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

General Reporter - ITV News

ITN have a rare and exciting opportunity for a creative and experienced General Reporter to provide top quality, well written and delivered news reports on a variety of stories for all ITV News programmes and platforms.

To be successful in this role, you will understand the ITV News agenda and the requirement to deliver content across all platforms. You will be innovative, personable and self-motivated with exceptional communication skills. Outstanding writing skills are also necessary for this position. You will be experienced in creating and editing high quality packages, and possess abilities both to cope under pressure and to work independently. Finally, you will be a regular social media user for newsgathering and broadcasting.

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

Contract: 9 month FTC

Closing Date: Friday 13th 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, 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)
• 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

Closing date: 23rd March 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.

Video Portal Producer, 12 Month FTC - ITN Productions

ITN Productions is looking for a talented and enthusiastic Video Portal Producer to join our digital team. Working across News and Entertainment strands you will help set the daily news agenda, sourcing, writing and delivering video packages across our digital platforms. The Video Portal Producers 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 journalism and writing experience, as well as a good broadcasting voice. Experience using video editing software such as AVID 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 12 month FTC, based in central London.

To apply send a CV and cover letter, including salary expectations and notice period, to, stating which role you are applying for. You should also include a voice demo or show-reel with your application.

Closing Date: 23rd February 2015

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. No agencies.

Account Manager, Commercials - ITN Productions

ITN Productions is the creative hub of ITN, producing TV commercials, TV sponsorship idents, plus corporate video for broadcast, online and niche audiences. We work with many partners including ITV, Five, P&G, Barclays, Virgin, Reckitt Benckiser, Argos and hundreds of other clients each year to produce bespoke video content.

We are looking for a talented Account Manager to work with our Commercials team. The successful candidate will manage clients and projects to effectively deliver Commercials productions – this includes TV and Digital commercials, Broadcast Sponsorships, live ads and quick turnaround Creative Production solutions.

A background in the media/advertising industry with good knowledge of the production end of the business, along with an understanding of brands, agencies and broadcasters is key to this role. Highly confident client facing and account management experience as well as experience in pitching, writing and presenting would be a strong benefit.

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

Closing Date: 16th February 2015

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. No agencies

Editor and Post-Production Supervisor, Commercials - ITN Productions

ITN Productions is looking for a talented and creative Editor to join our Commercials team. The Editor will also take overall responsibility for the post production of content. Working with both the Executive Producer and Head of Post-Production the Editor will improve upon existing workflows and ensure excellent process is followed.

With experience in the Commercials and Sponsorship sector the Editor will be responsible for the editing of our commercials work, ensuring all projects are complete to a high standard in a timely manner. Working alongside both producers and directors the Editor must show creative flair and be willing to creatively challenge edit decisions, offering innovative and high quality options and solutions.

Applications must be AVID proficient and knowledge of other Edit and creative software’s are a distinct advantage.

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

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: 16th February 2015

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

No agencies. 

Career Opportunities