Channel 4 announces which jobs are coming to Leeds in huge restructure

A whole raft of Channel 4 departments will up sticks and move to Leeds later this year, including presenters and off-screen staff who work in the channel’s comedy, drama, entertainment and sport branches.

Reports have suggested that the broadcaster will make Majestic its national headquarters – although a spokesperson has told LeedsLive that they are not in a position to ‘comment further on speculation’.

No matter where they end up in the city, around 200 Channel 4 employees will work in Leeds across a number of platforms.

We’ve only had a vague idea about which jobs will come to Leeds until now, but Channel 4 has recently confirmed the roles that will operate from its new national HQ in Leeds.

New teams

A raft of supporting roles will move to Leeds, including staff in the following teams:

– Advertising Sales Operations

– Audience Research & Insight

– Business Affairs

– Corporate Relations

– Data Science

– Finance

– Human Resources

– Information & Archives

– Press & Publicity

– Production Finance

– Systems Delivery

– Technology

– Workspace

Digital Creative Unit

This brand new department will commission and produce digital content purely for a social media and digital audience. They’ll work with departments across the organisation and independent producers to support new digital talent and Channel 4’s investment in young-focussed content and audiences.  Members of the ITN team, who produce Channel 4 News, will also move to Leeds.

(c) Leeds Live, March 2019