Reporter (Farming and Rural Affairs)

Independent News & Media Ltd

Dublin City Centre

  • Salary:

    Not Disclosed

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ROLE PURPOSE We are seeking to hire a Reporter for the Farming Independent & Irish Independent to provide exclusive, quality journalism. This is a full-time, permanent role however, we will consider applicants who have a preference of part-time hours. The ideal candidate will have a track record in news, with strong contacts in the agri-food sector and will also be an excellent writer who can analyse stories and write news features as required. The role demands an ability to call a story, identify underlying themes and to explain complex developments crisply and accessibly for both a print and online audience. A keen of understanding of the agri-food/farming sector is important. ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES (Overview)

  • To break stories and be a champion for original journalism
  • To be able to write analysis articles on complex issues in a concise and informative way
  • Covering the breaking news and keeping stories updated across all print and digital platforms
  • Building a strong network of contacts to maintain a flow of news ranging from political figures to the general public
  • Collaborating with general news and other specialists, news editors, photographers and the Head of News in the newsroom
  • Performing other duties on occasion as required by the Farming Editor or other relevant Editor
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum Experience & Essential Knowledge) At least three years' experience as a journalist with a track record in breaking stories and original journalism. Experience in writing about rural affairs is an advantage SKILLS Technical & Non technical
  • News judgment and ability to write punchy stories and in-depth analysis
  • Ability to use social media and other digital tools to source farming / rural news information - and to promote your journalism.
  • Organisation - ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to manage time and story demands
  • Strong team player who can work with other departments across the paper and business
  • Ability to generate original and engaging ideas
  • Self starting, shows initiative, operate without supervision, motivated
  • Accuracy, fairness, balance, commitment to ethics
  • Flexibility / willingness to adapt to technological and other changes
  • Creative flair
  • Ability to conceptualise
  • Planning and organising
  • Effective collaboration
  • Decisiveness

Job Snapshot

Job Type
Permanent Full-Time
Not Disclosed
Media, Print & Design
Job Roles
Min Experience
3-4 yrs
Employer Type
Monica McHugh
Dublin City Centre
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Employer Details

Independent News & Media Ltd

Independent House,
27-32 Talbot Street,
Dublin 1

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Reporter (Farming and Rural Affairs)

  • Dublin City Centre
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Closing: 11/11/2020

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