22 May 2024 The Irish Film & Television Network
IFTN JOB / CLASSIFIEDS LISTING | Virgin Media Television
Virgin Media Television
Digital News Journalist
Ballymount, Dublin, Ireland
Date Posted:
May 7th

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Digital News Journalist - 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 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:

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

We're not just looking for somebody who can write great 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 keen interest in news and the future development of online platforms in the digital news space.

Specific Duties & Tasks:

  • Produce bespoke digital content for news online platforms 
  • Managing the Virgin Media News social media accounts, monitoring and posting 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 
  • Subtitling packages and clips to post to digital platforms as well as monitoring and sourcing content from other sources.
  • Scheduling social media posts and content across the day and night to maximise exposure for TV news bulletins and content.
  • Editing video packages for our digital platforms. Training will be provided.
  • 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.

The Person:

  • 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.
  • A robust work ethic that understands the need for flexibility
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to perform other newsroom duties as required

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

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Deadline: May 21st


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