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.
Corporate & Business Support
Rachael Holmes Rights Manager (Legal)
Miranda Wayland Diversity Manager (HR)
Marianne Pendray Director of Ops - Legal & Compliance
Faye Dipnarine Financial Analyst (Finance)
Our legal team work right across the business. After all, as a listed and highly regulated producer and broadcaster, we have a lot of obligations to meet. So as well as working within the production, broadcasting, commercial and online businesses, we have a central group legal function. It means there are a huge variety of legal roles to be had, all working to deliver high profile, creative projects and initiatives. These could be anything from the making of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here to multi-jurisdictional mergers and acquisitions, from cutting edge web projects to channel launches.
The offices are busy, bustling, and no two days are the same – although each one features tight deadlines and multiple competing demands. Our team members thrive in a constantly changing environment, bringing all their creativity, innovative flair and legal expertise to bear to help us achieve our goals.
ITV is the UK’s largest commercial integrated producer broadcaster and a leading FTSE100 company and it is still growing !
As a result there is a diverse finance community with people of varying degrees of experience and qualifications including trainees, part qualified, CIMA, ACCA and ACA performing a range of roles including Production Accountant, Management Accountant, Finance Analyst, Finance Manager, Financial Controller, Financial Planning and Analysis and Head of Finance. These opportunities extend across all our divisions which include Broadcast & Online, Studios and Shared Services and encompass roles that are closely involved with the day to day operations of broadcasting and production to those that support the wider business in areas such as our business service centre including Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable, Group Finance, Tax, Treasury, Technology, HR and Payroll, Pensions and Business Affairs.
Working at ITV stimulates and challenges its employees through the use of core financial and accounting skills including management accounting, financial accounting, technical accounting and reporting to understanding the business commercially and playing an active role as a business partner.
ITV is a magnificently rewarding place to work, where your contribution is valued and you feel your impact on a daily basis and play your role in the making of programmes that touch the lives of millions of people every day.
HR plays a vital role at ITV - it’s our job to work closely with the business to understand their needs to make sure we have the very best people in place. Our objective is to ensure we create the right environment to nurture our talent, helping us to achieve our goals.
Every role plays a vital part in ensuring we keep our colleagues engaged and committed, rewarded and recognised for their hard work, and equipped with the right skills to produce the very best work they can, making ITV a great place to work.
It’s an exciting time to join ITV and we’re looking for people who want to play a key part in our Transformation journey, who are committed and passionate about what they do and thrive in an environment where two days are never the same!
Communicating information as varied as financial reporting and the trials and tribulations of contestants on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! to the press, our communications team handles all external PR – both proactive and reactive – right across ITV.
They’re split into two teams: corporate and programme. As you would expect, the programme team promote all key programmes. So they work across entertainment and drama, factual and daytime, news and sport. It’s exciting, challenging stuff. And in that sense, working on the corporate side of things is much the same. But instead of promoting our shows, their focus is on publicising the three main areas of our business – Broadcast, Commercial & Online and ITV Studios – and delivering the PR strategy that supports our five-year Transformation Plan.
Helping the Leadership Team plan and realise ITV’s 5 year Transformation Plan, the Strategy Team is at the heart of our changing business. We work with all parts of ITV to solve problems and drive progress, from international studios and TV commissioning to advertising sales and online innovation. And whether we’re analysing industry trends to inform the next decade or providing precise answers needed by tomorrow, we’re there to help ensure that the business takes informed, evidence-based decisions.
Our team is made up of people who are up for the challenge of planning both huge change and small projects quickly and decisively. They come from a range of backgrounds, and, along with a passion for ITV, each one of them has an analytical eye and a keen competitive edge.
You can discover even more about ITV on our corporate site.