Director - Sky News (Rotational Shift)
Sky News is looking for talented Studio Directors to shape the future of our award winning gallery team. 

Sky is at the forefront of rolling news technology, and this is an exciting opportunity to work with, and create the next generation of broadcast news output


We’re part of Europe’s leading entertainment with over 23 million customers across seven countries, we make life easier by entertaining and connecting people. It’s a genuine team effort. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help make the future happen.


This is an exciting opportunity to join Sky News.


"Sky News is looking for talented studio directors, to shape the future of our award winning gallery team. Sky is at the forefront of rolling news technology, and this is an exciting opportunity to work with, and create the next generation of broadcast news output."


The Perks

As a valued employee, you’ll benefit from a free Sky Q premium package (one off payment required for installation), an excellent pension scheme and private health care. What’s more, you’ll also have access to over 12,000 LinkedIn Learning courses to support your development. As if that’s not enough, our impressive Osterley campus boasts endless subsidised restaurants, on-site cinema, on-site gym, and much more to make your experience with us even more enjoyable.


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Your Key Responsibilities

The Sky News director brings together all the elements of the production process, whilst maintaining our high editorial and aesthetic standards. This role is on a full time, rotating shift pattern basis. The pattern is 4 days per week, 10 hour shifts rotating between early, late and overnight. 

The Director must:

  • Coordinate and direct production, gallery crew, talent and remote sources
  • Understand the language of TV News, and be able to competently direct a range of programme formats
  • Collaborate closely with the Producer and production teams to ensure the look and feel of the programmes maintains the high standards of Sky News.
  • Operate Ross Overdrive live on air for transmission of programmes.
  • Direct outside broadcasts on an ad hoc basis.


Your Skills:

  • A genuine passion for TV news and strong familiarity of Sky News and subject matters
  • Experience directing in a live news or sports environment, preferably rolling news
  • Strong understanding of editorial requirements
  • High degree of familiarity with the technical process of gallery production
  • Ability to make quick decisions, solve problems and remain calm under pressure
  • Professional and diplomatic communicator
  • Proactive approach and committed to continuous improvement.

Are you ready to work in a dynamic environment alongside talented people who take pride in delivering great results?  Then apply today.


We’re happy to talk flexible working.


It’s our people that make us Europe’s leading entertainment company. That’s why we work hard to be an inclusive employer, so everyone at Sky can be their best.


If you are successful in your application for this role, your appointment will be subject to receiving a positive outcome from your Criminal Record Check.


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