Multi-media News & Sports Reporter

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Bauer Media
Published
January 6, 2022
Location
Newtownlands, Northern Ireland
Category
News  
Job Type
Remuneration
Paid
Closing Date
2022/01/21

Description

Our team is part of a world-wide multi-media group with journalists working in news teams across the UK and Ireland-wide.

We are looking a talented and highly motivates News & Sport Reporter to join the team!

The successful candidate must have an absolute passion for news and sport and an awareness that it happens 24/7. 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.

Main Responsibilities

On-air, the role will include both reporting and bulletin editing responsibilities in news and sport but you will also be expected to produce informative articles for online and attention-grabbing social media posts with a working knowledge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

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.

BULLETIN EDITING: scripting, editing and delivering bulletins on the hour

Person Specification

ESSENTIAL:

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

  • First-class communication skills/strong interpersonal skills
  • Good team player
  • A proven track record of coming up with story ideas and seeing them through to delivery
  • A fantastic broadcast voice
  • Valid driving licence
  • At least 3 months’ experience in broadcast or online journalism
  • A sound knowledge of law for journalists

DESIRABLE

  • A sound knowledge of sport
  • Experience in radio bulletin reading
  • Experience in video recording and editing