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

Asia Correspondent – Channel 4 News

Channel 4 News is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Asia Correspondent who can provide original, challenging and authoritative coverage within the region.

The successful candidate will have the depth of experience and authority to lead our team in the Channel 4 News bureau producing the sharpest coverage of the region. Based in Bangkok the Asia Correspondent will provide original and creative coverage, breaking original stories and offering informed and authoritative analysis across a variety of editorial areas. The Asia Correspondent will have the opportunity to lead and anchor coverage of breaking stories as well as invest time in long-form and investigative pieces of film-making for both broadcast and online.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter, along with a vison and strategy for coverage in Asia in the year ahead, to Phoebe.Myles@ITN.co.uk by Friday 3rd April 2015

Please note, due to the large volume of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted.

ITN are an equal opportunities employer.
 

Helpdesk Assistant- 3 month Fixed Term Contract

ITN is looking to recruit a Helpdesk Assistant, for a 3 month fixed term contract, to assist the Support Teams in the maintenance of the IT systems.

The key responsibilities of this role are to log calls, perform system admin functions as well as mobile phone administration and setups. You must also have a good level of interest in Microsoft Windows operating system functionality.

If you have strong customer service and interpersonal skills and interested in this role apply today directly to Eleni Papageorgiou with your CV and covering letter to eleni.papageorgiou@itn.co.uk

Closing date: 6th April 2015

No agencies please.

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to contact shortlisted candidates.

Deputy Sports Editor – ITN Productions

ITN Productions is looking for a talented and driven Deputy Sports Editor to join our sports team. Working across our major sports contracts, you will be responsible for the editorial quality for all digital sports output, including sports news packages and ‘near-live’ highlight clips and packages. The Deputy Sports Editor will also liaise with clients helping to drive the business forward and to continue to develop the ITN Productions brand.

Applicants will need to have strong editorial decision making and team-leading experience, as well as experience working in a busy and fast-moving environment with fast turnaround deadlines. Experience using video editing software such as AVID or EVS is essential, as is a media degree or equivalent experience. A flexible working philosophy and strong self-motivation is also important. This vacancy is a permanent position, based in central London.

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

Closing Date: 30th March 2015

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. No agencies.

Digital Campaign Manager – Industry News

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented Campaign Manager to work in a rapidly expanding team within a national broadcaster. ITN’s Industry News programmes are designed for senior level decision makers in specific industry sectors. We are looking for a talented campaign 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 on-going 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 Phoebe.Myles@ITN.co.uk, stating which role you are applying for.

Closing Date: 30/03/2015

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. No agencies.
 

Business Development Director – Commercials.

ITN Productions is the creative hub of ITN, producing TV commercials and TV sponsorship idents, plus branded content for broadcast and online audiences. We work with many partners including ITV, Five, Cadburys, Barclays, Virgin, Reckitt Benckiser, Argos and hundreds of other clients each year to produce bespoke content. In 2014 our work with the Lego ad break work, won three Cannes Lion awards and the Media Week Grand Prix. In 2013 our TA Live commercials also won the Media Week Grand Prix.

Reporting to the Head of Commercials the Business Development Director will develop new clients by pitching creative solutions to a communications issue. Candidates must have client facing and account management experience as well as a successful track record in developing new business. The Business Development Director will take responsibility for the management of projects from pitch to delivery, as well as identifying and generating new revenue streams in conjunction with the Head of Commercials.

This is a great opportunity for someone 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. This role would suit candidates who have a deep knowledge of the advertising industry and a proven ability to develop this into revenue streams. Established relationship networks amongst media and creative agencies are essential, relationships with broadcasters and client would be highly advantageous.

To apply for please send a copy of your CV and cover letter to Phoebe.Myles@ITN.co.uk. Candidates are asked to include their salary expectations and notice period.

Closing Date: 31st March 2015

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.
Only successful candidates will be contacted. No agencies.

Multimedia Producer – Channel 4 News

Channel 4 News are looking for a dynamic and distinctive Multimedia Producer to join our award-winning news team. Working across our digital platforms the Multimedia Producer will play an integral role in developing and producing Channel 4 News’ innovative news stories.

You will be an experienced and visually creative journalist who works to the highest editorial standard.

You will have first rate production skills and a strong understanding of digital video. Editing skills are essential – the ideal candidate would also have some knowledge of AfterEffects.

You will also have experience of writing for and posting online content.

To apply send a CV, cover letter and examples of your work to Phoebe.Myles@ITN.co.uk, stating which role you are applying for.

Closing Date: 3rd March 2015

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. No agencies.

 Software Developer

ITN is looking to recruit a skilled Software Developer to join ITN’s dynamic, fast paced and hardworking Development team. Our leading edge group delivers and proactively explores new and proactive software for all corners of ITN’s content lead business, and we are looking for a like-minded enthusiast to join us.

You will be involved in the entire product lifecycle from specification through to design, implementation, test and delivery. You will also have ample opportunities to use the very latest technologies and play a significant role in the technological future of ITN.

If you have strong communication skills and have experience working the below, then please do get in touch.


• C# .NET 5.0 / .NET 4.5
• ASP.NET MVC 4 and the MVVM model
• Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)
• HTML5/CSS4/JS
• jQuery and its sub-tools
• Working knowledge of Windows Services
• Common Timer and Threading Models
• SQL Server 2008 R2
• ADO.NET Entity Framework (EF) or LINQ 2 SQL
• REST-based web services utilised XML and/or JSON

To apply for this role please email Alex McBride, HR Business Partner, with your CV and covering letter to Alex.McBride@itn.co.uk

Closing date: 6th April 2015

No agencies please.

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to contact shortlisted candidates.

Career Opportunities