Head of Features - This Morning
As the success of the newly refreshed ‘This Morning with Phillip & Holly’ on ITV continues to gain viewers and pick up awards, no mean feat after 28 seasons, we are looking to bolster our team at the senior editorial level. We are searching for a new role as Head of Features that will report into our new Deputy Editor (current vacancy). This is one of two new roles we are recruiting that will support the current Editor on the day to day running and vision of ITV Daytime’s flagship show.
There is no tougher challenge in television journalism than creating and maintaining the high standard of This Morning's annual 500 hours of content. Beating the BBC's flagship ‘The One Show’ and ‘BBC Breakfast’ to the crown for ‘Britain's Best Live Magazine Show’ at this year's NTAs doesn't happen by chance. ‘This Morning’ needs to keep ahead of the opposition not just daily but sometimes hourly when competing for ideas, stories and guests. This is a fast paced and demanding role that will require high standards every day.
The Head of Features will have bags of ideas not just for film strands but live events and great visual stunts using our fantastic location on the Southbank. They will also be responsible for the traditional pillars of ‘This Morning’, health, celebrity, fashion, beauty and cooking. They will be looked to as a collaborative and motivational leader who inspires enthusiasm and creativity within a commercial and fast paced environment.
So have you got what it takes to be our new Head of Features? Do you relish putting your head above the parapet in high profile positions where leadership is key? If so this could be the role for you. This is a senior editorial role that will be expected to make many decisions every day. The prospect of working under pressure in a live TV environment will appeal to you and you will be skilled in building relationships with your team and on screen talent.
If you are interested in finding out more, click here to apply and attach your covering letter and CV.
Closing date for Head of Features applications is Monday 11th April at 5pm.