Broadcast Journalist | Media professions

The Falkland Islands are a British Overseas Territory, 300 miles off the coast of South America. The population of the islands is around 3500 people and the climate is similar to the coast of northern Scotland.

FITV is the only local television station in the Falkland Islands and produces a pre-recorded weekly community news program called Falklands in brief. Alongside our weekly show, we produce a monthly show called Subject of discussion – a panel-style discussion show that explores key topics and issues in the Falklands. FITV uses various online platforms and releases regular updates.

Working for a national television channel means you’ll cover stories ranging from the court and the Legislative Assembly, to wildlife and historic features, and everything in between. The beauty of working for a small television station means that successful applicants will have the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the production of a television program once a week.

Your responsibilities as a broadcast journalist will include reporting, filming and editing stories, directing, presenting and producing, scriptwriting, managing social media pages, developing story ideas, articles, contact networking, community appearances on behalf of the station, and other responsibilities. as assigned.

The contract is for 12 months with a start date in April 2022 and would ideally suit someone who has graduated within the last few years.

Responsibilities:

  • Generate ideas for stories and features
  • Present ideas to the station manager
  • Research and gather evidence to support a story using relevant sources
  • Writing scripts for newsletters and Falklands in brief news show
  • Exercise editorial judgment on the best angle from which to approach a story
  • Production of complete packages for broadcast
  • Preparation and presentation of material for pre-recorded pieces
  • Identify interviewees, prepare interview questions and conduct interviews
  • Develop and maintain local contacts
  • Updating company website and social media platforms
  • Understand and comply with media law and industry codes of conduct

The candidate:

Essential:

  • A diploma or an equivalent level of training in audiovisual journalism or television production
  • Must have experience with Adobe Creative Suite including Premiere Pro, After Effects
  • Excellent communication skills, computer literacy and fluency in English
  • Good technical camera skills
  • Hold a full and clean UK driving license or equivalent

Desirable:

  • Ideal candidates should be open and armed with curiosity to seek out interesting stories, keeping a small community audience in mind
  • Possessed of a keen judgment on current affairs and good organizational and time management skills
  • Be proactive and show initiative to work alone and within a dynamic team
  • Experience working under tight deadlines and effectively editing news and prioritizing stories
  • Be adaptable to a new environment and be enthusiastic about exploring the islands history, culture and community
  • Ability to post content on social media platforms
  • Motivated and able to work in an environment where deadlines are fast

Remuneration:

The package consists of a salary of £1416.67 per month. Flights at the beginning and end of the contract are included. Accommodation (including electricity, water and gas) is provided at a cost of £250 per month.

Applicants will be able to use the return leg of their flight to return to the UK via South America, if they wish.

As a first step, please send your resume and cover letter to Hannah Newton by emailing [email protected] by March 28, 2022.