27 September 2023 The Irish Film & Television Network
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Virgin Media Television
Senior Producer, News and Current Affairs
Westgate Business Park, Ballymount, Dublin 24
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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 thousands of people, with multi award-winning services including superfast 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 public service 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 More, a platform exclusive channel for Virgin TV customers, offers the very best of first look premium content, including ground-breaking Irish and International drama, documentaries & sport. 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 seven European countries. Liberty Global is a founding member of the European Green Digital Coalition and is included in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Following the challenges brought about the global pandemic, the power of connectivity to deliver positive, meaningful change to people’s lives has never been clearer. Our inclusion in these prestigious indices for the ninth year running attests to our long-standing commitment to the importance of sustainability and ensuring that we are strong corporate citizens as well as responsible stewards of the environment across the markets in which we operate.

For further information please visit: www.virginmedia.ie.

About the Role:

Virgin Media News is seeking an experienced senior television producer for our flagship current affairs programme, The Tonight Show.
The senior producer will be responsible for outputting live studio, booking guests, generating ideas for content, developing relationships with presenters, guests, agencies and political parties, identifying new 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 senior producer will have good working knowledge of digital news platforms and digital production.

This role will involve varied shifts outside of normal office hours and supporting the executive producer.

Specific Duties & Tasks:

  • 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.
  • Sourcing and posting digital news content from TV programmes to online platforms.

The Person: 

  • Extensive experience working in current affairs in television / radio.
  • 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.
  • Ability 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.

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Deadline: June 10th


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