Deputy Managing Editor – Newstalk

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Bauer Media Audio Ireland
April 23, 2024
Job Type
Closing Date
Republic of Ireland


About Us

Bauer Media Audio Ireland is Ireland’s premier media company and the home of some of Europe’s leading commercial media brands. Bauer Media Audio Ireland owns and operates a portfolio of media channels with a strong focus on commercial radio and emerging digital media.

The company maintains some of the largest independent radio networks in Ireland and it continues to be one of the fastest-growing radio networks in the world.

Our brands include Newstalk, Today FM, 98FM, Spin, Spin South West, Off The Ball, Red FM, iRadio, Media Central and Go Loud along with Ireland’s largest digital audio platform, audioXi

Newstalk is Ireland’s fastest-growing independent talk radio station in Ireland, with a weekly reach of 822,000 people across 26 counties. Newstalk continues to grow its audience each year and is known across the nation as the independent voice of Ireland, boasting a strong line-up of Ireland’s leading broadcasters.

Newstalk is also one of the most respected media brands in the country, having a track record for engaging content and campaigns that have helped to grow our reputation and our listenership.

About The Role

Newstalk is seeking to appoint a Deputy Managing Editor to join its leadership team.

This role will be critical to the onward development of the station as it consolidates its position as the talk station of choice and leading audio provider for 25 – 54 year olds in Ireland.

As Deputy Managing Editor you will be responsible for the day to day management and implementation of Newstalk’s content strategy on air and online.

You will lead, inspire and manage creative teams, to produce content that delivers on the needs of our target audience and is unique and exclusive to Newstalk. You will set the daily editorial agenda of the station and edit output to a high professional standard, in line with the editorial guidelines and brand values of the station.

You will work with the Managing Editor to devise and drive editorial strategy across platforms with a view to growing audience. You will be a senior member of the station management team and will contribute to the onward development of the brand across all areas of the business.

What You'll do:

  • Content lead providing editorial oversight and management of Newstalk output on a day to day basis
  • Set editorial agenda at daily morning and afternoon editorial meetings
  • Lead and manage multi-disciplinary content teams to devise and implement effective strategies for audience growth on both FM and digital platforms.
  • Work with the Managing Editor to develop Newstalk’s digital audio portfolio consolidating our position as a leading audio provider in Ireland
  • Project management of significant editorial initiatives and events across the schedule e.g. Elections
  • Lead regular producer meetings, developing and nurturing the creative team so that they can deliver maximum impact
  • Talent management and development – coaching, recruiting, training future Newstalk creative teams on air and off air
  • Collaborate with the sponsorships and promotions team to maximise commercial opportunity for the station.
  • Be an ambassador for the station internally and externally always putting the brand first
  • Compliance – providing editorial direction to content teams on compliance matters as they arise e.g. legal, taste and decency, dealing with listener complaints
  • Onward evolution of the station sound in line with the brand framework
  • Participation in and contribution to senior management meetings.
  • Deputise for the Managing Editor as required.

If the following traits sound like you, you might be the right person for the job:

  • At least 5 years’ experience working in a senior editorial role in the field of news and current affairs, preferably broadcast.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills.
  • Ability to work well with others and thrive in a group working environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, an ability to multi-task and a keen attention to detail.

The closing date for applications is 7th May.

Our Culture & Rewards

At Bauer Media Audio Ireland we strive to be the most innovative, dynamic and best-in-class media outlet in Ireland. We want more people to spend more time with us. We want to talk to every person in Ireland, every single week, through one of our channels. To make this happen, our team is made up of some of the most passionate and creative people you’ll find. Working here means no two days are the same. The work by its nature is fast-paced, and it can be intense - we work really hard – but we are all here because we truly love what we do.

We are committed to promoting, developing, and facilitating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace culture, and to encourage and support the creation and distribution of content that reflects the diverse audience in Ireland.

Bauer Media Audio Ireland employees believe that the most important thing in creating a happy, respectful workplace culture is to simply act like the kind of person you would like to work with.

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