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Platform editor apprentice

Platform editor apprentice

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 22/04/2024
IT and Digital Projects
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: Senior Platform Editor

Department: Product

 

As a platform editor apprentice, you'll get the chance to create compelling content highlights and enhance the user experience on the Channel 4 platform.

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. 

Channel 4’s streaming service is home to original and exclusive shows, iconic TV series, and gives users the ability to watch live and catch up on C4’s channels. The Channel 4 app is available on over 20 different platforms including mobiles, tablets, PCs, TVs and games consoles.

The content creator’s mission is to ensure that the streaming platform is the best way to consume shows from Channel 4. To this end, they are responsible for creating the best possible user experience, one that is both seamless and engaging, and that encourages visitors to become viewers, to view more, and to return more often.

The content creator is responsible for bringing Channel 4 to life, managing its shows and programmes, and making it easy for users to find what they want to watch.

 

Responsibilities

  • Assist the Platform and Third-Party Editorial team with daily tasks
  • Watch TV shows and learn how to ‘market’ that content to others
  • Create content highlights documents/newsletters/reports
  • With the assistance of the Platform team, plan, and schedule editorial promotions on the homepage
  • Help manage daily image selection and collaborate with Picture Editors
  • Explore data management, experimentation, curation, writing emails for TV shows, presentation creation, working with a CMS (content management system) and working on a product 

 

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
  • An understanding of tone-of-voice – e.g. experience of saying/writing things in a certain way to represent a ‘single voice’ of a company 
  • Demonstrate a passion for television and Channel 4 shows – e.g. Do you like TV shows and can you explain to a friend or a stranger why they should like it too?
  • Technology fan – e.g. Do you ever wonder why apps work the way they do? Do you ever want to understand the stages in which apps are created?

 

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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