At Channel 4, we've always liked doing things a bit differently. Creativity and innovation have got us where we are after all. We like to recognise and nurture potential, whatever that person's background, age and qualifications. It's about passion. Your passion and determination to explore what you could achieve - and build your future in this exciting and fast-evolving industry.
You might be a researcher or an assistant producer, with a couple of years’ experience in television, or you might be a junior producer who’s just getting into production. You might have worked in anything from consumer features to current affairs.
You could even be a journalist outside television, working in newspapers, radio, or online or you could be qualified in another profession, like the law, or a be data expert, who has a passion for digging out complex stories and pursuing them. With no media background you must have 3 to 4 years of work life behind you.
That’s fine with us, as long as you’ve got a great track record in the business, and as long as you’re ready to move into television.
We don’t care about your culture, your religion, or your nationality after all, we want our team to be like our audience – full of different attitudes, ideas and opinions. We just want you to have a burning desire to make extraordinary journalism.
Due to the nature of this role you must be 18 plus to apply
What will the scheme will involve?
This is on-the-job training which will involve developing ideas for, and working on films for the Dispatches strand. It will be a mixture of mentoring, workshops, and trouble-shooting.
Five applicants will be chosen to work in one of the following companies:
Blakeway - London
Firecrest - Glasgow
ITN Productions - London
Matchlight - Glasgow
October Films - London
Please write your answers to the following two questions contained in the online application in no more than 300 words per question.
- Question 1: Tell us about an edition of Dispatches that you liked and why?
In addition we ask that you answer the following two questions via YouTube:
- Question 1: Tell us about your thought processes and how you have come up with some fantastic stories
- Question 2: One of our values at Channel 4 is "Fearless" Describe to us a time that you were fearless in a pursuit for a story?
We are also asking that you Submit a piece of work that you are particularly proud of. This can be a URL link for visual or an upload for written.
Once you have uploaded your YouTube clip it is important that you mark the video as 'unlisted' in your privacy settings and paste to the online application when prompted.
Please note that we do not expect high production values regarding your clip; quality is not important, we don't care what camera you use (it can be recorded on your mobile phone), we are only interested in your answers to the two questions above. Check that we can view your video by sending the link to a friend and ask then to have a look. Remember that only people you send the link to can view the video if you mark as unlisted. The general public will not be able to see it.
- Your YouTube video must be no more than 6 minutes long covering both questions
Please complete this on-line application process. When you have completed it page please tick the box at the bottom. Only when all pages are completed and boxes ticked will the submit button appear at the end of the application. Once submitted you can return and edit your application up until the closing date