My role at ITV is head of programme strategy for ITV3, so my main responsibility is constructing the ITV3 schedule for the year, making sure it's targeted at the right audience, making changes when necessary, we keep a very close eye on the competitors so sometimes we make changes according to what the main competitors are doing, and also the rest of the ITV channels, so we work as like a family of channels, so for ITV3 to keep a close eye on what ITV1, 2 and 4 are doing and because we always want to be a complementary portfolio of channels, sometimes I need to make changes in accordance with the other ITV channels. So I came straight from university to ITV, I did a dissertation on scheduling, as you do, you know. Working at ITV is a really good environment, good experience - we have an open plan office so it's really good, you really feel like you work as a team, especially when there's a number of channels all in the office.
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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Shiver is ITV Studios' multi-award winning factual label, based in London, Manchester, and Leeds. We're one of the UK's largest providers of factual and factual entertainment in the independent television sector.
Shows and formats can be seen in the UK from ITV's own family of channels, to Sky, Channel 5, Channel 4, BBC, Lifetime, AETN and the History Channel.
Our shows and formats can also be seen around the world. Come Dine With Me is one of the world's most successful television formats, made in nearly 40 countries.
Credits include hard-hitting documentaries such as Exposure: The Other Side of Jimmy Savile, which won two RTS Television Journalism Awards and a Broadcasting Press Guild Award. Plus popular documentary series, including 56 Up and hit factual entertainment series, Paul O'Grady: For The Love Of Dogs.
Paul O'Grady: For The Love Of Dogs is part of Shiver London's portfolio, which also includes Come Dine With Me, Piers Morgan's Life Stories, Peter Andre's 60 Minute Makeover, The Pride of Britain Awards, The Martin Lewis Money Show.
Shows made at Shiver's Manchester base include Hot Tub Britain, I Married The Waiter, Chatsworth, The Golden Rules of Television, Rory Bremner's Great British Views, Coronation Street: A Moving Story, Super Tiny Animals, Strictly Kosher, Tonight, Show Me The Telly, and many more.
Our Shiver team in Leeds has produced a wide variety of hit 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, Come on Down! The Game Show Story and Tales From Northumberland with Robson Green.
For more info on everything Shiver, go to www.shiver.tv.
Coronation Street and Emmerdale are our long-running flagship series. These award-winning dramas are at the heart of British culture and regularly draw the largest audiences on telly each evening.
And, there's more to drama ITV Studios produces than meets the eye. We've become known for our landmark series and programmes such as Mr Selfridge, Vera, Lewis, Cilla and Lucan. All of which have been broadcast on our channel. ITV Studios' drama teams also produce for other channels. These programmes and more, are made by a highly talented in-house team.
ITV Studios Entertainment is a production label within the ITV Studios group, with teams in London and Manchester.
Our Entertainment teams are known for producing popular family entertainment shows. Some of our high profile shows include I'm a Celebrity.. Get Me Out of Here!, Saturday Night Takeaway, Surprise Surprise, You've Been Framed! and music specials with iconic performers such as Neil Diamond and Bette Midler. Our label is also the home of some daytime programmes, such as The Jeremy Kyle Show, Judge Rinder, Who's Doing The Dishes? and The Speakmans.
Text Santa, ITV's flagship charity annual live show, airing in December, has a huge production made by our team.
We also make shows for broadcasters outside ITV, including University Challenge for the BBC and Countdown for Channel 4.
Formats made by ITV Studios Entertainment are sold around the world. I'm a Celebrity... is made for German TV, and a US version of Saturday Night Takeaway will soon be in production.
We have a dedicated team who're constantly coming up with ideas for new shows or to enhance our existing ones. We're always on the lookout for people to join our team with a similar focus, passion and talent.
For further info visit itvstudios.com.
Potato is a production label established in March 2012. It forms part of the ITV Studios UK group. We are the home of a number of successful programme formats, such as The Chase, The Big Reunion and Britain's Secret Treasures for ITV, Four Weddings for Sky Living, and Autopsy: The Last Hours of ... for Channel 5.
Potato has a proven track record producing a wide variety of award-winning programmes, bringing together highly experienced producers and directors, with years of experience in Primetime Entertainment, Factual & Documentary, Factual Entertainment, Music Entertainment and Daytime programming.
Our people are the most important part of Potato. We work hard to find the right people to make our shows and join our team. We're passionate about what we do and seek out like-minded people who share our vision.
Working closely with broadcasters, we make sure we put the right production talent to each commission. And at the heart of everything we do, is a group of experienced, talented, passionate and focused creatives, with a desire to create great new programmes.
For more info on everything Potato, go to potatotv.co.uk.
The ITV Daytime portfolio includes Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, This Morning and Loose Women. Daytime is highly competitive and vitally important for both ITV Studios and our network.
Susanna Reid, Ben Sheppard, Charlotte Hawkins and Sean Fletcher head up our team of presenters on Good Morning Britain between 6 - 8.30am, Monday to Friday. Engaging, news driven content is our number one priority, and is at the heart of everything we do.
After 30 years in television, Lorraine continues to go from strength to strength. Picking up our stories from Good Morning Britain between 8.30 − 9.30am, Monday to Friday, Lorraine has a relaxed feel and includes top-end stories, as well as features on fashion, food and entertainment.
Last year, This Morning celebrated its 25th anniversary. It offers interest pieces, food and fashion features, as well as lots of entertainment. The show airs all year round, 10.30am − 12.30pm, Monday to Friday. Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby take the helm of the show for the majority of the year, along with a number of presenters who join them over the summer.
Loose Women, airs between September and July each year. Running between 12.30 − 1.30pm, Monday to Friday, it's a discussion and panel led show with a wide range of topical guests joining our Loose Women ladies. This year saw a relaunch of the Loose Women set and continues to contribute to our successful range of Daytime programmes.
ITV Studios' international businesses are supported by a UK team of talented, flexible people − all with an international mindset. They work closely with each of the offices to provide creative, financial, legal, marketing and HR leadership that helps drive our international success.
We have well-established offices across the world, including the US, Australia, France, Germany and the Nordics.
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 non-scripted and scripted programming for US networks. ITVS America has a slate of series in production with major networks and syndicators, including Texas Rising, The Good Witch, Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, Rich Kids of Beverly Hills,The Chase and many more.
The ITV Studios' US Group is the largest independent non-scripted producer in the US. It includes successful flagship production company, ITV Studios America, and acquisitions including Gurney Productions, High Noon Entertainment, Thinkfactory Media and DiGa Vision. The most recent acquisition is Leftfield Entertainment, which is made up of Leftfield Pictures, Sirens Media, Loud TV and Outpost Entertainment. Our scripted joint venture, Tomorrow Studios, is also part of the Group.
Established in 1998, ITV Studios Australia has become one of Australia's leading producers of innovative programmes, producing international formats such as Come Dine With Me, and original ideas across a range of non-scripted genres, such as Marry My Boy, Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell and Paddock to Plate.
Opened in 2000, ITV Studios Germany has produced successful drama such as Der Letzte Bulle and had great success with formats such as The Chase, Come Dine With Me, Four Weddings and I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
Since its launch in 2010, ITV Studios France has become a fully operational studio producing more than 200 hours of content per year. Their productions include Four Weddings, The Audience and Marry Me.
ITV Studios Nordic has grown significantly in the last two years. We now have offices in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark, which produce for broadcasters across the region. Shows include Ali and Hussu, Dragons Den, 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.