher do?
A researcher helps to underpin a television programme with the best information, contributors and editorial support they can find. They work on everything from generating ideas for programmes to casting for programmes in a shopping mall.
Who makes a good Researcher?
To be a good researcher you need to be full of ideas and watch a lot of television. You need to know what works on television and who has something interesting to say. Having a curious mind, being able to chat to people with ease and being rigorous with detail are all good qualities in a researcher.
1. Working with the development & production teams to bring programmes to air
2. Contributing to brainstorms to create ideas suitable for broadcasters
3. Writing briefs for contributors/finding contributors for programmes
4. Researching and verifying information
5. Running/assisting on location shoots/studio shoots
PERSON SPECIFICATION / ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:
– Passionate about all things in TV, broadcasting and media
– Ability to work well under pressure and deadlines
– A sound knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Word and Excel)
– Strong editorial eye with creative flair
– Attention to detail
– Ability to multi-task and manage your work load
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
– A proactive and enthusiastic approach to work
– Good knowledge of what’s going on in the world from current affairs to popular culture and social media
See link below for further details.
Published on 7 May 2019