Gray's Inn Road

Fixed Term Contract



Programme Editor - The Wright Stuff (FTC)
Channel 5 daytime panel show The Wright Stuff is looking for an experienced Programme Editor to plan, write and produce the show’s lively topical debates, news review and guest interviews.


Channel 5 daytime panel show The Wright Stuff is looking for an experienced programme editor to plan, write and produce the show’s lively topical debates, news review and guest interviews. The successful candidate should also have experience of outputting live television and managing a team. They should have a combination of a strong journalistic background with a thorough knowledge of daytime television. We are actively seeking candidates from a diverse background.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Building rundowns and overseeing all elements of the planning of the show in the two days prior, including pitching ideas, writing scripts, making editorial judgements and being across selection and edit of picture.
  • Coming up with distinctive and clever ways to cover the stories making headlines, as well as less news-driven debates, bearing in the mind the style, tone and audience of The Wright Stuff.
  • Knowledge of Ofcom is essential.
  • Managing a team of assistant producers and researchers whose responsibilities include edit, briefs and story/guest research.
  • Making decisions on legal issues and taste and decency, in accordance with Ofcom regulations and the ITN compliance manual.
  • On a show morning: contributing to the morning editorial meeting, assisting with the scripting of any new parts, overseeing the selection and edit of any new picture needed and doing a final check of the entire rundown.
  • In the gallery: working alongside the editor/deputy editor by continuing to be across all of the above, as well as being responsible for running order changes and responding to breaking news.
  • Outputting the show in the gallery when necessary.

  • Previous experience in daily/topical shows is essential.
  • Knowledge and experience of topical issues and current affairs.
  • Editorially creative and imaginative.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal/written/visual).
  • Excellent writing and production skills.
  • Experience in outputting live television.
  • The highest standards of accuracy and attention to detail around often complex and controversial material.
  • Experience of legal situations and understanding of ITN Legal Compliance procedures.
  • Good interpersonal skills, team player with personal authority.
  • Enthusiastic and passionate.
  • Calm under pressure with the ability to adapt and be flexible in task and role.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to demonstrate our company values – Trust, Innovative and Collaborative.

About the Company
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.

To Apply:
Please CLICK HERE to see this role on our own careers site and apply.