IPS – Inter Press Service News Agency
January 21st, 2013

IPS WebTV is recruiting for the full-time position of “Anchor and newsroom journalist” (English), based in Rome, Italy. Start date is March 2013 on a renewable one-year contract.

Background – After evolving from an international wire service into an increasing multi-media communication organisation, Inter Press Service (IPS) is launching a sister operation, an Internet TV news service “IPS WebTV”.

IPS news agency has 50 years of experience in covering environment, human rights and development and a unique regional focus on the south.  ThePnewsroom will be based in Rome, but the TV will cover global issues through a network of correspondents on the ground. Target audience is international, extending across the world from North America to Asia.

A strong social media policy will encompass both production and dissemination of contents, including live anchoring/moderating.

Job description

The journalist will:

- Present a daily live newscast on global issues
- Moderate  panels and debates
- Conduct interviews with relevant global actors
- Select editorial/video material and performs all tasks necessary to use it on air, including  scriptwriting, voice over and overseeing editing.
- Any other newsroom tasks that might be needed for the production of the newscast and other audio-visual content


Applicants should have:

- Professional background as TV anchor
- Newsroom experience in producing a TV Newscast
- Excellent English, mother tongue is a plus
- Strong analytical skills
- Knowledge of  global topics
- Ability to integrate social media inputs within the live coverage of any story
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize

How to apply

Cv and videos/link of relevant video-experience should be sent to:

Interviews will be held in Rome or via Skype. Remuneration will be agreed with the successful candidate. No relocation expenses to Rome are available.




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