Weekend Breakfast Producer – TalkRADIO

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News UK
June 28, 2021
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News UK is a company full of talented, dedicated and creative people. We are an ambitious and ever-growing organisation with a passion for storytelling, capturing moments, meaning and magic to make sense of the world. Our newspapers reach more than 30 million people each week and include The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times. News UK is also home to Wireless, a leading UK and Irish media company boasting independent local and national radio stations.


The Team: talkRADIO is the Home of Common Sense where Britain's best presenters deliver big opinions on the stories that matter to the nation.


We are Wireless. Our people create award-winning national and local radio and podcasts which have become destinations for millions of listeners across the UK, Ireland and beyond. Our success is rooted in delivering content our audiences love. Virgin Radio UK is the home of The Chris Evans Breakfast show, Graham Norton at the weekends, and the best music. talkSPORT is the world’s biggest sports radio station, partnering with the Premier League and other leading sports bodies to deliver live commentaries and analysis from the best in the business. Times Radio and talkRADIO are the UK’s most exciting national speech radio services, offering fresh choice in news and current affairs across multiple platforms. From FM104 in Dublin, to Cork’s 96FM, our Irish local radio brands are distinguished by their connections with their communities.


Day to day:

We're looking for an ambitious Weekend Breakfast show producer who's got editorial nous and at least 2+ years experience of studio producing..

You'll be responsible for booking the guests for the following day's show with the assistance of the political producer, on-air producer and Content Editor.

You’ll liaise with the Breakfast show presenter about stories, angles, guests and case studies.

You’ll have an extensive contacts book ranging from MPs, MSPs, MEPs, and you’ll know your parliamentary committees, think tanks and leading charities. You’ll know all the key players both in government and in opposition parties and the best way to approach them.

You’ll have experience of making tough editorial decisions and a clear understanding of the news agenda.


What we’re looking for from you: 

Extensive experience of having worked in a newsroom where stories, guests and deadlines are constantly changing and having the ability to prioritise.

Fantastic phone manner, ability to organise a running order which could change by the hour and a go-get-em attitude.

Other - Your working day will be between 5,30am - 11am (Sat & Sun) and to set up on Thursday and Friday (Flexible hours



Life at News


At News UK some of us work flexibly, in many different ways. We encourage you to talk to us about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to offer exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.


We champion diversity and inclusion, we strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential and ensure everyone feels valued. We support this through our Diversity Board, D&I  strategy & training, creating more diverse content and our intern and apprenticeship programmes.  We also have 8 employee-led networks; Cultural Diversity, News is Out, GenZ, Sustainability Champions, News for Parents, Women in Tech, News UK Christian Fellowship and we are awaiting the launch of our Women’s Steering Group.

We take pride in looking after our amazing talent at News UK supporting the Health and Wellbeing of our staff. We offer private medical insurance covering pre-existing conditions, discounted gym memberships, ClassPass at Home, weekly virtual HIIT, yoga and run club classes, and a ‘Bikes for Work’ scheme, as well as offering opportunities for physio/massage, counselling and legal support.


In addition we also offer:


  • A generous pension scheme with employer contributions of up to 5%;
  • 25 days holiday and up to 4 volunteering days per year;
  • Maternity leave up to 18 weeks full basic salary & paternity leave up to 2 weeks;
  • Wide range of training available, plus full LinkedIn Learning access.


We want to ensure that everyone we meet has the opportunity to perform to their best when interviewing, so feel free to let us know, at any stage, whether you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, and we will do our best to accommodate.