Working at ITN

ITN is best known for its award-winning news programming produced for the UK's biggest commercial broadcasters ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. In addition to traditional news-gathering, ITN operates a portfolio of complementary, dynamic businesses, each delivering its clients high-end, bespoke multimedia content services.

Our moving footage business ITN Source syndicates footage to global clients through online and traditional sales; our production arm ITN Productions creates multi-platform news, entertainment, factual and corporate content for customers the world over.

Our wide-ranging expertise in all areas of the content business, coupled with experience of creating programming in a host of multimedia formats, means we are able to offer our staff a broad range of opportunities - from production and technology to sales and communications.

People

The key to ITN's success is its talented and committed workforce. Our business is built on the creative flair, skills and energy of our people working together to achieve the highest standards: from the developer who built ITN's popular iPhone news application, to the linesmen who wired our Beijing bureau; from the crews who gather news in the field, to the ITN Source teams who license our archive around the world.

We expect our people to be adaptable, fleet of foot and willing to challenge themselves to think in new ways, constantly seeking to improve on current methods and products.

At ITN we are committed to having a culturally and ethnically diverse workforce. We are active members of the Cultural Diversity Network, which provides a platform for collective action on the key issues affecting diversity in the media. We have also worked closely with educational institutions to improve access to the newsroom environment, and a number of staff mentor students from diverse cultural backgrounds.

 

Work Experience

Work Experience

Can you demonstrate a passion for TV News? If you would like to experience life in a busy newsroom, we are offering a unique opportunity. We want candidates from all cultures and backgrounds – people with ideas, enthusiasm, and creativity. We want those who will bring a fresh perspective to what we do. We’re particularly interested in people who may not otherwise have the opportunity to follow their passion.

Scheduled Placements

Applications are now closed.

The next two week placement is scheduled for Spring 2014 and can take place in ITV News, Channel 4 News, Channel 5 News or ITN Productions. It is open to anyone in the UK over the age of 18.

Those who are interested in the work experience programme for ITV News, Channel 4 News and Channel 5 News will work alongside experienced news specialists and have the opportunity to learn what it takes to produce a high quality news programme.

Applicants for the work experience programme for ITN Productions will work with experienced producers and learn the techniques used to make long and short form news programmes.

To view the application form for the ITN Work Experience Programme click here. 
 

Career Opportunities

Newsdesk Producer, 5 News

We are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic Newsdesk Producer to work in the 5 News newsroom, bridging both the input and output teams in planning coverage, both on the day and in advance and generating story ideas and treatments. The role will be responsible for providing high quality, original news coverage, including special reports and series.

You will undertake work in the field, at home and abroad, producing coverage and working on OB’s, using Avid editing to log, cut, shot-list, top and tail feeds and rushes. You will also ensure that stories are accurate and comply with the law and relevant regulations, and work in accordance with ITN guidelines for health and safety in the office and field.

This role includes some work on the input desk as an Assistant News Editor, so flexibility and high quality news judgement is a must. The ideal candidate will also have editorial creativity and imagination, the ability to work autonomously and great interpersonal skills. You should also be able to act in an authoritative manner in editorial meetings, and manage a group of people if necessary.
If you would like to apply for this role, please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to Fiona.orchard@itn.co.uk

ITN is an equal opportunities employer. No agencies.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: 13th August 2014

Correspondent, 5 News

ITN is seeking an experienced on-air journalist to produce on the day news packages for 5 News. The role of Correspondent will also conduct lives into the 5 News programme, and occasionally work on series and investigations.

As Correspondent, you will propose and research original news stories and ideas, cover breaking news stories providing line commentary and analysis and research background reports for planned news events. You will liaise closely with the News Editor and assist in making editorial and logistical decisions, whilst keeping the Programme Editor up to date with the content of any package.

You must be able to work to tight deadlines to deliver your reports and packages, and be able to travel to UK locations when required.
Having excellent presentation skills, appearance and interpersonal skills is essential to this role, as well as the ability to act with common sense and responsibility in the field.

The ideal candidate will have a sophisticated grasp of newsgathering and of the multimedia possibilities created by digital technologies, and will show experience of using such multimedia techniques in the news room. They will also be able to build a contacts book, and use a diplomatic approach to building and maintaining these relationships.
If would like to be considered for this role, please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to alex.mcbride@itn.co.uk.

Closing date: 13th August 2014

ITN is an equal opportunities employer. No agencies.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.
 

Corporate Programming Manager – ITN Productions

ITN Productions is ITN’s commercial department, producing creatively driven and commercially valuable content in the broadcast, digital and corporate sectors.

You will be joining the corporate programming arm reporting to the Sales Director. This role is a target driven telesales role and requires a high level of thought in dealing with prospective clients. You will need an interest in industry news issues, health, education, finance and government, as you will research your own leads. You will understand effective sales strategy and have the experience to get in direct contact with C-level executives, discuss the project and close the deal.

This is a role for someone who is aware of the business and news agenda, thrives on understanding issues and can engage senior executives in a sale.

