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Breaking News Reporter

Independent News & Media Ltd

Dublin City Centre

  • Salary:

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ROLE PURPOSE The Fast Newsdesk is responsible for driving's coverage of breaking news in a timely, accurate and engaging fashion. The Breaking News Reporter reports to the News Editor under the overall direction of the Group Head of News. Working to a seven-day roster to serve, the role holder is responsible for identifying, writing, editing and posting breaking news in a fast-paced environment. The Breaking News Reporter must have a strong news sense and be capable of working independently while taking care to ensure stories are verified, legally sound and fit for publication on INM's digital platforms. He/She will work closely with the Assistant News Editors to ensure has a competitive edge and to increase audience engagement. ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES (Overview)

  • Work to ensure all major news are broken on INM's digital platforms
  • Write, edit and publish breaking news in a fast-paced environment
  • Calmly handle live, breaking news situations and changing events
  • Report accurately on events and in a timely fashion
  • Monitor several news platform and social media simultaneously
  • Help achieve relevant targets - particularly in relation to fast news
  • Write SEO-friendly headlines where necessary
  • Copy editing
  • Develop story ideas and work closely with the Newsdesk on relevant online content
  • Work collaboratively with News Editors and with other senior members of the newsroom in digital and in print
  • Engage with the Audience Desk to help achieve relevant targets - particularly in relation to fast news
  • Carry out your duties at all times in accordance with INM's Editorial Code of Practice and relevant professional and legal codes
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum Experience & Essential Knowledge)
  • At least 2 years' journalistic experience
  • News reporting and editing experience is essential
  • Experience working in an online environment
  • A demonstrated ability to cover breaking news
SKILLS Technical & Non technical
  • Written / Digital journalism
  • Copy editing
  • Broad general knowledge and understanding of the news agenda across news, politics business, entertainment and sport
  • News judgement
  • Managing a wide and varied mix of stories
  • Use social media and other digital tools to source news information and to promote INM journalism
  • Team player - working with other journalists and editors to get the best stories
  • Meet rolling deadlines
  • Organisation - ability to plan towards deadlines
  • Excellent knowledge of libel law
  • Content Management System experience (ATEX) - ing, editing, page layout, galleries, video
  • 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
  • Effective Collaboration
  • Learning Agility

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Job Type
Permanent Full-Time
Not Disclosed
Media, Print & Design
Job Roles
Min Experience
2-3 yrs
Employer Type
Monica McHugh
Dublin City Centre
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Independent News & Media Ltd

Independent House,
27-32 Talbot Street,
Dublin 1

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Breaking News Reporter

  • Dublin City Centre
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Closing: 18/08/2020

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