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

ANE – Source News – 4 month Fixed Term Contract

ITN Source News are looking for an enthusiastic and well organised Assistant News Editor (ANE) to join their team, for a 4 month period, to provide picture footage and access to ITN facilities a high-quality service to external clients and ITN’s broadcast partners.

The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in, and knowledge of, the news agenda coupled with good editorial judgement, with a positive approach to problem solving. They will assist the Editor of Source News, and have the ability to use relevant technology to edit picture prior to supply to customers.

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to Alex McBride, HR Business Partner, at alex.mcbride@itn.co.uk by 30th September 2014.

No agencies.


Traffic Assistant –6 month Fixed Term Contract (Maternity cover)

ITN are looking to recruit a Traffic Assistant to assist the Traffic Co-ordinators with booking, coordination and administration of video and file transfer, through satellite, fibre and file based transmission. Working closely with ITV News, Channel 4 News and NBC news desk staff, the Assistant will support the Traffic Co-ordinators to ensure that video files are delivered in a timely manner, and that live feeds are planned effectively.

If you are a proactive, organised individual, with the ability to work well under pressure, and have knowledge of the technical requirements for television news, then please do get in touch.

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to Alex McBride, HR Business Partner, at alex.mcbride@itn.co.uk by 30th September 2014.

No agencies.

Programme Assistant, Channel 5 News – 6 month Fixed Term Contract (Maternity cover)

The Channel 5 News team at ITN are looking to hire an enthusiastic Programme Assistant to work in conjunction with another Programme Assistant, to support management in the administration of a busy newsroom, including the planning, managing and changing of rosters with an understanding of the need for operational flexibility in the Channel 5 News division.

If you are highly organised and methodical, with exceptional attention to detail, and strong administration and computer skills, then please get in touch.

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to Alex McBride, HR Business Partner, at alex.mcbride@itn.co.uk by 30th September 2014.

No agencies.
 

Executive Assistant, 6 month FTC (Maternity Cover)

ITN are seeking an experienced Executive Assistant, to support the Chief Financial Officer and the Director of Business Affairs and Company Secretary. You must have a solid corporate/legal secretarial background, and have experience of working a board level.

The role will involve managing executive management’s calendars (including meetings, travelling, catering) and all administration, including reviewing mail and receiving calls. You will also be required to amend and format lengthy legal documents using track changes, type correspondence and documents from audio tapes or handwritten notes, and completing research projects when required.

In this role you will also be responsible for the accurate and regular maintenance and implementation of filing and office systems, both electronic and hard copy. You will monitor team sickness and absence via Open Options, and coordinate any facilities requirements, such as moves and maintenance.

If you are a proactive, exceptionally organised Executive Assistant with excellent knowledge of MS Office packages and the ability to meet tight deadlines in a fast paced environment, please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to alex.mcbride@itn.co.uk

Closing date: 16th September 2014

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

No agencies.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.


Trainee Sound Mixer

An opportunity has arisen at ITN for the post of a Trainee Sound Mixer. The successful applicant will be given 6 months training to enable them to become part of the ITN Studios Sound Team. When training is complete they will be responsible for balancing the audio output across ITV News and Channel 4 News to the highest broadcast standards.

Ideally you should be a postgraduate or have a degree in Sound or Broadcast engineering with the ability to balance sound and to demonstrate an understanding of audio systems signal flow. An understanding of current industry standards for Sound and the ability to demonstrate the use of IFBs and 4-wires on programmes plus an understanding of microphone placement techniques would be an advantage.

There will be a practical sound-mixing test to determine who the winning candidate should be.

To apply send a CV and cover letter to sophie.gilbert@itn.co.uk, stating which role you are applying for.

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted. 
Closing date: 23rd September 2014

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

No agencies please.

Editor – new digital news venture from ITN

We are looking for an inspirational and experienced leader to launch and edit an original news experience for ‘millennial’ consumers, created primarily for mobile.

This is a brand new venture from ITN – the UK’s world beating commercial news producer – and follows an extensive research project which has created and refined the product and brand proposition.

