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4Voice junior announcer apprentice

4Voice junior announcer apprentice

locationLondon, UK
remoteHybrid
ExpiresExpires: 22/04/2024
Entry

Closing date: 22nd April at 11.59pm

Salary: £25,390

Start: January 2025

Duration: 15 months

Qualification offered: Content Creator Level 3

Reports to: Continuity Operations Manager

Department: 4Voice


Join the 4Voice team at Channel 4 Marketing! We're the voice behind your favourite shows, crafting compelling scripts to keep you glued to the screen.

If you are looking for an opportunity to gain work experience and a qualification, then an apprenticeship at Channel 4 might be for you. 

Our Apprenticeships are full-time, with four days per week spent working in a C4 department and one day per week completing the formal learning parts of the apprenticeship. You’ll spend 60% of your working week in your office base and 40% working from home. The formal training provided will consist of workshops, tutorials, webinars, coaching and in some cases residential boot camps. 

The 4Voice team sit within the Marketing department, whose core purpose is convincing audiences (hello, you) to spend more time with Channel 4 by maintaining strong brand resonance and showcasing our best content, across all our sub-brands, content platforms and services. The Announcers provide that crucial link between the business and its viewers through live and pre-recorded continuity, delivered on our linear TV channels (C4, E4, E4 Extra, Film4 and More4) and across Channel 4 Streaming, the UK’s biggest free streaming service.  

 

Responsibilities

  • Watch content and write concise, insightful, enticing, editorially and legally compliant promotional scripts to suit each channel’s unique brand identity
  • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues & key internal stakeholders to define a brand tone of voice for Streaming continuity
  • Write scripts for use on Channel 4 Streaming 
  • Refine scripts following feedback  
  • Deliver live on air
  • Record, edit and upload audio for pre-recorded transmission on our linear channels and on Channel 4 Streaming, at our Playout Centre or remotely 
  • Work collaboratively with key stakeholders to ensure sign-off on all marketing messaging
  • React quickly and creatively to varied briefs from around the business

 

Knowledge, skills and experience

As part of the application process you’ll be asked to tell us how you meet the essential criteria listed below. When answering this question think about examples from your experience so far, this doesn’t need to be professional experience but could be academic, from volunteering or a part-time job. 

We’ve provided some examples beside the first four criteria of experience that could demonstrate you have these skills.  Please note you do not need to use these examples, they are just here for guidance and you should draw from your own personal experiences. 

  • Verbal and written communication skills - Verbal - e.g. experience of dealing with customers or working as part of a team. Communication – e.g. writing emails, completing an application form or essay, or if you have a hobby that involves creative writing. 
  • Attention to detail -  e.g. Cashing up on tills or proofreading coursework.
  • Organisation skills and ability to prioritise tasks - e.g. Planning events whether personal or for professional purposes, as well as managing work life balance, for example working whilst doing coursework/exams. 
  • An understanding of and a passion for Channel 4's remit 
  • Confirm you have Maths & English GCSE Grade C (4) or above
  • Good knowledge of Channel 4’s content
  • Inquisitive mindset, with a hunger to learn, develop and grow 
  • Work calm under pressure and able to work to tight deadlines
  • Creative thinker with infectious confidence and great sense of humour!

     

Eligibility criteria

  • You must be 18 years old or over at the time the scheme starts to apply. There is no upper age limit.
  • You’ll need to have a Grade C (4) or above in Maths & English GCSE
  • You can’t have already completed the qualification being offered or similar at the same or higher level
  • Our apprenticeships are aimed at school leavers and people who do not have a degree. If you have a degree, please visit the Channel 4 Jobs website

The programme aims to offer opportunities to those currently underrepresented in the TV industry, so we are particularly keen to hear from Deaf and/or disabled people, ethnically diverse people and people from lower socio-economic groups.

 

To apply

Click on the 'apply' button at the top right to progress the application process. Please include in your application that you found this role through Creative Access.

We are committed to making the application process accessible. If you would like to discuss suggestions for alternative formats, or have any questions about the recruitment process in general, please contact us at apprenticeships@channel4.co.uk 

Take a look at our access page for more information, which you’ll find by clicking here. You can also watch our YouTube video, Demystifying Interview and Workplace adjustments

If you’d like some tips on writing your application before you apply, please watch our YouTube video, How to Write an Outstanding Application

 

Relocation

If you need to relocate in order to take up this opportunity, we can offer you support towards the financial costs of moving. This includes a contribution towards your deposit and first months’ rent, plus visits to your new city to look for accommodation

Level of experience

  • Entry

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