We are committed to developing strong relationships with our clients and this person will be a key player in ensuring their needs are exceeded.

About ITN Productions: We create short and long-form programming for commercial clients, domestic broadcasters and international networks. Our content spans a range of genres, including industry-specific news and current affairs, entertainment and factual. We produce YouTube’s most popular news channel, daily entertainment bulletins for broadcasters, corporate films and award-winning programming.

To apply send a CV and cover letter, including salary expectations and notice period, to Laura.Guttfield@ITN.co.uk, stating which role you are applying for.

Closing Date: 8th August 2014

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. No agencies

Production Journalist - ITV News London

Passionate about Peckham? Mad for Marylebone? If you love London here’s your chance to join the team that makes the Capital’s best news.

ITV News London is recruiting – we are looking for a talented journalist with television production experience to join our team.

You will be working with our award winning reporters and producers to bring alive the stories our viewers care about from transport to entertainment, crime to politics, we’re looking for enthusiasm, creativity and talent.

Should you feel that you fit the above brief then please send a CV and covering letter to sophie.gilbert@itn.co.uk.  

Closing date: 11th July 2014

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

No agencies please.

ITN is an equal opportunities employer. 
 

UK Editor - ITV News

ITV News has an exciting and rare opening for a talented UK Editor to join its award winning team. Reporting into the Director of Newsgathering, you will lead the coverage of home affairs in the ITV UK Bureau on stories covering a number of subjects including; law and order, crime, anti-terrorism, immigration and many more. Working closely with the Head of Home News, the News desk and the Planning team you will drive UK Bureau stories to deliver distinctive exclusive content.

You will possess the ability to provide expertly scripted and well crafted packages across a broad range of areas on breaking news, diary stories and original journalism. You will add high quality analysis and context to all pertinent stories. Importantly, you will be expected to build and maintain high profile contacts and use these to break news. In addition, you will be required to lead and develop relationships with external bodies such as; relevant government departments, agencies, police forces etc. You will also provide written, picture and video content for ITVNews.com and know how to effectively use social media.

You will be someone with a real passion for chasing and developing all relevant stories. You will have an extensive proven history of breaking original news and utilising social media and online to drive stories. Excellent packaging skills and impeccable on-air delivery across a range of issues are key to this role, as is the ability to lead people. You will be equipped with an awareness and understanding of the financial implications of all decision making.

Should you feel that you fit the above brief then please send a CV and covering letter to sophie.gilbert@itn.co.uk.

Closing date: 11th July 2014

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

No agencies please.

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

Operations & Finance Manager - ITV News

ITV News has an exciting new opportunity for an Operations and Finance Manager. Reporting into the Editor for ITV News and the Director of Operations for ITN, you will oversee all operational, resource and financial management areas for the ITV News department. You will be expected to lead the drive for operational innovation and efficiencies as well as liaise and report to ITV on contract/budget issues on a regular basis.

Key tasks will include but will not be limited to: managing the ITV News budgets as well as scrutinising and reporting expenditures whilst adhering to contractual obligations. In addition, you will report to the Director of Operations on company policy related matters, cross-newsroom projects and major coverage planned events. You will work closely with the ITV News HR Business Partner and Managing Editor to oversee and control the recruitment process, ensuring the necessary staffing needs are met and remain within budget.

You will be a strategic commercial and operations manager with gravitas ideally acquired working in management within the media. You will be required to have an in depth understanding of television production as well as the financial modelling that comes with programme making, and possibly news assignments. Experience of HR processes, policies and management of HR procedures is desirable. An excellent eye for detail coupled with strong communication skills will be key. You will have the proven ability to work in a team and motivate your colleagues. Importantly, you will be expected to possess the confidence and ability to represent ITV News and ITN at a senior level.

Should you feel that you fit the above brief then please send a CV and covering letter to Alexandra.standfast@itn.co.uk

Closing date: 15th July 2014

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

No agencies please.

Corporate Programming Manager – ITN Productions

ITN Productions is ITN’s commercial department, producing creatively driven and commercially valuable content in the broadcast, digital and corporate sectors.

You will be joining the corporate programming arm reporting to the Sales Director. This role is a target driven telesales role and requires a high level of thought in dealing with prospective clients. You will need an interest in industry news issues, health, education, finance and government, as you will research your own leads. You will understand effective sales strategy and have the experience to get in direct contact with C-level executives, discuss the project and close the deal.

This is a role for someone who is aware of the business and news agenda, thrives on understanding issues and can engage senior executives in a sale.

We are committed to developing strong relationships with our clients and this person will be a key player in ensuring their needs are exceeded.

About ITN Productions: We create short and long-form programming for commercial clients, domestic broadcasters and international networks. Our content spans a range of genres, including industry-specific news and current affairs, entertainment and factual. We produce YouTube’s most popular news channel, daily entertainment bulletins for broadcasters, corporate films and award-winning programming.

To apply send a CV and cover letter, including salary expectations and notice period, to Laura.Guttfield@ITN.co.uk, stating which role you are applying for.

Closing Date: 8th August 2014

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. No agencies


 

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