Senior Programme 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.

The Role

As Senior Programme Editor you will be part of the senior editorial team responsible for the day to day management and implementation of Newstalk’s content strategy on air and online.

You will take on the editorial management of a number of primetime shows on the station’s schedule including our flagship breakfast show, Newstalk Breakfast with Ciara Kelly and Shane Coleman.

You will ensure the delivery of quality content that is appropriate to the editorial values of the station and conceive of and plan innovative editorial initiatives across the schedule.  You will in conjunction with programming teams produce content that is unique and exclusive to Newstalk, that drives engagement, has a clear point of difference and is relevant to our target audience.

You will work with other members of the senior editorial team to devise and drive editorial strategy across platforms with a view to growing audience.

What You'll Do:

  • Implementation of the station content strategy across the content portfolio assigned to you
  • Editorial oversight and management of creative teams ensuring that editorial guidelines and brand values are adhered to at all times
  • Develop and manage audience growth strategies for shows assigned to you on both FM and digital platforms
  • Regular air checking of shows for the purposes of feedback to presenting and production teams
  • Regular coaching sessions with on air talent to improve performance
  • Project Management of other editorial projects assigned by the Managing Editor/Deputy Managing Editor e.g. content series, podcasts
  • Play a proactive part in weekly editorial meetings and foster a culture of critical thinking
  • Nurture and develop existing and new talent both on air and off air
  • Work collaboratively with commercial team to deliver cross-station and cross platform promotional and commercial activity
  • Complaint handling
  • Act as an ambassador for the station internally and externally
  • Oversee management of programme budgets
  • Deputise for the Managing Editor/Deputy Managing Editor as required.

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

  • At least 3 years’ experience working in the field of news and current affairs in a broadcast or audio production environment
  • Strong leadership and people management skills
  • Ability to work well with others and thrive in a group working environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills, multi-tasking skills, and a keen attention to detail.

The closing date for applications is 7th May 2024. 


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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