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Broadcast Co-ordinator (News) Panel, RTÉ

  • RTÉ
  • Dublin City, County Dublin, Ireland
  • 22/05/2024

Job Description

Broadcast Co-ordinator (News) Panel, RTÉ

RTÉ is Ireland’s national public-service media organisation.  A leader in Irish media, RTÉ provides comprehensive, cost-effective, free-to-air multi-media services to the public in Ireland and interested audiences internationally.

RTÉ Operations is seeking to form a panel to cover absences and short-term vacancies within the News Broadcast Co-ordinator section (NCO).

The NCO assists with the smooth running of all news bulletins and news programmes on air through co-ordinating the running order elements such as graphics, VT inserts etc from pre-production to transmission. This is a challenging support role involving studio support and running order preparation for News programmes.

The role will involve irregular working hours over 7 days therefore full flexibility is an essential requirement.

Reporting to the Manager, Programme Support, the NCO’s main responsibilities include:
  • Working with the Editor and Director to prepare and monitor running orders/rundowns for all news bulletins using iNews
  • Attend all news conferences, listening to information exchanges and decisions and applying these to running orders
  • Collate and order name supers and full screen graphics pre-transmission
  • Monitor supers and graphics pre and during transmission for errors – order late changes as required to achieve accuracy on air
  • Operate Content Pilot in studio for news bulletins and news programmes as well as unscheduled and special event news programmes
  • Calculate the overall duration of a bulletin from the run down and time the bulletin during transmission to ensure accurate on-air and off-air transitions
  • Prepare the ISL bulletins for transmission on Cloud UX
  • Use Mediaflex and WON (What’s On Next) to send pre-recorded programmes to transmission
  • Prepare and operate SOCR studio rundown
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • Experience of working in a television studio in a live transmission environment
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills – proficiency in iNews a distinct advantage
  • Knowledge of Cloud UX, WON and Mediaflex is desirable
  • An ability to work to a high standard, often under pressure, operating to strict deadlines
  • Excellent organisational skills with an eye for detail
  • Proficiency in Viz (or other graphic systems) would be an advantage
  • An understanding of how a news division operates and a knowledge of, and interest in, news and current affairs
  • A relevant 3rd level qualification in TV production would also be an advantage

Applicants who are successful in achieving a place on the NCO Panel will be offered casual/irregular fixed-term contract and paid at an appropriate hourly rate on the News Co-ordinator Grade and salary scale from €18.51 to €29.88 gross per hour.  

Future vacancies may be filled from this panel which will last for two years.

Candidates are invited to submit a Curriculum Vitae together with a one-page cover letter outlining where/how you match the requirements of this role.  Both must be attached as one document when completing the online application.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 5th June 2024.

Interviews for this panel will be held remotely via Microsoft Teams and will be held on 17th and 18th June 2024, candidates must therefore be available on one of these dates.

RTÉ is committed to diversity in its workforce and welcomes applications from people with diverse backgrounds.
 Cuirfear fáilte roimh iarratais ó dhaoine go bhfuil dearcadh dearfach acu i leith na Gaeilge. Applications are welcome from people who have a positive outlook to Irish.
RTÉ is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applications without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, social experience, race and ethnicity, disability, civil and family status, religious belief and membership of the Traveller Community.