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Virgin Media Television
Researcher – Ireland AM
Claire Walsh
Unit 7, Westgate Business Park, Ballymount, Dublin 24
(01) 4193596
Date Posted:
July 11th

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Job Title:Researcher – Ireland AM

Responsible to:Series Producer & Head of Daytime

Liaison with: All Newsroom and Technical Staff

Main Purpose of Job

Ireland AM is Ireland’s flagship breakfast programme broadcasting three hours of television a day, 15 hours a week. Researchers are expected to deliver high-quality items for the show’s output, working closely with producers and presenters. They must be full of ideas,  show great initiative, exercise sound editorial judgement and have a clear understanding of what makes great television.


  • Sourcing guests for the show and reacting to covering breaking news
  • Interviewing and compiling notes prior to their live appearance.
  • Writing scripts for presenters based on the notes compiled on guests.
  • Editing VTs and other broadcast footage 
  • Producing shoots on location and ensuring effective Live OBs
  • Sourcing and clearing footage and images for the show
  • Organising regular guests; ensuring they are in the diary and know in advance what is expected of them for their slots
  • Updating the Ireland AM Facebook & Twitter pages
  • Liaising with producers & presenters on show development
  • Originating New Series Ideas
  • Responsible for live audience interaction


  • Two years television production experience
  • A very good contacts book
  • Great ideas and enthusiasm
  • A strong background in journalism
  • An understanding of what makes good television
  • The ability to work under pressure as part of a busy team
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to write concise background briefs for presenters
  • An all-consuming interest in current affairs and Irish life.
  • Computer skills, including the ability to edit VT content
  • Brilliant Social Media Skills


  • A relevant Third Level Qualification
  • Proven track record in Journalism
  • Editing Skills

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Deadline: July 24th


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