Fancy joining Newstalk as a Digital News Journalist?

Think you're right for the job? Then get in touch!

Newstalk is Ireland’s fastest growing independent media brand. We believe in enlisting and empowering journalists to do impactful, editorially ambitious work. We believe in a collaborative culture. We are looking for someone who would thrive in such an environment and contribute to it.

A robust, engaging web presence is crucial for any media brand; that includes the production and publication of daily news updates, original written content, as well as interactive media. It is the digital news journalist’s role to create audience-targeted content across media types and web platforms, the primary objective being to drive increased traffic and brand visibility.   

The right candidate will be a versatile journalist. S/he should possess all the abilities to write and edit quickly, concisely, accurately, and in a way that engages our audience. S/he will have demonstrated the ability to distil longer form journalism into great headlines and enticing social media conversations in collaboration with the Social Media Manager.

We believe Newstalk has an opportunity to have more impact than ever before - to do work of deep and widespread significance, to pursue investigative work, to tell stories innovatively and ultimately, to enrich the public conversation. The Digital News Journalist will play a vital role in delivering this.

About the role

Reporting to the Digital Editor, the Digital News Journalist will be responsible for developing news content that keeps our audience up to date on and informed. S/he will have the ability to break news across multiple channels, follow and chase a story. Under the direction of the Editor the journalist will allocate time to creating original news content.  

As well as having an extensive understanding of news and current affairs the Digital News Journalist is required to have proficiency in creating digital content formats, the role of distribution channels, analytics and SEO. The candidate will be an enthusiastic, self-starter with ability to seek out stories and use their expertise to analyse and optimally deliver the talking points of the day.

Role requirements

  • Ability to produce high quality, multi-format work in a collaborative environment
  • High journalistic and ethical standards ensuring accuracy and fairness
  • Robust knowledge of libel laws
  • Ability to deal with breaking news
  • Strong copy editing skills
  • Ability to create compelling headlines
  • Strong analytics and experience in SEO
  • Proven understanding of the distribution process around creating great content
  • 2 years plus experience working in journalism

Applicants are invited to submit a Curriculum Vitae together with a one-page cover letter – both must be attached as one document - to [email protected].  Please ensure Digital News Journalist Application is the title of the email.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm, 18th March 2016.