Production journalist – CDD 9 months

About STV

STV is Scotland’s home for news and entertainment, providing audiences with quality content on air, online and on demand. STV’s broadcast channel, available for free on all major TV platforms in Scotland, reaches 3 million viewers every month and shows some of the biggest and most popular TV shows. Flagship news program STV news at six continues to increase its audience share.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a production journalist to join the Edinburgh team on a nine month fixed term contract. The Production Reporter will be responsible for covering news events nationwide and delivering content to the highest editorial and production standards for STV News, associated bulletins and digital platforms. You will be responsible for the production of STV news bulletins across all STV platforms, where applicable, and the presentation of material for our hourly bulletins and noon hour news, as well as late bulletins.

The Production Reporter will also be assigned to the Digital Desk for agreed shifts during each rotation period.

The role:

  • Provide creative editorial input to the broadcast order of bulletins.
  • Produce articles and other content to agreed standards for digital publishing.
  • Generate story/report ideas and follow leads from a variety of sources.
  • Research, gather evidence and information to support stories using relevant news sources.
  • Providing non-newspaper video newsgathering to continue our focus on locally produced news coverage
  • Provides enhanced video capture to record and edit packages for broadcast and digital platforms.
  • Operate on specifically scheduled news gatherings to produce general news stories and specialized reports.
  • Preparing scripts for packages and bulletins that comply with legal guidelines
  • Presenting news in a professional and unbiased manner.
  • Conduct live and recorded interviews.
  • Break and manage top news, find exclusives and develop original reporting to deliver agenda-setting journalism.
  • Provide neat package reports using editing software.
  • Assist in all other aspects of the work of the company as reasonably required.

Skills and experience:

  • Related relevant journalism experience acquired in a broadcast environment.
  • A detailed knowledge of Scottish current affairs and the law as it relates to Scotland.
  • Experience producing content for multiple platforms.
  • A developed news savvy, with the ability to handle major news stories, develop original reporting and overall deliver agenda-setting journalism.
  • Demonstrable experience working in a breaking news environment.
  • An original approach to journalism with the confidence to develop new and innovative ways of covering the news.
  • Able to develop an online presence through our digital platforms and the use of social media.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and remain calm, resilient and adaptable in a dynamic live news environment.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills; ability to liaise effectively with colleagues, internal and external clients at all levels.
  • Self-motivated approach and use of own initiative to overcome challenges.
  • A full UK driving license is essential


There are many reasons why working at STV is great, here are some of the benefits for you:

  • 25 days of paid annual leave and 9 public holidays per year
  • An extra day off on your birthday.
  • Health care cash plan providing company contributions towards dental, optical, welfare or other health care costs.
  • Company pension contribution.
  • Cycle-work program.
  • Subscription travel loan.
  • Occupational health service on site.
  • Flexible benefits portal offering a range of store and gym discounts.

Join us

If you believe you have what it takes to succeed in this role, please send a full CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Closing Date: September 20, 2022

STV is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and equal opportunity for all. We encourage applications from candidates who are currently underrepresented in our industry, so we are keen to hear from people of diverse ethnic backgrounds, people with disabilities and/or neuro-diverse people, and those from a lower socio-economic background.

As a Disability Confident employer, we are committed to offering an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the position..

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