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Researcher – Ireland AM


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Deadline: 15th February

Description: Job Title Researcher – Ireland AM

Main Purpose of Job Ireland AM is Ireland’s flagship breakfast programme broadcasting three hours of television a day, 15 hours a week. Researchers are expected to deliver high quality items for the show’s output, working closely with producers and presenters. They must be full of ideas, show great initiative, exercise sound editorial judgement and have a clear understanding of what makes great television.


Responsible to: Series Producer

Liaison with: All Newsroom and Technical Staff

Sourcing guests for the show and reacting to covering breaking news
Interviewing and compiling notes prior to their live appearance.
Writing scripts for presenters based on the notes compiled on guests.
Editing VTs and other broadcast footage
Producing shoots on location and ensuring effective Live OBs
Sourcing and clearing footage and images for the show
Organising regular guests; ensuring they are in the diary and know in advance what is expected of them for their slots
Updating the Ireland AM Facebook & Twitter pages
Liaising with producers & presenters on show development
Originating New Series Ideas
Responsible for live audience interaction


Two years television production experience
A very good contacts book
Great ideas and enthusiasm
A strong background in journalism
An understanding of what makes good television
The ability to work under pressure as part of a busy team
Planning and organisational skills
Communication and interpersonal skills
The ability to write concise background briefs for presenters
An all consuming interest in current affairs and Irish life.
Computer skills, including the ability to edit vt content
Brilliant Social Media Skills


A relevant Third Level Qualification or Masters
Proven track record in Journalism
Editing Skills

To apply please email (with “Researcher” in the subject line of your email) your CV along with a covering letter (setting out why you are suitable for this position) to Send Message to arrive no later than Monday 15th February 2016.

Apply Now / Email: denise.murphy @

Deadline: 15th February