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Political Correspondent

Company:
Independent News & Media
Location:
Dublin, Country: Ireland
Job Type:
Job Description
The Political Correspondent will provide quality, agenda-setting journalism for the Irish Independent, Sunday Independent and independent.ie.
The ideal candidate(s) will have a strong track record in breaking stories and have extensive contact books. He/she will also be an excellent writer who can analyse stories and write off-diary features as required.
The role demands an ability to call a story, identify underlying themes and to explain complex political developments succinctly and accessibly for both a print and online audience. Original journalism is the key to this role.
Drive and ambition are key assets and a determination to beat the competition.


ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES (Overview)


  • Create up-to-date, accurate, balanced and engaging multimedia political journalism
  • Consistently break major political stories and write agenda-setting and informative analysis
  • Represent the organisation externally
  • To be able to write analysis articles on complex issues in a concise and informative way
  • Covering breaking news and keeping stories updated across all print and digital platforms
  • Engaging INM’s online audience
  • Interviewing people in a wide range of different circumstances and situations
  • Building a strong network of contacts to maintain a flow of news ranging from political figures to the general public
  • Collaborating with news editors, other reporters, the visuals desk and production journalists
  • Planning and advising the Political Editor and news desks of relevant upcoming events and potential angles on stories
  • Take part in podcasts as required in an effective manner
  • Carry out your duties at all times in accordance with INM’s Editorial Code of Practice and relevant professional and legal codes


EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum Experience & Essential Knowledge)


At least five years’ experience as a journalist and at least two years’ experience as a politics reporter or correspondent, with demonstrable excellence in the area of political reporting and commentary and an outstanding grasp of Irish and global politics.

SKILLS


  • Social media and other digital tools to source news information – and to promote INM’s journalism
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other staff
  • Ability to represent the titles in a positive manner on broadcast media and at external events as necessary
  • Organisation – ability to meet deadlines
  • News judgement
  • Ability to manage space and story demands
  • 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
  • Ability to adapt to technological change
Job Settings
Number of jobs: 1 hires
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Company: Independent News & Media
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