Headline is Ireland’s national media monitoring programme, working to promote responsible and accurate coverage of mental health and suicide related issues within the Irish media. Headline works with journalists, including the National Union of Irish Journalists, and media students to find ways to collaborate to ensure that suicide, mental health, and mental illness are responsibly covered in the media. Headline offers workshops, information sessions, literature, and daily analysis of news stories.
Fixed Term Contract
(14 hours per week – 9 month contract)
(Tuesday and Wednesday)
Salary is €12 per hour.
Headline has been set up by Shine and the Health Service Executive’s National Office for Suicide Prevention as part of Reach Out National Strategy for Action on Suicide Prevention and the current Suicide Prevention strategy Connecting for Life. Headline is managed by Shine. More info www.Headline.ie and www.shine.ie
Title of the Position:
Purpose of the Position:
To assist the implementation of the aims and objectives of Headline while gaining valuable work experience and high level professional exposure to the mental health and suicide prevention voluntary and statutory sectors. Specifically, the News Researcher will assist the Headline team with the analysis and collation of Irish media articles related to mental health and suicide prevention, Media correspondence, General office work.
The News Researcher will report to Headline’s Media Project Coordinator.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Reviewing and analysing daily news articles on mental health and suicide related topics
Assessing the adherence of articles to the existing media guidelines
Inputting data on articles into a computerised database
Maintaining news stories archives, databases and records
Assisting in researching project issues
Letter writing and Report writing
Proofreading and copywriting
General administrative tasks as required
Event management – assistant level
Press release creation
Creation of newsletters
The successful candidate should have or be studying for a third level qualification in journalism,
media or communications – or a related discipline.
Have an interest in journalism/media/communications
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Experience of analytical and administrative work
Knowledge of and proficiency in computer technology
Be driven, reliable and organised
Have an interest in mental health, including suicide prevention
Desired but not essential:
Experience with report writing
Experience with Analysis or research
Website content management
Ability to work on own initiative
Ability to communicate effectively
Ability to work within a team and follow direction
Location of the post:
The successful candidate will work from Headline’s office, which is located at Maynooth Business
Campus, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
CONDITIONS OF APPOINTMENT:
Download the application form and send 2 print copies of your completed application by post to the address below .
Ref: NR Headline
Maynooth Business Campus
Email applications will not be accepted.
No later than 4pm on Wednesday, the 1st of March 2017
NOTE: Due to the anticipated large number of applicants, we will not be in a position to reply to
unsuccessful candidates. However, we do appreciate the time and effort you have taken to apply
for the post on offer.
Download the Application Form here
Download this job spec here.