At ITV I'm the rights manager for commercial affairs for ITV network and what we essentially do is acquire rights from producers such as Talkback for the X-Factor where we buy transmissions for the ITV1 and the ITV2 transmission, plus we have exploitation online, so itv.com, we have 30 day catch-up on that website so it's my responsibility to make sure that our dot com team are aware that they have those rights and then they can make that content available for viewers online. My career at ITV started in 1998, I started here on a modern apprenticeships scheme at Granada TV in Manchester, as it was called then, in the HR department, I then went from there to the casting department where I was a casting assistant on lots of different ITV dramas including Coronation Street. I then moved to business affairs, in 2007 I relocated to London and then I came to work in commercial affairs and that's how I've ended up what I'm doing now. I really enjoy working at ITV, hence being here for 13 years, it's really good for opportunities to work in different departments, the environment's great because it's a nice creative atmosphere and everyone's really friendly and approachable and I hope to be here for much longer.
And if that wasn't enough
All our employees get 5 weeks’ holiday on top of public holidays, plus an option to buy more.
You’ll also benefit from life assurance cover, and have the chance to join our fantastic pension and health insurance schemes.
And whether you cycle in to the office or take the train, we’ve got you covered, either with a bike through the government’s cycle to work scheme or with an interest-free season-ticket loan.
Not to mention the fact that you can receive vouchers to save money on childcare and will also get exclusive savings on a wide range of products and services – just for working here!
In addition, you’ll participate in an ITV-wide annual bonus plan and will also be given the chance to buy ITV shares – so you can really reap the rewards of all your hard work.
Equality & diversity
At ITV, equality in the workplace is just a part of what we do. That’s why, whatever your age, gender, disability status, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity or family circumstances, we make it our business to make sure you’re treated with fairness and respect. We’re dedicated to offering flexible working that supports all of our colleagues, and when it comes to recruiting and retaining employees with a disability, we’ve been officially recognised for our efforts.
We play a big role in both national and industry-specific diversity forums – really investing in finding and developing new and diverse talent. We’re also a member of the Creative Diversity Network (CDN): in fact, our Chief Executive, Adam Crozier is now chair. The CDN's role is to bring together organisations involved in programme making across the UK television industry in order to promote, celebrate and share good diversity practices. We don’t just chair the CDN though; we’ve signed up to its Diversity Pledge. This is a public commitment to improve the representation of society on screen, and to become more diverse and inclusive behind the scenes too. And while we have most control over the programmes we make ourselves, we’re also looking at how to increase diversity in commissioned content.
At the end of the day, we want our workforce to represent the audience it serves. It’s a pretty big goal, but one that we get closer to all the time. For more on how we’re working to make ITV more diverse and other information about Corporate Responsibility, visit our Responsibility site.
During our application process, we’ll ask you whether you believe you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010. Of course, you don’t have to answer this question. The only reason we ask is because we want to give you the opportunity to really shine on your application form and enjoy a great over all candidate experience. And although we will monitor your response, it’s only to ensure that we’re being fair.
If you would rather speak to us in person about Diversity in recruitment, please email the team at email@example.com with your contact details and we’ll call you back.
Our benefits don’t just boost your bank balance though. We’re also committed to your development and improving your career. That’s why we believe very strongly that we offer the best development opportunities in the industry at every level of our business.
We have an extensive training and development offer which meets the needs of our colleagues in all areas of the business at all levels. Topics range from ‘How to Get Ahead in Your Career’, to 'Leading Change' in support of our business transformation through to project management and negotiation skills and commercial awareness. We also offer development unique to ITV such as our ‘Access All Areas’ where we create job shadowing opportunities to help our people get a better understanding of the business and where people can get to spend time sharing ideas over lunch with our senior leadership team.
Developing our people is something the whole business is passionate about.