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Rights Executive (GP Digital)

Legal and Business Affairs
240001D2 Requisition #

Rights Executive - Digital 

Legal & BA (ITV Studios) 

Permanent, full-time

Leeds (hybrid working patterns apply)


Hiring range: £30,000 - £33,000

For more information please email


Your work matters to millions.

 Shaping culture is in the DNA of ITV. So, it’s not surprising that you’ll find us in every home in the UK, our productions are famous all over the world and we’re at the forefront of the digital streaming revolution. 

When you join us, you enter a fun working environment. With opportunities to learn, to grow and make a real difference. Small enough that your impact’s felt in the business, but big enough that your impact reaches millions of people. 

 Come develop your skills, change TV and the course of your career. Don’t just watch it. Be part of it. Join ITV.


Your impact sends ripples.

 The team

ITV manages a catalogue of 250,000+ hours of television programmes & feature films and formats produced by ITV Studios or acquired by Global Partnerships for distribution. Effective management of the rights data that informs availability of these assets underpins the company’s commercial strategies for the exploitation and re-use of content throughout the world via multiple distribution channels. 

As part of the Legal team, the Rights Management department works closely with Production, Music, and Finance to provide all areas of the business, and ITV’s strategic partners, with visibility and access to its content. The department engages with many areas of the business that need rights availability and cost information in order to licence content – including via internal trading. Licensing of content itself leads to payment and reporting obligations that also rely on accurate rights data. 

The role

The Rights Executive - Digital works with the Senior Rights Executive - Digital and Rights Manager - Digital to promote the widest possible exploitation of ITV’s content by recording and maintaining rights data, advising on the availability and cost of exploiting rights and supporting ITV’s sales and distribution arms through the documentation, governance and administration of rights exploitation

Key Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): 

  • Be responsible for the interpretation, input and maintenance of rights information for ITV content into ITV’s rights systems in accordance with agreed policies and standards. 
  • Assisting ITV’s sales and distribution arms with the creation and maintenance of Programme data and licences where necessary
  • Assess availability and offer accurate clearance and cost information to all exploitation areas within company deadlines 
  • Maintain strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the continual flow of rights information into the department
  • Work closely with Talent and Royalty Payments team, offering authority to pay by inputting rights data into the relevant systems
  • Provide solutions to rights clearance and cost issues and where necessary, undertake risk assessments through discussion with the Rights Manager and Head of Rights Management. 
  • Deliver service in accordance with any Service Level Agreements that are managed by the Rights department.
  • Support the development of new technologies to achieve future facing rights management systems.
  • In conjunction with the Rights Managers and Head of Rights Management, negotiate rights clearances & renewals required for secondary exploitation. 
  • Assisting in producing reporting to meet ITV’s obligations 
  • Keep abreast of rights & talent union issues through information circulated within Rights and Legal & Business Affairs.

Skills you’ll need (minimum criteria)

  • Experience working within a television rights, digital and social media exploitation
  • Commercial awareness within the digital and social media space
  • Accuracy and an eye for detail 
  • Strong literacy, numeracy and IT skills
  • Driven and passionate about TV and Commercial Awareness
  • Strong organisational and information management skills
  • Service excellence and networking skills - effective communication, interpersonal and influencing skills with an ability to build successful, professional working relationships at all levels 
  • Brand protection

Other things we’re looking for (key criteria)

  • Experience in reading and interpreting complex legal data/documents (desirable)
  • Experienced user of PARIS and Genersys, or equivalent rights management systems (desirable)


ITV is for everyone.

 ITV strongly encourages applications for this role from disabled people. As a Disability Confident Leader, if you meet the minimum criteria for a role and you have declared that you are disabled, we’ll guarantee to take you to the next stage* (minimum criteria above).

 We're happy to discuss any support/personalisation you may need during our application and selection process as part of our reasonable adjustments. Drop us a line if you require anything at

Find out more about applying with a disability.

* There may be a few exceptions where we are not able to take all eligible candidates to the next stage due to the volume of applications.


Because those who make an impact deserve to be rewarded for it.  

ITV offers some great rewards and benefits including:

  • Flexible working with a range of options
  • Generous holiday allowance, plus you can buy more
  • Annual bonus opportunity
  • Competitive pension contribution
  • Save as you earn - with an opportunity to buy ITV shares
  • Wellbeing and volunteering days plus a wide range of opportunities to help you live a balanced and healthy life

More about our benefits 

Please note, on occasion we may receive a very large volume of applications which means applications for a role may close earlier than the referenced closing date. We’d encourage you to apply as soon as possible if interested.

Closing date: Monday 24th June 2024



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