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.


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

Political Editor – ITV News

ITV News has a rare opportunity for a driven and experienced Political Editor to become a key member of its award winning team.

The public and most prominent face of ITV News’ political journalism, you will be responsible for commanding ITV News’ coverage of all political issues across the UK. You will deliver agenda setting coverage and packaged news reports to ITV News’ programmes, digital news services and outlets. You will lead high-value investigations and in depth reporting, and you will comment on breaking news stories as well as breaking your own news. Using your expert knowledge of the political news agenda, you will also play a fundamental role in shaping digital strategy for ITV News’ political coverage.

To be successful in this role, you will have proven experience of media performance coupled with outstanding broadcast delivery. You will demonstrate an excellent understanding of the ITV News agenda, as well as the audience profiles of ITV News, both on air and online. You can write and package broadcast news under pressure and within tight time constraints, and you will show willingness to work collectively with colleagues on the production of reports. Initiative, creativity and the ability to work independently are traits essential for this position, as are exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills. An understanding of legal and ethical issues surrounding broadcast journalism is also desirable.

Should you feel that you fit the above brief, then please send your CV and covering letter to by 10th July 2015.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive only successful candidates will be contacted.

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

No agencies.

Business Development Director – Industry News

Reporting to the Head of Industry News the Business Development Director will be a key part of the Industry News expansion, working in the team forming commercial partnerships with leading bodies and national associations across the UK and US.

Candidates must have client facing and account management experience as well as a successful track record in developing new business.

The role will require a superb communicator who will be able to research potential leads, develop partnership opportunities and construct commercial proposals and presentations. The Programme Development Director will also be responsible for the set-up of new projects and continued management of partnerships to develop more revenue streams.

This is a superb opportunity for an ambitious business development professional who wants to work in a dynamic, rapidly growing, fast-paced environment and who has excellent, organisational and people skills, and a track record of working effectively under pressure.

To apply send a CV and cover letter, including salary expectations and notice period, to, stating which role you are applying for.

Closing Date: 1st July 2015

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. No agencies.

Digital Marketing Manager – Industry News

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented marketing manager to work in a rapidly expanding team within a national broadcaster, developing and managing the Industry News digital marketing campaigns. ITN’s Industry News programmes are designed for senior level decision makers in specific industry sectors. We are looking for a talented marketing manager to plan and execute top quality regular DM, social media and event marketing support to raise awareness of Industry News programmes. You will work closely with the Head of Industry News and the production and sales teams to set up and refine ongoing marketing to niche B2B audiences.

This is an ideal opportunity for a motivated, professional and driven individual to make their mark, and to make the role their own. Proven experience as a Marketing Executive in a sales focused B2B environment and a high-level degree would give you a distinct advantage.

To apply send a CV and cover letter, including salary expectations and notice period, to, stating which role you are applying for.

Closing Date: 2nd July 2015

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. No agencies.

 Production Assistant – Corporate & Branded Content/Commercials/Industry News (6 Month FTC)

Sitting within the Corporate & Branded Content, Commercials and Industry News production teams this role will provide a consistent production presence to all on a variety of projects.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Production Manager with day to day production tasks and production admin, ensuring production finances, schedules and workflows are managed efficiently and effectively.

The successful candidate will possess excellent numeracy, organisational, communication and time management skills along with good attention to detail and a working knowledge and understanding of production and post-production processes.

To apply send a CV and cover letter, including salary expectations and notice period, to, stating which role you are applying for.

Closing Date: 30th June 2015

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. No agencies. 

Career Opportunities