Identifying necessary resources and deploying/managing technical crews for location shoots, including sound operators and camera crew;
Generating ideas for stories and features and following leads from news agencies, the police, the public, press conferences and other sources;
Developing and maintaining local contacts and assuming a public relations role;
Understanding and complying with media law and industry codes of conduct.
Pitching ideas to editors and commissioners;
Deciding on the running order for bulletins and making any necessary changes during broadcast;
Researching and collating evidence and information to support a story using relevant information sources such as the internet, archives, databases, etc.;
Writing scripts for bulletins, headlines and reports;
Selecting appropriate locations, pictures and sound and exercising editorial judgement on the best angle to approach a story from;
Using portable digital video (DV) cameras and other equipment to record material and appropriate editing software to produce complete packages for broadcast;
Preparing and presenting material ‘on air’ for both pre-recorded and live pieces;
Providing directorial input, advising crews on what to film or record;
Identifying potential interviewees, briefing them, preparing interview questions and conducting both live and recorded interviews;
Preparing timings for each news item and monitoring these during broadcast.
Excellent news-gathering and reporting skills
A clear and professional broadcasting voice
A persuasive manner and the ability to draw information from people
A feel for what makes a story and how best to present it to particular audiences
Excellent writing skills
The ability to think creatively and see all potential angles of a story
To be effective under the pressure of deadlines
To be objective, fair and balanced in the treatment of stories
Technical knowledge and skills in using a range of audio and/or visual equipment
A knowledge of the law, ethics and industry regulation as they affect journalists
A smart appearance.
Application Closing Date
8th January, 2021.