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

Midlands Reporter - ITV News

ITV News has a new opportunity for a Midlands Reporter to be part of their team.

Reporting into the Head of Home News and working closely with ITV Regional newsrooms, you will be responsible for covering the Midlands for ITV News, reporting across all ITV platforms and driving distinctive coverage from the region. Building and maintaining key contacts with establishments and individuals in the Midlands will be important. You will be expected to produce well researched, filmed and structured packages and lives for ITV News programmes. You will also provide written, picture and video content for and effectively utilise social media.

You will have a strong understanding of the ITV News agenda and the stories and issues in the Midlands coupled with the ability to write concisely and to make creative television packages. You will remain calm under pressure and be able to stick to deadlines.

Should you feel that you fit the above brief then please send a CV and covering letter to

Closing date: 25th April 2014

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

No agencies.

Production Manager – Digital News, Entertainment and Sports – ITN Productions

ITN Productions has a new opportunity for a digital and sports production manager to be part of their digital team.

ITN Productions is ITN’s bespoke production hub producing creative and commercially valuable content for the corporate, commercial, broadcast and digital sectors. Our digital and online content is watched by millions of viewers worldwide, through partnerships with global video and news outlets such as AOL, YouTube, MSN, Yahoo, The Telegraph, the Mail Online and the Guardian.
ITN Productions is one of the world’s leading providers of news and entertainment content on YouTube, with over 1.1 billion views to date on our family of channels and a subscriber base of 900,000. In Broadcast, we are the country’s leading provider of entertainment news, with bulletins airing on eight channels, and our long form entertainment shows are aired in the UK and international markets. Our sports content is delivered to several different clients on a timely and technically advanced basis, focusing both on speed, accuracy and content value. We are a positively growing team and need a PM to grow with us.

Reporting into the Head of Production, the Production Manager will support the Digital Production team both from a financial and operational perspective. Creating rosters, developing relationships with appropriate personnel to fill the shift patterns that we offer, on a regular and ad hoc/emergency basis, as well as being responsible for technical processes within our sports content delivery, creating and managing production project budgets and schedules, financial/cost management, and will need to ensure all staffing, technical and capability requirements are met.

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to work in a fast paced environment, who has sports delivery experience and who has technical, financial, organisational and people skills whilst maintaining a positive and focused attitude under fast delivery pressures. This role would suit someone who has experience in the digital multi- media or live/near live sports arenas and who wants to work for one of the world’s most recognisable news brands.

To apply for this role, please send a cover letter and your CV to  

Closing date: 25th April 2014

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

No agencies

Output Producer 

ITV News is looking for an experienced Output Producer. You will be responsible for producing high quality packages for Reporters/Correspondents as well as contributing innovative structure, graphics and picture treatments. You will be expected to write engaging and accurate scripts, lead-ins, headlines and subbing.

You will have good knowledge and experience of news and current affairs. You will be a well organised individual with a keen eye for detail, scrupulously checking facts. You will have excellent writing skills and good interpersonal skills with the ability to work as part of a team and manage a group of people. You will be expected to play an authoritative role in team editorial meetings presenting ideas in a persuasive manner. The ability to work to a deadline is essential.

Should you feel that you fit the above brief then please send a CV and covering letter to

Closing date: 22nd April 2014

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

No agencies.

Reporter, Channel 5 News

ITN are seeking a Reporter to provide top quality, well written news reports on a variety of stories for the Channel 5 News programmes.

The Reporter will produce packages to the highest standard, identifying the best stories and best news lines each day working closely with the Programme Editor and news desk, plan coverage in line with the Channel 5 News agenda, present updates and bulletins as required and use social media to break news lines, chase content and promote the programmes.

This position requires a high level of technical ability in editing and the production of template graphics, as well as concise writing style with flair, accuracy and focus. In depth knowledge of the news agenda and good understanding of the Channel 5 News ethos is also essential.

The successful candidate must have strong ability to continuously generate original story ideas, angles and treatments and be a great communicator and team-player, with an enthusiastic and positive attitude.

