What kind of people work at ITN Productions?
At ITN Productions we ask ourselves the question 'What makes you TIC?' Our answer is Trust, Innovation and Collaboration. These are our values that we live our working lives by – ingrained in every one of us and in every way we work. They reflect who we are, how we do things, and where we increasingly want to be.
An ITN Productions person is curious, smart, passionate about what they do, and they will always go the extra mile. They're risk-takers and innovators, and they are excited about the contribution they can make to a dynamically growing business that affords people autonomy and ownership. They like to challenge conventional thinking and more importantly, they like to create something amazing - it's our mission! It's the people that makes ITN Productions a special place to work.
At ITN Productions we are committed to having a culturally, socially and ethnically diverse workforce. We are members of the Cultural Diversity Network, a platform for collective action on the key issues affecting diversity in the media, and we actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds and communities.
What's it like to work at ITN Productions?
Who better to answer this question than the people of ITN Productions? We asked them what their favourite thing about working at ITN Productions was and here's what they said:
"ITN Productions is such a varied place to work and there's always so much going on – one day there'll be a team shooting a TV advert with Ant & Dec, the next day a top politician will visit as part of an Industry News programme, and then the next day you'll realise that you've spent the last hour watching something ITN Productions has made on TV! It's great to be a part of something this big."
"No two days are the same here – there's always something new to do. I love the challenge of responding to the random things that land on my desk, trying to make them work (and winning loads of awards because of what I do!)"
"There is such a friendly atmosphere at ITN Productions – whether it's a meeting in the atrium to discuss a new piece of work or a meeting in the kitchen to get to grips with the coffee machine, there's always a real sense of collaboration"
"My favourite thing about working at ITN Productions is the worker-bee energy that hits you when you walk through the door."
And here's the formal response from our HR team to fill in any gaps:
There's not much getting away from it – most of us have to work. But at ITN Productions we want to make sure that people enjoy coming to work and we therefore put a big focus on making working life fun and helping, wherever possible, to create a good work-life balance. We do various wellbeing initiatives like free outdoor weekly exercise classes and subsidised massages, as well as lots of staff socials and parties. We involve staff every step of the way when it comes to how we can make life at Productions as good as it can be – regular feedback is welcomed, and we hold brainstorms to get staff input and ensure decision making is inclusive and collaborative. We also like to update staff as often as possible on how the business is doing, via The Weekly Round-Up email (by the people, for the people!), quarterly staff updates, and end of year reviews – with a focus on transparency.
We take the development of our people very seriously. Whether it's on the job learning, technical training courses, being mentored by some of the biggest and best gurus in the business, or inspirational management and leadership development programmes, we cater for everyone when it comes to learning and development. Give us a good enough reason to develop you in a particular area, and we will do it!
Everyone was new once so we try to make being new at ITN Productions the best 'being new' experience we can. Apart from the obvious friendly faces you'll be welcomed by, we give everyone a full induction on their first morning, you get to watch the lunchtime news go out from the gallery, and after a couple weeks you will be invited to new starter drinks with our MD. You will also feature in our weekly round-up to ensure that everyone knows each other.
How do I join the team?
Our HR team is Laura Guttfield, Head of HR, and Anjali Pabari, HR Assistant. They are always on the lookout for the next top talent so if you don't see a live vacancy that suits your experience or background, please feel free to drop them a line.
Please note that due to the number of applications we receive, we are not always able to respond to each application. If you have applied for a particular role and have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful. Please don't be afraid to try again though for future vacancies!
Please visit this page for live opportunities and details on how to apply.
We are always on the lookout to expand our network of talented and dedicated freelancers who we can call upon as and when a need arises. Please get in touch by sending your CV through to Anjali.Pabari@ITN.co.uk stating the kind of roles you are interested in.