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

Health & Science Producer - ITV News

ITV News has an exciting new opening for a Health and Science Producer to become a key member of its award winning UK team.
 

Reporting into the Head of Home News, you will be responsible for finding and producing distinctive stories of interest, working with the Health Editor and Science Correspondent specifically. As part of your role, you will newsgather and produce high quality packages and live reports. Importantly, you will champion health and science issues on a daily basis, identifying stories and trends whilst delivering exclusive content.
 

You will have a good understanding of the news agenda and its TV and online audiences, coupled with the proven ability to use social and digital media to push stories and content. Good technical ability in editing and production of graphics is highly desirable.
 

Should you feel that you fit the above brief, then please send a CV and cover letter to Alexandra.standfast@itn.co.uk by 5th January 2015.
 

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, only successful candidates will be contacted.
 

No agencies please.
 

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.
 

Sports Producer - ITV News

ITV News has an exciting opening for a Sports Producer to become a key member of its award winning UK team.
 

Reporting into the Head of Home News, you will be responsible for finding and producing distinctive stories of interest, working alongside the Sports Editor and Sports Correspondent. As part of your role, you will newsgather and produce good quality packages and live reports. You will be expected to drive and champion exclusive sports stories on a daily basis and ensure that they are in line with the broader ITV News agenda. You will also be required to write scripts and produce graphics when deemed necessary.

You will have a good understanding of the news agenda and its TV and online audiences, coupled with the proven ability to use social and digital media to push stories and content. Good technical ability in editing and production of graphics is highly desirable.
 

Should you feel that you fit the above brief, then please send a CV and cover letter to Alexandra.standfast@itn.co.uk by 5th January 2015.
 

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, only successful candidates will be contacted.
 

No agencies please.
 

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

Business Editor - Channel 4 News

Channel 4 News is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Business Editor who can provide original, challenging and authoritative coverage in the field of British business.

The successful candidate must have a strong knowledge and experience of covering business stories at a high level in broadcast, print or online, have a strong understanding of the Channel 4 News agenda and a background in breaking original stories.

The role will explore the changing face of British commerce, telling people what really matters to them through hard hitting investigations of the business world and examining the boom in entrepreneurship.

We are looking for someone who can give our business coverage increased prominence, bringing the necessary authority to the unit, in order to get the biggest names and players in business to the programme.

Should you feel that you fit the above brief then please send a CV and covering letter to Phoebe.Myles@ITN.co.uk  

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: Thursday 11th December 2014.

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

No agencies.
 

Web Developer

ITN is looking to recruit a skilled Web Developer into a growing Software Development Team.
You will have the opportunity to be involved in public-facing online properties using the latest C#/.NET technologies.


If you have strong communication skills and have experience working with Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud Services, Umbraco CMS as well as video transcoding knowledge, then please apply directly to Alex McBride with your CV and covering letter to alex.mcbride@itn.co.uk
 

Closing date: 11th December 2014


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.
 

Web Video Producer - ITV News

ITV News is looking for an experienced and creative online video producer to join our digital team. The successful candidate will be an excellent journalist with at least 3 years experience in creating video for online and social platforms.
Working with key talent in the newsroom, you'll develop new ways of using video to tell the latest news stories. You'll be as comfortable working with micro video as long form video. A knowledge of simple graphical tools would be an advantage.
 

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: 7th December 2014

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.

Social Media Producer - ITV News

ITV News is looking for an experienced and creative social media producer to join our digital team. The successful candidate will have excellent social media experience in a news environment, with particular emphasis on using social to drive engagement with ITV news online and onair.

A confident self starter, the key roles include creating social only content, promoting ITV News, using social for newsgathering, and engagement. You'll also have a detailed understanding of the latest developments in social media, and contacts within the industry. Experience of editing video and working in a broadcast newsroom is also desirable.
 

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: 7th December 2014

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.

Presenter/Producer – ITN Productions - 12 Month FTC 

ITN Productions is the creative hub of ITN, making award-winning and high-quality broadcast, digital and creative services content.