Please send a letter of application and you CV to

Closing date: 2nd April 2014

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

Creative Director - ITV News

ITV News is looking for a dynamic Creative Director to join our award winning design department.
You are a Senior Designer looking for a new challenge or a Creative Director looking to make your next exciting career move.
You will have experience of creating innovative designs for an agency or in-house creative department. We are looking for someone with an eye on the future who can lead and inspire our journalists and designers.

You will have experience leading a team whether that’s at an in-house design department or creative agency. It’s important that you have experience managing large creative projects from the ground up and are equally comfortable being hands-on, producing graphics under pressure to very tight deadlines.

You will be working closely with the ITV News editorial management team and some of the most respected journalists and correspondents in the world. We are looking for someone who is interested in news and current affairs and who brings their passion and creative vision to every project. If this sounds like you then we’d love to hear from you.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Sophie Gilbert by emailing Applicants should have an online portfolio or provide examples of their best work in pdf format.


Closing date: 4th April 2014

No agencies.

Royal/Interviews Producer - ITV News

ITV News is looking for a Royal/Interviews Producer. This unique newly created role will combine the planning and production of Royal stories with the chasing of exclusive news interviews. Working alongside the Royal Correspondent and the ITV News Special Events Unit, you will be responsible for initiating and driving the Royal news agenda within ITV News. Although this is a specialist role, it will involve working with other reporters and in general news from time to time.

You will have a packed contacts book and a proven track record of finding and delivering exclusive content. You need to be a self-starter with endless ideas for stories, angles and treatments. You will also be an excellent communicator and negotiator.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Sophie Gilbert by emailing

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: 21st March 2014

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

No agencies.

Producer, Industry News - ITN Productions

Following the rapid growth of our Industry News business, ITN Productions is looking for a high calibre production professional.

Our success is due to the people working on our productions being passionate about B2B programme-making which focusses on thought-leadership, best practice and innovation within a variety of specific industry sectors.

Applicants must have very high standards of professionalism, great attention to detail and superb organisational/project management skills because like us, our projects are always ambitious. Above all, you must be commercially aware, with an acute understanding of the nuances of clients’ needs and a desire to serve and grow those relationships.

We are now recruiting for full time staff positions. If you fit the descriptions below and are excited about working for a successful production company with a strong brand and heritage, and can meet our high expectations of production, we’d love to hear from you.

Here are some links to begin your research into Industry News:

To apply you must demonstrate how you have simultaneously managed and delivered at least three corporate video projects of a value above £10K in the last 12 months and a strong understanding of or experience of newsgathering and news production.

  • Demonstrate the enthusiasm to take on the responsibility for multiple client relationships, production crews and budget management
  • Strong track record in delivering corporate video and excellent client-facing skills
  • Strong production management skills (budgets/cost control, managing invoices, booking crews and call sheets, schedules)
  • Excellent Producer (booking editors, managing edit diaries, media management systems, archive, consent forms, paperwork)
  • Prepared to travel across the UK for meetings, sometimes working anti-social hours
  • This is an office-based role, at ITN’s creative hub in central London.

Please note:
This role is NOT suitable for PDs as it demands NO self-shooting and no self-editing.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Phoebe Myles by emailing

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: 28th March 2014

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

No agencies.

Programme Editor – Channel 4 News

Channel 4 News is looking for a dynamic and driven Programme Editor to join our award-winning news team. Working across news production you will be integral to the broadcast of Channel 4 News. The successful candidate will be a lively, creative leader with the vision and confidence to work alongside all areas of the news room.

You will possess a strong understanding of news logistics and production skills.

You will have a highly developed understanding of the Channel 4 News agenda with a clear understanding of our editorial ambitions.

You will have an outstanding knowledge of key political, financial and international news together with a feel for human interest stories.

To apply send a CV and cover letter to, stating which role you are applying for.

Closing Date: 13th March 2014

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. No agencies.

Career Opportunities