News & Sport Broadcast Journalist – Cork 96 (Ireland)

Please note that we require an MP3 demo to be sent to us alongside your application.


Intro to Station/ Business: 

Cork’s 96FM & C103 is one of Ireland’s biggest and most successful local radio businesses. Operating from Broadcasting House in the city, Cork’s 96FM is the home to Lorraine & Ross in the Morning.   C103 plays Cork’s Greatest Hits from studios in both Mallow and Bandon.  Both brands attract almost a quarter of a million adult listeners across Cork City and County each week.

Your Role: In this role you will write and present hourly news bulletins for Cork’s 96FM & C103.  You will also generate audio and written content for broadcast as well as online platforms.

Day to day you will: 

  • Collate and deliver news bulletins
  • Pitch and provide original content for multi-platform outlets, including programming and online
  • Undertake relevant background news research
  • Ensure content is compliant with media law; prevailing guidelines from Coimisiún na Meán and station editorial policies
  • Liaise with other members of the production and technical teams
  • Shift work will be required which will include early/late shifts, weekends and public holidays.

What we’re looking for from you:

  • An energetic journalist with flair and imagination to craft relevant news content for the audience.
  • An ability to write accurate, tight and easily understood news copy.
  • Ability to work well and calmly in a live newsroom environment; handle a rapidly changing news agenda and deliver to tight deadlines.
  • Good broadcasting voice.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Knowledge and experience of audio editing – preferably Adobe – is highly desirable..
  • A willingness to engage with mobile and video journalism
  • A full clean drivers licence

How to apply:

Please apply for this position with your CV via our careers site and send an MP3 demo to with the subject line 96FM & C103 BROADCAST JOURNALIST APPLICATION.

We are Wireless: We create great audio and digital products. Our live radio and podcasts, along with our web and social pages, play a massive part in our listeners lives. We engage, we inform and we entertain with our market leading products. In Ireland we own or represent stations in all main urban centres, and we create award winning solutions for our commercial partners. We are also part of the wider Wireless group with radio stations like Virgin Radio, talkSPORT, Times Radio and talkRADIO which are redefining speech broadcasting on digital audio platforms, connected TV and beyond.

Life at News

At News UK & Ireland some of us work flexibly, in many different ways. We encourage you to talk to us about the flexibility you need. We can’t promise to offer exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

We champion diversity and inclusion, we strive to maximise and encourage every individual’s potential and ensure everyone feels valued. We support this through our Diversity Board, D&I  strategy & training, creating more diverse content and our intern and apprenticeship programmes.  We also have 8 employee-led networks; Cultural Diversity, News is Out, GenZ, Sustainability Champions, News for Parents, Women in Tech, News UK Christian Fellowship and we are awaiting the launch of our Women’s Steering Group.

In addition we also offer:

  •  25 days holiday per year;
  •  Maternity leave up to 18 weeks full basic salary & paternity leave up to 2 weeks.
  • ‘Bikes for Work’ scheme
  •  Wide range of training available, plus full LinkedIn Learning access.

We want to ensure that everyone we meet has the opportunity to perform to their best when interviewing, so feel free to let us know, at any stage, whether you require any reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, and we will do our best to accommodate.

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