The person we are looking for will have an instinctive understanding of Gen Y and direct experience of working with this audience in the digital space. The Editor will recruit the brightest and most original writers, producers and social media managers and mould them into a team which will collectively shape this new news offering and engage fully with its community of subscribers and users.

The Editor must have experience in digital news production and management. Most importantly we need someone with a very clear editorial vision and the skills and knowledge to produce high quality high volume digital news content for this target market.

This post will carry an excellent salary and the backing of ITN’s extensive editorial and technical infrastructure.

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

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.
Closing date: 9th October 2014

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

No agencies.

Writers, Journalists and Producers – new digital news venture from ITN

We are recruiting a new team of highly talented producers, journalists and writers to work on an exciting digital news offering, made for mobile, from ITN.

Launching this autumn, we are building the team now. We are looking for bright and original contributors with a background in digital and Gen Y content creation. You must have experience in online production and be comfortable producing high volume outstanding content and know how to get it shared. You will be a social media expert, a passionate writer with strong opinions, and ideally have experience in producing and editing images, graphics and video. We’re looking for the best voices online and have a number of different posts. There is also the opportunity to contribute content on a freelance basis.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a brand new venture in one of the UK’s most respected news organisations.

Please apply with examples of your best online writing and/or video production.

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

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

No agencies.
 

Programme Editor - ITV News

ITV News has an exciting opening for an experienced Programme Editor to join its award winning team. In this role, you will be responsible for producing dynamic and innovative programmes of impeccable editorial and technical quality.

We are looking for a journalist with excellent news judgement, coupled with the ability to motivate input and output teams whilst often working under immense pressure. You will be expected to generate programme running orders making essential editorial judgements to provide a suitable mix of stories for the main ITV weekday and weekend programmes. Generating original and distinctive story ideas and treatments will be pivotal to this role as Programme Editor.

We are looking for a dynamic and creative leader who will be a cool and calm operator in a pressurised, busy working environment. A sound understanding of major political, financial and international news along with a feel for human interest stories will be key.

Should you feel that you fit the above brief then please send a CV and covering letter to sophie.gilbert@itn.co.uk.

Closing date: 4th September 2014

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

No agencies please.

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.  

Text Producer, 12 Month FTC, Saturday - Wednesday – ITN Productions

ITN Productions is looking for a Text Producer to work on our text, SMS, MMS and video content during the week and at weekends.

The successful candidate will monitor social media and news wires, responding to breaking news, stories and picture and video. You will need to have the ability to clearly summarise detailed information with high levels of accuracy and good attention detail.

Good copywriting/ journalism skills are essential and the applicants will be expected to have a good general knowledge of news and current affairs along with the ability to produce light-hearted entertainment content.
Please note this job would be working on a shift pattern from Saturday – Wednesday.

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: 2nd September 2014

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. No agencies.

Producer, Corporate and Branded Content - ITN Productions

This new role will see you at the heart of ITN Productions’ rapidly expanding creative services department within our Corporate and Creative Video production team. You will produce marketing and communications content for leading brands and businesses. Our recent business and brand clients have included: L’Oreal, Barclays, Suzuki, Warner Brothers and Lego.

Please view our showreel for examples of our recent work: http://youtu.be/NA93SEofAT4  
 

We are looking for a producer who has vast experience in managing production, from the pitching and pre-production stages through to post production and final delivery. The Creative Producer will work across multiple productions at a time so the ability to multi-task is a must.

Candidates will need to have experience of both live-action shoots and animation. The role works closely with the Departmental Production Manager to oversee budgets, production schedules and freelancers. This is also a client-facing role, involving meeting with new or existing clients to help them devise new video projects and strategies, coming up with production timelines and budgets and sourcing creative treatments and scripts.

Another key part of the job is managing post production for all projects within a large and busy production company (working alongside the in-house Post-Production Team), so a technical knowledge of post-production workflows and shooting formats is a must.

This role would suit someone who has solid experience in the corporate or branded content video production sector and who wants to work for one of the world’s most recognisable video production brands.

To apply please email Phoebe.Myles@itn.co.uk including:
• CV
• Cover letter (including salary expectations)
• A showreel/ recent examples of your work

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: 2nd September 2014

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

No agencies.

