Channel 4 brings back The Job interview for a second series
Channel 4 has recommissioned an extended six-part run of The Job Interview, Label1’s fixed-rig format that follows the interview process for real jobs being offered by real employers.
The show uses multiple cameras to reveal in microscopic detail the terror and triumph of real-life interviews, highlighting every aspect from nervous handshake to potentially life-changing job offer.
Madonna Benjamin, Commissioning Executive, Documentaries for Channel 4 said: “At a time when the audience wants to see aspirational stories of people doing well, it’s great to have a recruitment show on the Channel that offers up the chance to find the job you’ve been looking for.”
Simon Dickson, Creative Director of Label1 and co-exec of The Job Interview, said: “TJI is a really simple format, packed with jaw-dropping moments and unexpected emotion. We are delighted that Channel4 is giving us the opportunity to go again for a second series. Their decision to recommission it comes just as we set off on our adventures as a “true” indie”.
Lorraine Charker-Phillips, Label1 Head of Programmes and co-exec of the series, added: “TJI is the most authentic portrayal of the job-seeking process on British TV. Eight months on, more than half of the successful candidates hired on-screen by the bosses in season one are still in their jobs and doing well at their respective companies. This isn’t just reality TV – it’s workplace matchmaking”.
The Job Interview was commissioned by Madonna Benjamin. It was co-created by Label1 Creative Director Simon Dickson and Head of Programmes Lorraine Charker-Phillips. The series producers on season two are Genna Gibson and Anshu Ahuja.
Formerly part of ITV Studios, Label1 is now an independently owned and operated television production company. (C4)