TV Broadcast Apprentice, TalkTV

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Location: London
Salary details: £25,000pa
  • Apprenticeship
  • Full-Time
  • Starting Out

TalkTV is looking for a Broadcast Assistant Apprentice to join our growing team. You must have a creative mind and an understanding of what makes content go viral on all social and digital platforms.

You will be part of a creative team coming up with original formats and growing our audience with great ideas and fun, newsy and opinionated content.

You must have a strong passion for news, be a voracious consumer of social video content and understand the positioning of TalkTV in the media landscape.

The Apprenticeship

Being a TalkTV apprentice is a gateway to a great career in broadcasting. During your time with us, you will earn above the living wage, get full training, 4 days a week with TalkTV and 1 day a week studying — including an NCTJ Diploma in Journalism – with all your course fees paid. You will also receive mentoring from the industry’s best, as well as any other equity you might need to fulfil your full potential.

Day To Day You Will:

  • Support producers with research and idea creation
  • Run social media content for TalkTV, ensuring clips and behind-the-scenes content are created across a variety of platforms
  • Learn from the gallery crew on how to put shows together, supporting wherever needed
  • Help with guests and talent to ensure output is the best it can be
  • Work closely with the production team to assist with administrative and planning tasks

What We’re Looking For From You

  • Keen interest in news and current affairs
  • Excellent spelling and grammar
  • Passion for TV and Broadcasting
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

About Us

TalkTV: The latest innovation from News UK, TalkTV launched on 25 April 2022 creating a major new channel, available to everyone across the UK and delivering a bold new voice in current affairs, debate and opinion. Piers Morgan, one of the most recognisable broadcasters in the world, is the first signing for TalkTV, delivering Piers Morgan Uncensored, a primetime show which promises to be a fearless forum for lively debate and agenda-setting interviews.

Award-winning journalist and broadcaster Tom Newton Dunn provides straight and balanced news with The News Desk. And the legendary Sharon Osbourne is just one of the famous faces discussing the day’s issues on The Talk. Drawing together world-class talent across News UK, TalkTV broadcasts from state-of-the-art studios at The News Building in London Bridge and is available live or on-demand, on linear and connected TV and on any personal device. TalkTV broadcasts 24/7 on Sky Channel 526, Virgin Media Channel 627, Freeview Channel 237 and Freesat Channel 217, as well as via connected TV services, smart devices, the TalkTV app and at

We are News UK: One of the leading media businesses in the UK and Ireland, our news brands include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun, The Sun on Sunday and The TLS. Our national broadcast brands include talkSPORT, Times Radio, talkRADIO and Virgin Radio, and we have market-leading local radio stations across Ireland. In 2022 we launched TalkTV, a major new TV channel available to everyone across the UK, delivering a schedule of news, current affairs, entertainment and sport. Our world-famous brands provide news, analysis, opinion and entertainment to almost 40 million people each month. Spanning digital and print, audio and video, events and experiences, our brands are home to a plurality of opinion, representing the diverse communities we serve. News UK is wholly owned by News Corp.

Benefits & How To Apply

Life at News: At News UK we believe our people are our heartbeat – they are the driving force behind our brands and we want the ways we work to enable people to thrive.  Some of us work flexibly, in many different ways. We encourage you to talk to us about the flexibility you would like. We can’t promise to offer exactly what you want, but do provide multiple flexible working options.  Many of us work in a hybrid way between one of the News UK & Ireland offices and remotely.

We champion diversity and inclusion, we strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential and ensure everyone feels valued. We support this through our Diversity Board, D&I  strategy & training, creating more diverse content and our intern and apprenticeship programmes.  We also have 9 employee-led networks; Cultural Diversity, News is Out, GenZ, Sustainability Champions, News for Parents, Women in Tech, News UK Christian Fellowship,  Women’s Steering Group and Disability network.

We take pride in looking after our amazing talent at News UK supporting the Health and Wellbeing of our staff. We offer private medical insurance covering pre-existing conditions, discounted gym memberships, ClassPass at Home, weekly virtual HIIT, yoga and run club classes, and a ‘Bikes for Work’ scheme, as well as offering opportunities for physio/massage, counselling and legal support.

In addition, we also offer:

  • A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%;
  • 25 days holiday and up to 4 volunteering days per year;
  • Maternity leave up to 18 weeks full basic salary & paternity leave up to 2 weeks;
  • Wide range of training available, plus full LinkedIn Learning access.

We want to ensure that everyone we meet has the opportunity to perform to their best when interviewing, so feel free to let us know, at any stage, whether you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, and we will do our best to accommodate.

News UK is an official partner of the Journalism Diversity Fund, founder of the Journalism and Disability Forum, and proud member of the Valuable 500. At News UK, we will continue to promote an inclusive and diverse workplace, to help people with visible and non visible disabilities create careers in media and aim to make our content accessible to all.

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