Researcher, What's On Scotland (6 month fixed-term contract)
Develop your research and production skills through this entry-level television role.
As we all start to get out and about again, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a researcher to join our team for the latest series of the entertainment show, What’s On Scotland, which airs this summer. Whether it’s what’s on at the theatre, what not to miss at the cinema or where to see the best live music, What’s On Scotland is the place to be.
This programme highlights the best of the world of entertainment and reflects Scotland’s wide cultural lifestyle options. Creating entertaining and compelling television and digital stories that have been incredibly well received by our audiences.
Based at our Pacific Quay office in Glasgow as part of a wider team the Researcher will support the Producer by coming up with creative ideas, sourcing locations and creating schedules for the upcoming series. This role is a 6-month Fixed Term Contract from June to November.
The successful candidate will also get the opportunity to go on location and support the production team on filming days as well as the opportunity to enhance their production skills.
- Finding interesting filming locations
- Sourcing contributors and relevant stories
- Introducing new faces, to reflect Scotland’s diverse communities
- Creating schedules for the production team
- Researching and investigating content
- Accessing material and archive for packages
- Coming up with new and innovative approaches to storytelling
- Supporting the social media presence of the production
Knowledge, skills, experience
- A passion and enthusiasm for television and the media.
- Strong communication skills
- A confident telephone manner
- A resilient, positive, can-do attitude.
- Strong attention to detail, organisational skills and planning.
- Able to use initiative with confidence and use judgement to escalate where necessary
- Good interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact with people from all backgrounds and ages with confidence, using tact and diplomacy
- Proficient in MS office packages
- Editing experience (Avid) advantageous but not essential
STV is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and to equality of opportunity for all. We encourage applications from candidates currently under-represented in our industry, so we are keen to hear from people from ethnically diverse backgrounds, disabled 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 disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role.
Fields of study
- Media / Communication
Required degree level
- Level 4 (e.g. Higher National Certificate)
Years of experience
- Less than £20,000 per year
- Office applications