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ITV Is Looking For Runners To Work On Coronation Street

By Laura O'Neill January 9, 2020

Work behind the scenes on Corrie!

ITV is looking for an experienced to join the team at Coronation Street. The role of the runner is an entry-level position within the TV industry but it’s an important role to fill.

The succesful applicant will be expected to support the first, second and third assistant directors and to help artists through the costume and makeup process. All while communicating progress with their team, ensuring scripts, camera plans and call sheets are available.

The runner will work on the studio floor and various locations, ensuring areas are kept tidy so there is clear access at all times. But the overall responsibility of runners is to complete whatever task is assigned to them as quickly and as efficiently as possible, as even small details may cause interruptions or delays to filming.

ITV said the succesfull applicant will have a can-do attitude as well as an appreciation and passion for programme-making in keeping with Coronation Street’s high production values. In this fast-paced role, excellent communication skills are a prerequisite, as is the ability to deal with people of all levels.

Due to the nature of the role, applicants must be able to accept flexible working hours and work with absolute discretion and confidentiality.

Those wishing to join the team will need experience and credits working as a runner in a continuing drama and have a proven and passion for TV.

The successful applicant will have a high level of accuracy, be organised with excellent attention to detail and have a working knowledge of production schedules. As well as strong interpersonal skills and be able to liaise with production and non-production staff.

Due to the nature of the role absolute confidentiality is required. These roles require a very flexible approach to work and will include some evening and weekend work.

Applications will close on January 12, succesful applicants will need to attend an assessment day in Manchester the week commencing January 20. Click here to apply.


Also published on Medium.