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Business Affairs Correspondent

The Irish Times wishes to appoint a Business Affairs Correspondent.

Reporting to the Editor through the Business Editor, the successful applicant will be an experienced business journalist with an established track record.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of Irish and international business affairs together with the ability to generate exclusive news stories across a range of business sectors. This role will also involve writing informed analysis and pertinent commentary pieces to a very high standard. Candidates will be expected to show a proven ability in these areas.

The Business Affairs Correspondent will provide our readers with authoritative and interesting business coverage and will be expected to contribute to a number of sections in both print and online.  The person appointed will build on our present reputation and develop the newspaper’s accurate, innovative and agenda setting role in the business field.

Candidates must demonstrate their ability to work independently and with others inside and outside the company.  They must also possess initiative, excellent judgment, decisiveness and good interpersonal skills.  The nature of the appointment requires a high degree of flexibility, adaptability and an ability to produce first-class work under considerable pressure.

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the agreement between The Irish Times and the National Union of Journalists.

Applications to include full details of career to date and should be sent no later than March 11th 2013 to the following address:

Head of Human Resources
The Irish Times
Tara St
Dublin 2

or          hrdept@irishtimes.com

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