Broadcast Journalist Intern.
A twelve-month placement commencing 1st September 2015
· The successful candidate will work in a hands on learning environment as part of a team, helping to deliver authoritative and up to date coverage of Isle of Man and International news, business news and sport for Manx Radio and multi-media formats, such as the station’s website.
· Bring an outward looking dimension to our news, current affairs and documentary output.
Responsibilities of the Post
You will learn to originate, deliver 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 technology and edit most of your own material. You must also be willing to learn new skills.
Core Responsibilities to be developed
· To work with the newsroom team to source and produce material for the station’s general news, business and sport output, both on air and on the website.
· To actively seek out and report on overseas projects funded by the Isle of Man Government and charitable organisations and to help awareness and positive change in attitudes towards the developing world.
· To originate and generate ideas for news stories, actively contribute to news planning meetings, carry out research with minimal supervision across the whole range of news, current affairs, business and sports output.
· To write material for scripts, bulletins and links in a clear and informative manner
· 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, current affairs, business and sports programmes.
· To operate broadcast equipment including portable recording equipment, computer based editing systems, self-operating studio equipment and the radio car.
· To take photographs on location and to re-version material for use on Manx Radio’s website.
· 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.
Training Offered from a mix of in-house and formal training with Manx Radio, BBC, Commonwealth Broadcasting Association and other recognised trainers.
· Digital sound recording and editing
· Story finding and telling
· Writing for radio and the web
· Editorial values
· Voice coaching
· Feature and programme production
· A thirst for news, current affairs, business and sport on the Isle of Man and internationally.
· Self motivated, with an outgoing personality, and the ability to work calmly and accurately under pressure.
· Potential to originate and develop news stories and programme ideas.
· Ability to work co-operatively as part of a small team.
The Broadcast Journalist will report to the News Editor
Please send your CV, together with a covering letter to:
Controller Programming and Content
Isle of Man,
Tel: 01624 682685
Closing Date: Friday 19th June 2015