News Editor - ITV News, London (9 month FTC)

Could you run the busy desk for ITV's award winning London regional news programme? 

We are looking for an experienced journalist with excellent news judgement and exceptional communication skills. 

You will be accustomed to assigning reporters and crews and making big calls on stories. Managing complex logistics will be second nature to you.

This is an opportunity to join a creative and industrious team delivering top quality news on air and online.

Should you feel that you fit the above brief then please send a CV and covering letter to sophie.gilbert@itn.co.uk.

Closing date: 18th August 2014

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

No agencies please.

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

Assistant Producer, Industry News - ITN Productions (6 month FTC)

As the Assistant Producer for Industry News, you'll be working alongside a team of corporate programming directors and producers to create industry-specific programming covering issues in healthcare, education, banking, hospitality, aviation and beyond. The programmes adopt a news-style, and consist of multiple case studies for paying clients as well as interviews and contributions from thought-leaders in the industry; All anchored from our studios here at ITN.

This is a busy and faced-paced working environment, with a highly motivated and passionate team. We are looking for someone that will jump right in, bringing their ideas and enthusiasm with them. You will need to be a high-performer, thorough and constantly strive for the highest quality in everything you do.

This is a client-facing role and you'll be expected to conduct pre-production meetings in a consultative and highly-professional manner. You'll be involved in setting the editorial agenda for the overall programme as well as the individual case studies - so the ability to bring to life a story and make it creative, engaging and news-worthy should be on your list of skills.
This role is what you make it with plenty of room for progression and development.

If you would like to apply for this role, please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to phoebe.myles@itn.co.uk

Closing date: 12th August 2014

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

No agencies. 

Corporate Programming Manager – ITN Productions

ITN Productions is ITN’s commercial department, producing creatively driven and commercially valuable content in the broadcast, digital and corporate sectors.

You will be joining the corporate programming arm reporting to the Sales Director. This role is a target driven telesales role and requires a high level of thought in dealing with prospective clients. You will need an interest in industry news issues, health, education, finance and government, as you will research your own leads. You will understand effective sales strategy and have the experience to get in direct contact with C-level executives, discuss the project and close the deal.

This is a role for someone who is aware of the business and news agenda, thrives on understanding issues and can engage senior executives in a sale.

We are committed to developing strong relationships with our clients and this person will be a key player in ensuring their needs are exceeded.

About ITN Productions: We create short and long-form programming for commercial clients, domestic broadcasters and international networks. Our content spans a range of genres, including industry-specific news and current affairs, entertainment and factual. We produce YouTube’s most popular news channel, daily entertainment bulletins for broadcasters, corporate films and award-winning programming.

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

Closing Date: 31st October 2014

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. No agencies

UK Editor - ITV News

ITV News has an exciting and rare opening for a talented UK Editor to join its award winning team. Reporting into the Director of Newsgathering, you will lead the coverage of home affairs in the ITV UK Bureau on stories covering a number of subjects including; law and order, crime, anti-terrorism, immigration and many more. Working closely with the Head of Home News, the News desk and the Planning team you will drive UK Bureau stories to deliver distinctive exclusive content.

You will possess the ability to provide expertly scripted and well crafted packages across a broad range of areas on breaking news, diary stories and original journalism. You will add high quality analysis and context to all pertinent stories. Importantly, you will be expected to build and maintain high profile contacts and use these to break news. In addition, you will be required to lead and develop relationships with external bodies such as; relevant government departments, agencies, police forces etc. You will also provide written, picture and video content for ITVNews.com and know how to effectively use social media.

You will be someone with a real passion for chasing and developing all relevant stories. You will have an extensive proven history of breaking original news and utilising social media and online to drive stories. Excellent packaging skills and impeccable on-air delivery across a range of issues are key to this role, as is the ability to lead people. You will be equipped with an awareness and understanding of the financial implications of all decision making.

Should you feel that you fit the above brief then please send a CV and covering letter to sophie.gilbert@itn.co.uk.

Closing date: 11th July 2014

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

No agencies please.

ITN is an equal opportunities employer. 

Career Opportunities