Cataloguer (9 Month FTC with a possible extension to 12 Months)

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As a member of the archive cataloguing team you will service ITN’s internal clients (such as the newsrooms) and sales agent, Getty Images by processing and delivering picture content to the highest standards. To catalogue a variety of content types (bulletin, legacy & rushes); apply rights & restrictions and metadata to content; select and re-purpose content for a variety of purposes.


  • Cataloguing and archiving of picture content (bulletin, legacy, partner and rushes content) in a manner appropriate to its likely future reuse or resale value
  • Undertake the technical processes necessary for picture content to be archived digitally
  • Seek out copyright details and associate with picture content
  • Determine legal and copyright restrictions affecting reuse and sale of picture content and associate with imagery
  • Work as part of a team to select archive content, advise on copyright and restrictions, and arrange or undertake delivery.
  • In case of a big breaking news story, it may be required to work outside normal shift hours
  • To take responsibility for the health and safety of your working environment and communicate any health and safety issues appropriately
  • To keep abreast of issues affecting the footage/content industry and to be aware of market developments
  • To operate in a professional manner at all times
  • To have an awareness and understanding of the financial implications of all decision making


  • Ability to establish a good working knowledge of Digital Asset Management, archiving and delivery processes
  • Ability to utilise equipment / software and adapt rapidly to new technologies
  • Strong grammar and spelling skills
  • Understanding of copyright and restrictions affecting exploitation of moving pictures
  • Ability to ensure attention to detail in all elements of work undertaken along with a positive and determined approach
  • Ability to prioritise, manage workload, work under pressure and meet deadlines and Service Level Agreements
  • Good general knowledge and an interest in news and current affairs
  • A strong interest in moving picture archives, service delivery and a willingness to work in a commercial and results driven environment is necessary
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • An eye for good pictures
  • Driven and highly motivated with an approachable manner
  • Ability to function effectively as part of a team as well as capable of working independently, and having responsibility as an individual
  • Self-starter able to use initiative in proposing solutions to problems and ability to proactively assist in planning to avoid problems
  • The ability to foster good relationships with colleagues
  • Professional archive or library qualification is preferred but is not essential
  • In keeping with the requirements of a 24/7 production company, a flexible attitude in terms of hours and shifts is required
  • A good understanding of events spanning the last 120 years

Hiring Manager : Job Title

Director of Operations

Equal Opportunities Policy

This Job Description identifies the main requirements of the role.  It is not an exhaustive list of duties but is intended to reflect the nature, range, and context of the work, which will change over time.


ITN is an equal opportunities employer and we actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds and communities.


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