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Journalist - Radio/Television

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€21k > 58 
Broadcast Journalist
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€21 - 58 
Related Information:
Data Source(s):
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Last Updated: March, 2017

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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Occupational Category

Media Professionals

Also included in this category:

Journalists; editors; reporters; public relations officers; public relations consultants; press officers; creative directors

Number Employed:

6,000

Part time workers: 13%
Aged over 55: 6%
Male / Female: 53 / 47%
Non-Nationals: 20%
With Third Level: 95%
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At a Glance... header image

Radio/television journalists report on news items. It is necessary to respond to a story at very short notice and have the material ready by a deadline.


The Work header image

Radio/television journalists collect and report on news and other items of interest to radio and television. Ideas for news and features are found by monitoring other media and following up leads provided by specialist staff, local contacts and members of the public. In presenting news slots, journalists need to select and prioritise items, giving more time or attention to those that are judged to be most important.  
 
Journalists in local radio, in RTE and commercial broadcasting companies, gain a wide range of experience; attending public events, conducting interviews and editing tapes, as well as researching and writing bulletins and reports.  
 
Journalists employed in national television and radio are either reporters, who go out and collect stories, or sub-editors (sometimes known as writers), who write bulletins in the newsroom. Writers work alongside technical and production staff. They organise maps, graphics and captions and scripts that accompany reporters' stories. However, these roles are becoming more blurred due to advances in digital technology.  
 
The programme editor decides upon news items and sends the reporter (sometimes accompanied by a technical and camera crew) to collect more information. Reporters assess the event to be covered, collect and present background information and interview key people. Reports may be broadcast 'live', but if they are recorded, the reporter makes detailed notes to assist in editing the video. Many reporters file their stories for radio as well as television.

 


Tasks & Activitiesheader image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Analyze and interpret news and information received from various sources to broadcast the information.

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Write commentaries, columns, or scripts, using computers.

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Examine news items of local, national, and international significance to determine topics to address, or obtain assignments from editorial staff members.

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Coordinate and serve as an anchor on news broadcast programs.

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Edit news material to ensure that it fits within available time or space.

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Select material most pertinent to presentation, and organize this material into appropriate formats.

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Gather information and develop perspectives about news subjects through research, interviews, observation, and experience.

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Present news stories, and introduce in-depth videotaped segments or live transmissions from on-the-scene reporters.

Work Activities header image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported work activities in this occupation.

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Communicating with Persons Outside Organization:  Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.

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Performing for or Working Directly with the Public:  Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.

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Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:  Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

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Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:  Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

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Getting Information:  Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

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Thinking Creatively:  Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

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Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:  Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

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Processing Information:  Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.

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Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:  Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

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Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events:  Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.


Knowledge header image

The following is a list of the five most commonly reported knowledge areas for this occupation.

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Communications and Media:  Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

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English Language:  Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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Telecommunications:  Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

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Computers and Electronics:  Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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Administration and Management:  Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.


Skillsheader image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported skills used in this occupation.

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Speaking:   Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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Reading Comprehension:   Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Writing:   Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Critical Thinking:   Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Active Listening:   Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

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Social Perceptiveness:   Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

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Active Learning:   Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

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Monitoring:   Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Coordination:   Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

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Persuasion:   Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

Personal Qualitiesheader image

You must be able to write in an objective, clear, direct style using language appropriate to the audience. As you may present your own material, verbal fluency and a good microphone voice are important. To interview effectively, you need to think of a series of good questions and then ask them in a tactful and persuasive way.  
 
Commitment and stamina are vital in order to survive the long, irregular hours of highly pressured work. Shorthand and typing skills are useful. Knowledge of legal, ethical and company guidelines is essential.


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Go..Broadcast Journalist - from:  N.C.S. [UK]
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Contactsheader image

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Organisation: Radio Telefis Eireann (RTE) - Human Resources Television
  Address: TV Programme Building, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
  Tel: (01) 208 2442
  Email: Click here
  Url Click here

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Organisation: National Union of Journalists
  Address: Irish Office, Spencer House, Spencer Row, off Store Street, Dublin 1.
  Tel: (01) 8170340/8170341
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