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Senior Rights Executive (GP Digital)

Legal and Business Affairs
240001D1 Requisition #

Senior Rights Executive  -  Digital


Legal & BA (Digital Studios - Global Partnerships) 

Permanent, full-time

Office location: Leeds (hybrid working patterns apply)


Hiring range: £35,000 - £38,000

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 and feature films produced by the ITV companies or commissioned/acquired from third parties for broadcast and 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 wider Legal Team, the Rights Management department works to provide all areas of the business, and ITV’s strategic partners, with visibility and access to its content, “what have we got, and what can we do with it?” 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 Senior Rights Executive - Digital works with the 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:

  • Work alongside the Rights Manager - Digital to have an oversight across activity being undertaken and requested of the Rights Digital team.
  • Be responsible for the interpretation, input and verification of rights information for all ITV content into ITV’s rights and talent payment systems in accordance with agreed policies and standards
  • Assess availability and offer accurate clearance and cost information to all exploitation areas within company deadlines
  • Assisting ITV’s sales and distribution arms with the creation and maintenance of licences where necessary
  • Support the Rights Manager to monitor adherence to policies and standards in line with the relevant KPIs
  • Maintain strong working relationships with partners to ensure the continual flow of rights information into the department
  • Work closely with Talent and Royalty Payments offering authority to pay by inputting and verifying rights and talent data in the relevant systems
  • Working closely with the Head of Rights Management and the Rights Manager, have input into system development and design related to Rights Management activity.
  • Provide solutions to rights clearance and cost issues and where necessary undertake rights renewals and risk assessments through discussion with the Head of Rights Management and Rights Manager.
  • Deliver Service in accordance with any Service Level Agreements that are managed by Rights.
  • Keep abreast of rights & talent union issues through information circulated within Rights and Business Affairs.
  • Maintain a strong understanding of new media platforms, social media distribution, and how these are a key part of ITV’s business strategy

Skills you’ll need (minimum criteria)

  • Experience in Rights Management
  • Commercial awareness and an ability to balance and  assess risk, sales urgency, and business expectations from a Rights perspective
  • Excellent organisational and information management skills
  • Driven, with an interest in TV and new and evolving platforms 
  • Supervisory skills with an ability to have oversight of activity across a team
  • Service excellence and networking skills - effective communication, interpersonal and influencing skills with an ability to build successful working relationships at all levels
  • Accuracy and an eye for detail
  • Strong literacy, numeracy and IT skills

Other things we’re looking for (key criteria)

  • Experienced user of the PARIS and Genersys systems (or equivalent rights systems)


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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