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Virgin Media Television
Production Assistant
Westgate Business Park, Ballymount, Dublin 24
Date Posted:
November 11th

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Production Assistant, Virgin Media Television – 12m Contract

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:

VirginMedia’s Daytime TV Shows Ireland:AM and Six O Clock Show are seeking ambitious production assistants passionate who are keen to learn and grow in a Live TV environment. This is an entry level position with great opportunity to develop within VirginMedia TV. 

Specific Duties & Tasks:                                                                    

  • Greeting all TV Show visitors.
  • Ensure the smooth running of front of house services/arrivals/departures
  • Providing Digital Social support as required to TV Production crew 
  • Carrying out TV research where needed.
  • Attending and supporting pre-recorded and Live TV Shoots
  • Assisting backstage with musical performances and visiting talent 
  • Ensuring that all team members have up-to-date scripts.
  • Standing in for other junior colleagues in their absence.
  • Keeping guest rooms studios and other areas prepared as per live TV requirements.
  • General administration work, updating sign in sheets/Replying to emails/social queries
  • Generating, pitching and developing show content
  • Setting up Virtual Guests via Skype, Zoom, Google
  • Liaising with agents, handlers and fielding last minute queries
  • Manage last minute changes and communicate efficiently to all stakeholders
  • Ensuring Covid compliance for all visitors as necessary 
  • Manage stylists, Models and Fashion clothing accessories arrivals

Skills & Expertise:

  • Media qualification or equivalent hands-on experience desirable
  • Enthusiasm and energy for meeting new people and building relationships
  • Strong IT skills and passionate about Live TV, Social Media and digital production
  • Be a great ambassador for the VirginMedia Brand and make all guests feel welcome
  • Ability to Trouble shoot and communicate any problems with confidence
  • Appreciation and knowledge of Virgin Media TV’s Daytime Programming – Ireland:AM/Six O Clock show
  • Show great Initiative and willingness to learn
  • An awareness of food hygiene and health and safety issues is advantageous

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

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: CLOSED


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