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

Digital Campaign Executive – Industry News

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented Campaign Executive 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 executive 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.
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To apply send a CV and cover letter, including salary expectations and notice period, to, stating which role you are applying for.

Closing Date: 5th May 2015

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. No agencies.

Closing date: 4th May 2015

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 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.

 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: 2nd June 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