News Reporter, Dublin



News Reporter, Dublin 

This is an exciting opportunity to gain first-hand experience in journalism. You will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of high-quality journalism in the real world by working closely with our editorial teams who will support you alongside development and training.

You will be given the opportunity to identify, write, edit and post breaking news in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate must have a good news sense and passion for journalism.

By the end of the MET Programme, you will have a stronger news sense and be capable of working independently while taking care to ensure stories are verified, legally sound and fit for publication on digital platforms.


What you will be doing 

  • Learning how to write, edit and publish breaking news in a fast-paced environment
  • Provide support to ensure all major news stories are broken on our digital platforms
  • Monitor several news platforms and social media simultaneously
  • Helping our platforms achieve relevant targets – particularly in relation to fast news
  • Assisting with the planning and development of stories and online content
  • Engaging with the Audience Desk to help achieve relevant targets
  • Carry out your duties at all times in accordance with the Editorial Code of Practice and relevant professional and legal codes
  • Delivering content to tight deadlines
  • Developing your skillset in both video and audio journalism
  • Handle general assignment and breaking news as directed by the news desk
  • Attending press conferences, contributing ideas and asking questions
  • Covering breaking news and keeping stories updated across all platforms
  • Training in interviewing people in a wide range of different circumstances


Skills we would like you to have 

  • Passion for journalism
  • Creative flair
  • Ability to work at speed and under pressure
  • Ability to conceptualise
  • Self-starting and shows initiative
  • Accuracy, fairness, balance, commitment to ethics
  • Flexibility / willingness to adapt
  • Detail oriented and highly organised
  • Effective collaboration and a true team player
  • Broad general knowledge across news, politics business, entertainment and sport
  • Use social media and other digital tools to promote stories

Experience we would like you to have 

As someone who is passionate about writing, journalism and reporting, it would be beneficial for us to be able to see some examples of your work. This could be in the form of a personal blog or anything you have published online and or in print (even self-published)

We don’t want formal qualifications to be a blocker or sway our selection. So we will not be asking about your schooling or qualifications. It’s your passion we are interested in.

Salary €27,000, plus benefits

News Reporter, Dublin

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