Our Entertainment Team writes, shoots, produces, edits and presents daily bulletins for ITV2/3/4, 5*/5USA/Channel 5 and 4Music/Heat TV. Our content also gets millions of views every month as ODE on YouTube and our partner sites.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the team as a Presenter/Producer for one of our TV clients.

If you are an experience on-screen presenter and reporter, have a good journalistic mind and great attention to detail, please send your CV and a covering email to: Phoebe.Myles@ITN.co.uk

Please include a link to your latest showreel or a presenting example video.

Closing Date: 1st December 2014

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

No agencies.
 

Editor, Industry News – ITN Productions

ITN Productions is looking for a talented and creative Editor to join our Industry News team. The Editor will be responsible for the editing of Industry News programmes, ensuring projects are complete to a high standard in a timely manner. The Editor will also work with the Head of Post-Production and Media Managers across ITN Productions ensuring that excellent processes and work flows are maintained.

Applications must be AVID proficient and a background in corporate films would be an advantage.

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

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: 26th November 2014

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

No agencies.

Assistant News Editor, Channel Four News

Channel 4 News is looking for an Assistant News Editor to work alongside the News Editor on the desk.

This is a varied role, covering both Home and Foreign News. The role will consist of assigning crews, managing the logistics required to effectively cover stories and communicating with a wide range of people from inside and outside ITN.

The successful candidate will ideally have good news judgement and organisational skills coupled with the ability to remain calm and diplomatic under pressure. Training will be provided however, experience of working in television news and knowledge of other languages would be a good advantage.

The Channel 4 News desk works closely with the rest of ITN and is a 7-day a week operation, so regular weekend work will be required.

Closing date: Sunday 16th November 2014

To apply, please send a copy of your CV along with a covering letter to
Phoebe.Myles@ITN.co.uk quoting the job title in the email header.

ITN are an equal opportunities employer.

No Agencies
 

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.

Applicants should have an online portfolio or provide examples of their best work in PDF format.

They should be a UK resident. 

Please note that unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to contact shortlisted candidates for interview. 

Should you feel that you fit the above brief then please send a CV and covering letter to sophie.gilbert@itn.co.uk by 17th November 2014.

No agencies please.

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

PA to Managing Director and Operations Director- ITN Source 
ITN Source are looking to recruit a PA, to support the Managing Director and Operations Director, to join their dynamic team. You will be required to provide exceptional administrative and executive support to the Directors, including full diary management.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a PA role, a positive and flexible approach to tasks, excellent attention to detail and strong communication skills. You must also have brilliant time management and organisation skills.

If you would like to apply for this position then please send a copy of your CV and covering letter to Alex.McBride@itn.co.uk  by Monday 10th November 2014.

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

No agencies please.

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

IT Broadcast Engineer

ITN’s Technology team is looking for an experienced Broadcast IT Engineer to join the team responsible for the strategy, design and implementation of streaming solutions, broadcast networks and other ICT infrastructure. Excellent knowledge of IP networks, hardware including switches, routers and firewalls is required. Experience with streaming video and other file-based video formats is preferred, in addition to the management of contribution video streams, and delivery of content to end-users via various streaming platforms.

The IT network infrastructure underpins the whole business from core corporate services including email and internet access to the Avid systems and broadcast equipment that delivers our programme output. Ensuring its stability and performance is critical to the business and, as we continue to move into a more IP dominated world, the importance of the underlying networks and technology that delivers the connectivity is ever increasing.

The ideal candidate will have an excellent knowledge of IP, preferably CCNA or equivalent, and have a good understanding of network hardware and topologies including switches routers and firewalls and connection options such as copper and fibre.

Whilst mainly office based, there will be requirements to work offsite and/or outside of business hours, at short notice on deployment projects and for larger special events, as the news agenda dictates.

If you’re a strong communicator, with the ability to work in a team or alone, and are prepared to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in, then we’re looking for you!

To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter to alex.mcbride@itn.co.uk by 31st October 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

No agencies.

ITN is an equal opportunities employer.

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.
 

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

Career Opportunities