Researcher - The Pat Kenny Show, Newstalk

Date:  15-Mar-2023

Dublin 2, IE

Req ID:  640

About Us


Bauer Media Audio Ireland is Ireland’s premier media company and the home of some of Europe’s leading commercial media brands. Bauer Media Audio Ireland owns and operates a portfolio of media channels with a strong focus on commercial radio and emerging digital media.

The company maintains some of the largest independent radio networks in Ireland and it continues to be one of the fastest-growing radio networks in the world.

Our brands include Newstalk, Today FM, 98FM, Spin, Spin South West, Off The Ball, along with Ireland’s largest digital audio platform, audioXi.


Newstalk is Ireland’s fastest-growing independent talk radio station with a weekly reach of 792,000 across 26 counties. Newstalk continues to grow its audience each year and is known across the nation as the independent voice of Ireland, boasting a strong line-up of Ireland’s leading broadcasters.


Newstalk is also one of the most respected media brands in the country, having a track record for creating engaging content and campaigns that have helped to grow our listenership and entertain and inform our audience.

The Role


Newstalk is recruiting for a researcher to join our flagship mid-morning programme, The Pat Kenny Show. We're looking for a creative and ambitious candidate who can help set the editorial agenda and get the nation talking.


What you’ll do:


  • Generate and develop creative, original and new ideas for the programme
  • React to breaking news quickly so that it gets to air accurately and first
  • Break news stories and develop new angles and contributors on existing stories
  • Assist the Producer in all activities pertaining to the programme while it is on-air including editing and researching of items
  • Carry out vox pops and report into the programme
  • Edit and create imaginative audio pieces for the programme
  • Secure the best guests and on-air exclusives for the programme
  • Book guests and collate briefing material for the presenter
  • Drive the programme’s presence on digital platforms
  • Co-ordinate and develop podcasts
  • Other duties as required


 If the following traits sound like you, you might be the right person for the job:


  • You have a strong interest in news and current affairs, particularly in radio
  • You are curious and like to ask questions
  • You are ambitious and creative
  • You are a team player and have the ability to multi-task and work well under pressure and to deadlines
  • You can spot and develop stories that get people talking
  • You have a broad range of interests and follow  everything from news, politics, sport, business, celebrity news, social issues and everything in between
  • You are proficient in recording and editing and the workings of digital and social media


The closing date for applications is Friday, March 24th, 2023. 

Our Culture & Rewards


At Bauer Media Audio Ireland we strive to be the most innovative, dynamic, and best-in-class media outlet in Ireland. We want more people to spend more time with us. We want to talk to every person in Ireland, every single week, through one of our channels. To make this happen, our team is made up of some of the most passionate and creative people you’ll find. Working here means no two days are the same. The work by its nature is fast-paced, and it can be intense - we work really hard – but we are all here because we truly love what we do.

We are committed to promoting, developing, and facilitating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace culture, and to encouraging and supporting the creation and distribution of content that reflects the diverse audience in Ireland.

Bauer Media Audio Ireland employees believe that the most important thing in creating a happy, respectful workplace culture is to simply act like the kind of person you would like to work with. Our employees believe in a guide to work by ‘Be Sound, Be Fearless, Be United and Be Accountable’. We live by these values every day.