Multi-media News & Sports Reporter
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.
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
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
- A sound knowledge of sport
- Experience in radio bulletin reading
- Experience in video recording and editing