27 November 2021 The Irish Film & Television Network
IFTN JOB / CLASSIFIEDS LISTING | Virgin Media Television
Virgin Media Television
Digital news Journalist
Ballymount, Dublin 24
Date Posted:
November 9th

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Digital news Journalist – News, Virgin Media Television

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:

We are looking to recruit a multi-skilled journalist to help develop Virgin Media News’ digital output across our social media platforms.  The role involves managing the newsroom’s Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and TikTok feeds and having direct input into the daily newsgathering process.

We're not just looking for somebody who can write great tweets or Facebook posts, we want a journalist to join our team who fully understands the digital industry and the latest trends and can help deliver bespoke content. This role will suit somebody with a keen interest in news and the future development of online platforms in the digital news space.

Specific Duties & Tasks:

  • Managing the @VirginMediaNews Twitter account, monitoring and tweeting key breaking news lines.
  • Liaise with reporters in the field to share video from breaking news stories to our digital platforms in a timely manner.
  • Working with the News Editor to select content from our news bulletins to be promoted across digital platforms.
  • Work with our journalists to create bespoke content for digital platforms from.
  • Editing Virgin Media News packages and clips where necessary to post to digital platforms under the Virgin Media News brand guidelines. Training will be provided.
  • Monitoring and sourcing content from other sources.
  • Creating videos from news packages or bespoke content to stream on YouTube.
  • Scheduling social media posts and content across the day and night to maximise exposure for Virgin Media News bulletins and content.
  • Bring forward ideas for future digital news coverage.
  • Ensure content adheres to high standards of digital journalism, including spelling and grammar, and is up-to-date.
  • Keep up-to-date with developments in digital and social media trends and technologies, also supporting innovative forms of journalism and new thinking.
  • Sourcing and obtaining rights to User-Generated Content.
  • Ensure digital content meets legal and compliance requirements at all times.

Skills & Expertise:

  • A minimum of three years’ experience in journalism.
  • A keen news judgement and a good understanding of how visual news media works.
  • Proven digital journalism experience, excellent judgement with creative flair, solid writing skills and a deep understanding of Irish and global news.
  • Strong experience of how to deliver content on social media platform and best practice in the industry.
  • Knowledge of news media and emerging digital technologies. Video editing skills would be advantageous.
  • A good understanding of the legal, ethical and editorial processes involved in newsgathering and output.  
  • Ability to be a good team-player and people manager as this role involves working directly with editors, journalists, producers and camera operators across the working day.
  • Proven experience in dealing with breaking news stories.
  • Extensive experience in broadcast reporting and production.
  • Enthusiasm and energy for national broadcast news.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

The Person:

  • First-class problem-solving skills who gets to the heart of the matter
  • The ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with the business while ascertaining the key impact/detail behind the issue/request
  • A ‘team player’ who can lead by example and inspire others on a daily basis
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and embrace change
  • High attention to detail, someone who cares about quality in everything they do
  • Explores opportunities by being resourceful and self-motivating

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

Click here to apply.

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Deadline: November 27th


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