Current Affairs Intern, TV

Current Affairs Intern, TV

Friday, 6 December 2019, 5.00pm

RTÉ Internship Programme 2020

Current Affairs Intern, TV

Are you full of bright ideas?
Are you a passionate storyteller?
Are you ambitious and creative?
If so, we want YOU!

The RTÉ Internship Programme 2020 has been created in line with our People Strategy to mirror the nation’s diversity.  This is an opportunity to be part of a group of interns from every background, who will work across a range of exciting projects and who will make a real and creative impact on our services.  Your talent will be recognised, encouraged and developed. This could be the first step in changing or launching your career. The programme will initially involve internships in areas across the organisation including Content, News and Current Affairs, RTÉ Online and Commercial.

Who we are?
RTÉ Current Affairs is responsible for the production of three live TV programmes per week, up to 10 additional investigative reports per year, a regular online series, consistent social media output and for overseeing the production of RTE’s “special events” coverage (ie. election results, state occasions, Ard Fheiseanna). As a team, we place a strong emphasis on engagement with audiences including good TV ratings and online engagement.

What you’ll be doing?
Reporting to the Managing Editor of RTÉ Current Affairs, this role involves learning about the many ways in which RTÉ creates quality Current Affairs journalism for TV and Online, while developing your skills and talents in all aspects of TV and online journalism. You will have the opportunity to:

  • Contribute ideas and perspectives to the RTÉ Current Affairs team
  • Write scripts and make decisions about shooting and editing
  • Understand the legal constraints under which RTÉ journalism operates, such as the laws of libel and contempt as well as the requirements of the Broadcasting Act and of RTÉ’s Journalism guidelines
  • Build relationships across the organisation and learn from journalists in the Newsroom, the Legal Affairs Department and the Facilities team who provide our studios, camera crews, edit suites and many other resources that go towards creating our output.

Who you are?

  • You should be creative, curious and resilient
  • You must love all things News and Current Affairs and be able to show you are already using social media to tell stories
  • You must have a passion for script writing
  • You should be able to demonstrate some practical understanding of the legal constraints under which RTÉ operates
  • You should be a confident decision maker

Why the RTÉ Internship Programme is for you?

  • Gain industry related experience and develop your skills in Ireland’s national public service media organisation.
  • Get involved in real-world challenging projects and work that complements your career interests and supports your learning goals.
  • Be mentored and supervised by a professional with relevant expertise in the field.
  • Gain broad exposure to the organisation with shadowing opportunities.
  • Create a professional network and add industry experience to your CV.

This position will be offered from January to December 2020, with a salary of €25,080 per annum pro-rata.

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity, please apply by submitting your Curriculum Vitae, a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and a short written submission on stories you think we should be covering in Current Affairs (500 words max). Please attach all of these elements as one document.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday, 6th December 2019.

Applicants must be over 18 years of age and eligible to work in Ireland.

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 committed to diversity in its workforce and welcomes applications from people with diverse backgrounds and who speak other languages.  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.



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