Bulletin Editor and Multimedia News and Sport Reporter
We are looking for a Journalist to join our News team in Newtownards.
We are looking for a newsreader who will also be required to carry out Reporting duties. The successful candidate must have an absolute passion for news and an awareness that it happens 24/7. Importantly, you will have an excellent reading voice and are skilled at bulletin scripting and editing.
In addition, you will be driven to producing engaging and creative self-generated stories across a number of different multi-media platforms including on-air, online and across social media.
Flexibility and versatility in the role are key.
You must have the ability to carry out your duties in a frequently high time-pressured environment working to hourly deadlines.
We are part of a world-wide multi-media group with journalists working in news teams across the UK and Ireland-wide.
On-air, the role will have a main focus on bulletin scripting and reading in news and sport but you will also be expected to undertake Reporting duties as and when required. In addition, you will be able to produce informative articles for online and attention-grabbing social media posts.
BULLETIN EDITING: scripting, editing and delivering creative and legally-sound bulletins on the hour. You will also be expected to work weekends.
REPORTING: this will involve responding to breaking stories as and when required plus producing your own stories and coming up with ideas for potentially award-winning off-diary news specials that will work on-air, online and across social media. A key part of this job involves writing up web copy and producing online video content. These must all be delivered with accuracy, clarity and a style appropriate to our differing audiences and forms of media.
WHAT YOU WILL BRING
Qualification in journalism – NCTJ or BJTC accredited or equivalent that has included training in law in journalism OR relevant degree, preferably one in Journalism or media studies
- A fantastic broadcast voice
- Experience in radio bulletin reading
- First-class communication skills/strong interpersonal skills
- Excellent team player
- Valid driving licence and have access to a vech
- A sound knowledge of law for journalists
- Experience in video recording and editing
- A proven track record of coming up with story ideas and seeing them through to delivery
- At least 3 months’ experience in broadcast or online journalism
Expiry Date 17th September 2023