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Virgin Media Television
Researcher – Weekend AM
Westgate Business Park, Ballymount, Dublin 24
Date Posted:
July 9th

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Researcher – Weekend AM - 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:

Reporting to the Series Producer, we are looking for a Researcher to join the team at Weekend AM for VMTV. Researchers are expected to deliver high quality items for the show’s output, working closely with producers and presenters. They must be passionate about TV, full of ideas, show great initiative, exercise sound editorial judgement and have a clear understanding of what makes great television.

Specific Duties & Tasks:

  • Sourcing guests for the show and reacting to breaking news
  • Interviewing and compiling notes prior to guests live appearances
  • Writing scripts for presenters based on the notes compiled on guests
  • Editing VTs and other broadcast footage
  • Producing shoots on location and ensuring effective Live OBs
  • Sourcing and clearing footage and images for the show
  • Organising regular guests; ensuring they are in the diary and know in advance what is expected of them for their slot
  • Updating the Ireland AM Social Media pages such as Facebook and Twitter
  • Liaising with producers and presenters on show development
  • Originating New Series Ideas
  • Responsible for live audience interaction when required

Skills & Expertise:

  • Two years television production experience is desirable
  • Strong background in journalism
  • Strong contacts book
  • Great ideas and enthusiasm
  • Excellent planning and organisation skills
  • The ability to write concise background briefs for presenters
  • Strong interest in current affairs and Irish life
  • Excellent computer skills including the ability to edit VT content
  • Strong Social Media skills
  • An understanding of what makes good television
  • The ability to work under pressure as part of a busy team

The Person:

  • First-class problem-solving skills who gets to the heart of the matter
  • The ability to communicate effectively and efficiently at all times
  • A ‘team player’ and someone who can work on their own initiative
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and embrace change
  • Excelled organisational skills and methodical approach to work
  • Ability to work well under the pressure of a live studio environment

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: July 20th


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