Media Archivist - 12 months FTC

About the Role

Timeline Television is looking for a proactive, highly focused and organised Media Archivist to work within our ITV Sport Media team, based in Ealing Broadway, London, providing media management support services to ITV Sport production.

This entry level role is for 40 hours per week and you will be required to work evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays, with days off in lieu being provided. After 1-2 months of office-based training, the role will involve both office-based and remote home working. Occasionally, you may be required to work at other locations incl. broadcast media hubs, and ITV Sport Outside Broadcasts.

Main Duties


  • Ingest of sport media from camera cards, broadcast drives, physical tapes and file transfers from external sources, and adding metadata
  • Recording of incoming feeds, adding metadata and sending to relevant destinations
  • Creating archive compilations of media from sport events
  • Logging of ingest media and archive material
  • Fulfilling requests for media; internally to ITV Sport production, ITV News and Creative, and externally to sales clients, sport partners and other broadcasters
  • Undertaking file transfers to internal teams and third party clients e.g. edit facilities
  • Organising and monitoring broadcast tape requests for ingest
  • Playing out media to Outside Broadcast production of live events
  • Minor archive research for ITV Sport production, using both material in the ITV Sport Archive and in other ITV databases via Sigma, Mediapulse, and CrysTL.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • You must be able to work effectively on your own and within a larger team
  • Demonstrate flexibility and resilience, and must be able to stay calm under pressure
  • Must be able to work to deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexible approach to the job and ability to adapt to last-minute changes in operational requirements
  • General knowledge and an interest of sports
  • An understanding of broadcast file-types and codecs is an advantage
  • Previous experience in the media industry is desirable, but not essential
  • Knowledge and experience with EVS systems and workflows, in particular IPDirector, is advantageous.


Health & Safety Responsibilities

  • When onsite (whether office or other location) you must ensure all tasks and activities are in accordance with ITV Sport or venue H&S guidance



You will be eligible for a variety of employee benefits including but not limited to:

  • Private health care
  • Medical cash benefits
  • Pension scheme
  • Travel insurance


Office hours - 40 hours


We offer an opportunity to work with collaborative and helpful team members across all locations. You are also eligible for a variety of employee benefits including:

  • Private health care
  • Medical cash benefits
  • Gym Membership
  • Travel insurance.

We organise regular social events across different locations, giving an opportunity to get to know employees from all over the company.


The closing date for applications is 31/05/2024

Location: Ealing, London

Contract: Fixed Term

Salary: Competitive

Closing Date: 31/05/2024