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Virgin Media Television
Assistant Producer, News & Current Affairs
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Assistant Producer, News & Current Affairs, VMTV

About Virgin Media:

Virgin Media is the leading connected entertainment cable and broadcast business in Ireland. Every day we deliver connections that really matter for Irish Consumers and Businesses with multi award-winning services including broadband, TV, mobile and home phone. Our Virgin Media Business division provides the fastest broadband speeds and connectivity solutions for entrepreneurs, businesses and the public sector.

Virgin Media Television, our broadcast division, is Ireland’s number one commercial broadcaster offering three free-to-air channels: Virgin Media One, Virgin Media Two, Virgin Media Three, as well as the Virgin Media Player. We are a significant investor in home produced content, including news, current affairs and drama, as well as offering the best in international programming.

Virgin Media Sport and our 6 Extra Sport channels offer extensive sports coverage across the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. Our advertising sales agency, Virgin Media Solutions, creates unique, innovative campaigns for our business and for third party clients across the UK and Ireland.

Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global, one of the world’s leading converged video, broadband and communications companies, with operations in six European countries.

For further information please visit: www.virginmedia.ie

About the Role:

Virgin Media News is seeking an experienced assistant television producer for our flagship current affairs programme, The Tonight Show.

The producer will be responsible for assisting in the outputting live studio, booking guests, generating ideas for content, developing relationships with presenters, guests, agencies and political parties, identifying new guest talent and understanding the dynamics of panel discussions.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in producing interesting, engaging and editorially-sound current affairs programming.

They will have a strong journalistic background as well as sound editorial judgment and a strong understanding of politics and current affairs content. 

The Assistant Producer will have good working knowledge of digital news platforms and digital production.  

This role will involve varied shifts outside of normal office hours.

Specific Duties & Tasks:

  • Assisting in the outputting live studio programmes
  • Booking contributors for panel discussions & one-on-one interviews
  • Working within a team of producers and researchers in the preparation and management of high quality journalistic programming
  • A commanding knowledge of both traditional and new television production
  • Understanding of the importance of strong visual and graphics content in TV programmes
  • Good working knowledge of online video services such as Skype and Zoom
  • Sourcing and posting digital news content from TV programmes to online platforms

Skills & Expertise:

  • Extensive experience working in current affairs in television, radio or online media.
  • Thorough knowledge of the Irish political landscape will also be required together with a command of national and international social, cultural, business and economic affairs.
  • A strong contacts book
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent, proven editorial judgement
  • Excellent social media skills
  • Ability to work under pressure as part of a busy team and meet deadlines
  • Willingness to work flexible hours
  • Exceptional organisation skills
  • Knowledge of digital news production

Virgin Media is an equal opportunities employer. Having a diverse workforce is critical to the success of our business.

Join and you’ll be part of the Virgin Media family. You can trust us to do the right thing by you. We’re a great place to work – and we offer impressive benefits too. Get ready for a generous holiday allowance, contributory pension and of course, discounts on our fantastic mobile, broadband and cable.

Virgin Media is an equal opportunities employer. Having a diverse workforce is critical to the success of our business. 

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Deadline: November 13th


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