Head of News & Sport
Into to Station/ Business:
FM104 is one of the leading local commercial broadcasters in Dublin. FM104 was the first local commercial station launched in Ireland and has held an enviable position at the top of the market for many years as Dublin’s Hit Music station. Designed for 15-34 year old Dubliners FM104 is the soundtrack to their young, urban lifestyle. Q102 serves the city’s 35-55 year olds with a custom music choice carefully blending the best of today’s adult releases with the biggest hits of past decades. Q102 is Dublin’s ‘feelgood choice’.
Your team: Our team of news presenters/reporters covers the busy Dublin patch delivering world class hourly bulletins of news and sport to both stations.
Your role: The Head of News is a key role in the operation of both FM104 and Q102, requiring a high level of attention to detail and the ability to deliver consistently on the content mission of each service. As Head of News you will understand where news and current affairs sits in the overall station output.
Day to day you will: Working closely with the Local Content Controller, the Head of News will design and deliver world class news and information content tailored to our Dublin audiences of 15-34 year olds and 35-55 year olds respectively.
What we’re looking for from you:
- Significant news experience National or Dublin.
- Direct experience at desk editor level.
- Direct experience as a reporter in Dublin market.
- Detailed knowledge of Burli News software system.
- Good editorial judgement.
- Highly developed news and current affairs sense.
- Working knowledge of major sports
- Excellent on air broadcasting ability.
- Excellent digital and social media skills.
- Excellent demonstrable administration skills.
- Strong interpersonal and coaching skills for a modern news team.
- Good knowledge of broadcasting compliance issues.
We are Wireless: We create great audio and digital products. Our live radio and podcasts, along with our web and social pages, play a massive part in our listeners lives. We engage, we inform and we entertain with our market leading products. In Ireland we own or represent stations in all main urban centres, FM104 and Q102 in Dublin, 96FM and C103 in Cork, Live 95 in Limerick, U105 in Belfast and LMFM in Louth/Meath, and we create award winning solutions for our commercial partners. We are also part of the wider Wireless group with radio stations like Virgin Radio, talkSPORT, Times Radio and talkRADIO which are redefining speech broadcasting on digital audio platforms, connected TV and beyond.
Life at Wireless
At Wireless UK & Ireland some of us work flexibly, in many different ways. We encourage you to talk to us about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to offer exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.
We champion diversity and inclusion, we strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential and ensure everyone feels valued. We support this through our Diversity Board, D&I strategy & training, creating more diverse content and our intern and apprenticeship programmes. We also have 8 employee-led networks; Cultural Diversity, News is Out, GenZ, Sustainability Champions, News for Parents, Women in Tech, News UK Christian Fellowship and we are awaiting the launch of our Women’s Steering Group.
In addition we also offer:
- 25 days holiday per year;
- Maternity leave up to 18 weeks full basic salary & paternity leave up to 2 weeks.
- Wide range of training available, plus full LinkedIn Learning access.
- Death in service benefit.
We want to ensure that everyone we meet has the opportunity to perform to their best when interviewing, so feel free to let us know, at any stage, whether you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, and we will do our best to accommodate.