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Virgin Media Television
Assistant Producer – News
Westgate Business Park, Ballymount, Dublin 24
Date Posted:
November 22nd

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Assistant Producer – News, VMTV

Location: Ballymount, Dublin 24

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:

The Assistant Producer plays a key role in the Virgin Media Newsroom. The AP should be an experienced journalist that will provide support to the News Editor, News Producers, Correspondents, and reporters to help create and air bulletins across the day on Virgin Media Television. The AP should be a skilled communicator that can adapt quickly to changes in a busy national newsroom. The position requires comprehensive knowledge of broadcast news production, the post holder will also be expected to generate and edit their own stories. 

Specific Duties & Tasks:

  • Support the programme editor to deliver first class news stories to air
  • Work with reporters to ensure all stories are delivered to deadline
  • Act as liaison with the Graphics department to produce powerful images for studio walls to enhance each production
  • Support the digital team and assist with output where required
  • Produce national and international news stories and packages to a high standard
  • Work with the graphics department to produce top quality visuals and captions
  • Engage fully with the news agenda of the day
  • Produce maps and data visuals for breaking news stories
  • Support the news desk in sourcing interviewees and stories
  • Contribute to the creative process of story-telling for daily bulletins
  • You will be expected to perform duties as necessitated by your changing role and the overall business objectives of the Company, as directed. 

The Person:

  • At least three years’ experience in broadcast journalism
  • Strong broadcast production skills and high production values
  • Understand the value of using data graphics in news
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A great news sense and eye for a story
  • Excellent story-telling skills, with a strong emphasis on creativity
  • An authoritative voice for delivering news stories
  • Great attention to detail
  • Knowledge of legal issues relating to television journalism
  • A thorough knowledge of Irish and international news and current affairs
  • The ability to self-edit on modern television news production systems
  • Enthusiasm and energy for broadcast news
  • An interest and understanding of publishing to social media platforms
  • A robust work ethic that recognises the need for flexibility
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills
  • A good contacts book
  • Experience in a national newsroom
  • A third level or professional qualification in journalism or equivalent professional experience

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: December 10th


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