Job Vacancy: Researcher
Updated: Oct 22
Researcher Application Deadline: Sunday 7th November 2021 Interview Dates: Via Video Call during the week starting 22nd November 2021 Job Type: Short Term Freelance Contract (Employed) Salary / Rate: Competitive (in excess of the Scottish Real Living Wage) Location: Glasgow Duration: 2 weeks (w/c 3rd Jan, and w/c 10th Jan) Working Pattern: 5 days over 7 / approximately 40 hours a week
About 12 Yard
12 Yard was founded in 2001 by David Young and the creative team behind the worldwide hit Weakest Link. 12 Yard has gone on to become one of the world's most successful entertainment format creators, producing hit formats including the long-running early evening quiz Eggheads, prime time comedy entertainment show I'll Get This for BBC Two, Big Star's Little Star for ITV and Coach Trip for Channel 4.
The team at 12 Yard are now preparing to start production on their next series of Catchpoint (Celebrity Specials) hosted by Paddy McGuinness and are looking for a Researcher to join the team for this short-term contract.
About the role
• Working closely with the Assistant Producer and senior editorial staff, the Researcher will help to ensure that all celebrity guests are looked after in studio. • This will involve getting them through hair and make-up, chaperoning them from the green room to studio and answering any questions they may have about the show. • The researcher will also write celebrity biographies for the presenter.
The Researcher must be highly organised, have excellent attention to detail, be comfortable liaising with guests, and working to tight deadlines.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
We reach millions of people everyday, that’s why having diverse talents and being an organisation where colleagues feel included is crucial to us. ITV is committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce and we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds. Due to the underrepresentation in the industry, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from those from Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority backgrounds and D/deaf and Disabled people.
We would particularly like to attract applicants based in Scotland but will consider applicants from all over the UK.
If you have a disability or a need that we can accommodate in our hiring process, please let us know.
Please email your CV and covering note which clearly outlines your motivation for applying and your suitability for the position to email@example.com with 'Celebrity Catchpoint' and the role title you’re applying for in the subject line.