Position: Broadcast Journalist/ Producer
Reporting: Directly to News Editor
Job Location: Broadcasting House and on location - Isle of Man
To initiate, produce and voice, as part of a team, authoritative and up to date coverage of Isle of Man and International news, business news and sport for Manx Radio and multi-media formats, including the station’s website and social media channels.
Responsibilities of the Post
To show strong editorial judgement, legal and news awareness and writing skills. You'll be comfortable under pressure and able to work on your own initiative as well as within a team. You'll originate and develop programme ideas and stories, and develop and maintain contacts. Working in a team on a shift basis, you may get involved on other areas of the station’s output as required. You'll be expected to use new broadcast technology and edit most of your own material. You must also be willing to learn new skills.
§ To work to the News Editor to source and produce material for the station’s general news, business and sport output, both on air and on-line.
§ When required, to generate business news and sports stories and bulletins, so that Manx Radio’s business and sports news services continue to be regarded as the pre-eminent source of business and sports news on the Isle of Man.
§ To originate and generate ideas for news stories, actively contribute to news planning meetings, carry out in-depth research with minimal supervision across the whole range of news, current affairs, business and sports output.
§ To write material for scripts, bulletins and links explaining often complicated issues in a clear and informative manner, exercising editorial judgment, maintaining professional journalistic standards and adhering to programme policy, and legal and contractual guidelines.
§ To undertake interviewing and reporting duties in both recorded and live situations, in studio or on location.
§ To prepare and present bulletins, including assessing incoming copy, sub-editing copy and deploying the necessary resources.
§ To produce live and pre-recorded radio news and current affairs programmes and support the production of these programmes, when presented by other members of the team
§ To operate broadcast equipment including portable recording and live reporting devices, computer based editing systems, self-operated studio equipment and the radio car.
§ To take photographs on location and to re-version material for use on Manx Radio’s on-line channels - the internet and social media.
§ To work a shift system to ensure that Manx Radio news is broadcast 18 hours a day.
§ At all times to carry out duties in accordance with guidelines issued by the Health and Safety Inspectorate.
§ Experience of working in a busy newsroom
§ First class news judgment and an in-depth knowledge of news, current affairs, business and sport on the Isle of Man and further afield.
§ Clear and engaging speaking voice.
§ Self motivated, with an outgoing personality, and the ability to work calmly and accurately under pressure.
§ Ability to originate and develop news stories and programme ideas.
§ Good broadcasting, writing, interviewing, production, computer and on-air skills.
§ Ability to work co-operatively as part of a small team.
§ Knowledge of production techniques and facilities for radio, social media and the web.
§ An understanding of the Programme Code and an awareness of legal considerations applying to all types of output.
Applications in writing to:
Marc Tyley, Controller Programming
Manx Radio, Douglas Head
Douglas, Isle of Man IM1 5BW
Closing date for applications is Friday 10th October 2014