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.
We produce programmes across a wide range of genres - from drama and entertainment, to factual and lifestyle for UK broadcasters including the world’s longest running soap Coronation Street, I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, Emmerdale, This Morning, Vera, Mr Selfridge, Come Dine With Me, Countdown and University Challenge. More recently we have seen brand new entertainment show Stepping Out launch on ITV and new drama Breathless starring Jack Davenport begins on ITV this Autumn.
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ITV Studios' multi-award winning factual arm Shiver is based in London, MediaCityUK, and Leeds.
Shiver is one of the UK's largest providers of factual and factual entertainment in the independent television sector. Its shows and formats can be seen from ITV's own channels to Sky, Channel 5, Channel 4, BBC and the History Channel. Shiver produce Come Dine With Me one of the world's most successful formats, having been made in 36 countries. Its credits also include hard-hitting documentaries such as Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile (winner of two RTS Television Journalism Awards and a Broadcasting Press Guild Award); popular documentary series such as 56 Up and Words of Captain Scott and hit factual entertainment series such as Paul O'Grady: For The Love Of Dogs.
The Shiver LEEDS team has produced a wide variety of shows in recent years including: May The Best House Win, 100 Years of The Royal Variety, The Talent Show Story, The Nation's Favourite Christmas Song, When Kate Met William, The Queen & I, Charles & Diana - Wedding of the Century and Robson Green's Northumberland. ,.. The Shiver team in Manchester now has a brand new home at MediaCityUK in SALFORD. Shows produced from the North-West include:- Ade in Britain, Chatsworth, The Golden Rules of Television, Rory Bremmer's Great British Views, Deirdre & Me - 40 Years On Coronation Street, Super Tiny Animals, The Lakes, The Dales, Strictly Kosher, Tonight and The Nation's Favourite Number One Single.
The LONDON office has produced a wide range of award-winning and ratings-busting shows in recent years, including: Come Dine With Me, Piers Morgan's Life Stories, Paul O'Grady: For The Love of Dogs, Peter Andre's 60 Minute Makeover, The Grave Trade, The Pride of Britain Awards and The Martin Lewis Money Show.
Our flagship long running series are Coronation Street and Emmerdale. These award-winning dramas are at the heart of British culture and regularly draw the largest audiences on television each evening.
However, there is more to the drama that ITV Studios produces than meets the eye.
We have become known for our landmark series and programmes such as Mr Selfridge, Marchlands, Lewis, Vera, Agatha Christie's Poirot as well as the award winning Mrs Biggs; all of which have been broadcast on ITV. ITV Studios' drama teams also produce for other channels recent examples include Shetland for the BBC and The Psychopath Next Door for Sky Living. All of these programmes are made by a highly talented in house team.
Our Entertainment team produces ratings winners and household name entertainment programmes. The revival of Saturday Night Takeaway is a great example of a show which brings real family entertainment for the early evening with high quality production values. Other shows produced by this highly professional team include Dancing on Ice, The Soap Awards, An Audience With, Stepping Out, Jeremy Kyle and of course I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here.
Potato is a new label for ITV Studios created by Michael Kelpie, Creative Director. The team produces factual and factual entertainment shows including ratings winner The Chase, The Big Reunion, Britain's Secret Homes and Britain's Secret Treasures. The company will continue to work to develop and produce a wide range of shows for ITV and other broadcasters.
The team in ITV Studios Daytime not only produces our studio shows that we all know and have built up a popular following, such as Daybreak, This Morning and Loose Women but have been successful in producing shows for ITV primetime as well as other channels and broadcasters. Gino's Italian Escape is the first factual series commission for ITV primetime and follows the 2012 one-off documentary The Circus. The team has also produced Frontline Police for Channel Five and the recently recommissioned Britain's Darkest Taboos for Crime & Investigation Network.
We have well-established businesses across the world, including the US, Australia, France, Germany and the Nordic region.
With offices in Los Angeles and New York, ITV Studios America is one of the largest international producers for the US market and a major force in acquiring, developing and producing reality and scripted programming for US networks. ITV Studios America has a slate of series in production with major networks and syndicators, including Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, The First 48, After the First 48, Four Weddings, Four Houses, The Mathis Project, The Bill Cunningham Show, America Now and The Jeremy Kyle Show.
ITV Studios has recently acquired leading US production companies Gurney Productions, High Noon Entertainment and Thinkfactory Media. Established in 1998, ITV Studios Australia has become one of Australia's leading television production companies and home to some of the country's best loved shows including Come Dine With Me and original hit formats Please Marry My Boy, Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell and Paddock to Plate.
Since its launch in 2010 ITV Studios France has expanded on its commitment to produce quality programming for a wide audience. Their productions include Four Weddings, The Audience and Marry Me.
Opened in 2000 ITV Studios Germany has continually produced successful and popular shows including The Chase, Come Dine With Me, Four Weddings and mega hit I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here.
ITV STUDIOS Nordic has offices in Sweden, Finland and Norway and produces for broadcasters across the region. Their shows include Dancing on Ice, Hell's Kitchen and Come Dine With Me.
Subsidiaries at home and abroad
Over the last two years, ITV Studios has made some significant acquisitions of production companies both in the UK and Internationally. This is a key part of our Transformation Strategy to boost revenue from areas other than advertising. These companies will enable us to create more content that appeals to UK and International audiences and enhances our presence in a variety of genres. Click on each logo to go to the relevant websites.
Working in Production
These shows don’t make themselves, there’s an army of talented professionals behind the scenes pulling it all together. ITV Studios’s TV Production Jobs range from the more technical positions such as sound, camera and vision and post-production roles such as edit assistants to administrative and management staff and those managing the studio facilities across the country.
This is not forgetting the people who originate ideas. We look for talented individuals to make these programmes happen from entry-level roles such as Runners and Loggers, through to Researchers, Producers and Directors. We have staff positions in some areas and in others we are looking for individuals who are flexible to come and work for different time periods, often at short notice, depending on the production.
It covers a lot more than even that though – we’re talking about talented music teams, award-winning script writers and live production teams who are always on the ball.
We offer truly exciting opportunities in TV production across our full range of genres across Factual, Entertainment and Daytime, across all of our locations, allowing you the chance to bring high quality TV to our audiences.
When we hire TV producers at ITV, we look for people who share our passion for providing top quality services and programs to our consumers. We look for the following basic requirements in candidates for our production jobs:
- Leadership and people management skills
- Experience of working on formatted productions
- Experience of managing multiple teams and overseeing different stages of production
- Strong organisation and the ability to think on your feet
- A variety of relevant experience in studio or location, live or pre-recorded production
Does this sound like you? Search for the latest vacancies in the ITV production team.