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Virgin Media Television
Sports Anchor/Reporter
Ballymount, Dublin 24
Date Posted:
November 18th

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Sports Anchor/Reporter, Virgin Media Television

About Virgin Media:

Virgin Media is the leading connected entertainment cable and broadcast business in Ireland. Every day we deliver connections that really matter for Irish Consumers and Businesses with multi award-winning services including broadband, TV, mobile and home phone. Our Virgin Media Business division provides the fastest broadband speeds and connectivity solutions for entrepreneurs, businesses and the public sector.

Virgin Media Television, our broadcast division, is Ireland’s number one commercial broadcaster offering three free-to-air channels: Virgin Media One, Virgin Media Two, Virgin Media Three, as well as the Virgin Media Player. We are a significant investor in home produced content, including news, current affairs and drama, as well as offering the best in international programming. Virgin Media Sport and our 6 Extra Sport channels offer extensive sports coverage across the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. Our advertising sales agency, Virgin Media Solutions, creates unique, innovative campaigns for our business and for third party clients across the UK and Ireland.

Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global, one of the world’s leading converged video, broadband and communications companies, with operations in six European countries.

For further information please visit: www.virginmedia.ie

About the Role:

This is a key on-air position with Virgin Media News/Virgin Media Sport. It will require the producing and presenting of sports news in a roster pattern, with hours ranging from 05:00 to 23:00 across a seven-day rotation. The role also has a reporting element with a requirement to attend sports events and produce packages to be broadcast on air.                                                                                     

Specific Duties & Tasks:

  • Present and produce sports stories for Virgin Media News bulletins
  • Making editorial decisions as to the prominence of stories within individual bulletins
  • Attend sports events and produce packages to be broadcast on air
  • Work across all Virgin Media News bulletins
  • Be an authority for sports news on Virgin Media News
  • Support the news gathering operation by sourcing exclusive stories
  • Bring forward ideas for future coverage
  • Be a brand ambassador for Virgin Media Television

Skills & Expertise:

  • Credible and established on-air experience in live broadcasting
  • First class reporting skills
  • A good news sense and eye for a story
  • The ability to self-edit using Avid software
  • A comprehensive contacts book and network in sport
  • Be fully engaged with the sports news agenda of the day
  • Proven experience in dealing with breaking stories
  • An authoritative and engaging on-air presence
  • A thorough knowledge of all legal issues around broadcasting
  • Understanding of – and engagement with – digital news platforms
  • A robust work ethic that understands the need for flexibility
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Previous experience of studio presentation

The Person:

  • First-class problem-solving skills who gets to the heart of the matter
  • The ability to communicate effectively and efficiently
  • A ‘team player’ who can lead by example and inspire others on a daily basis
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and embrace change
  • High attention to detail, someone who cares about quality in everything they do
  • Explores opportunities by being resourceful and self-motivating

Virgin Media is an equal opportunities employer. Having a diverse workforce is critical to the success of our business.

Click here to apply.

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Deadline: December 4th


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