New media commission will continue to hire on a rolling basis over the year – 120 new staff to be recruited initially
Ireland’s new media regulator and media development agency, Coimisiún na Meán has launched a recruitment campaign for senior staff members to join its team. Established to build on the work of its predecessor, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, the new commission is recruiting for director and managerial roles in a range of key areas to help it to deliver on its plans to enhance online safety, and to regulate and support the media sector.
As set out in its initial Work Programme, activities An Coimisiún will engage in over the coming year include the development of Ireland’s first binding online safety code; regulating on-demand and broadcast media services; developing new funding supports for the wider media sector; developing a strategy to promote gender, equality, diversity and inclusion in media, and carrying out a review of Irish language services.
An Coimisiún is hiring across a range of areas dealing with the overall media landscape, regulatory policy, platform supervision and investigations, user support in relation to broadcast or online content, Human Resources and IT. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to play a key role in helping to shape the direction and approach of divisions within the regulator and will assist with the ongoing development of new structures, initiatives, and processes during this key start-up phase for the organisation.
Commenting, Executive Chairperson of Coimisiún na Meán, Jeremy Godfrey said: “Coimisiún na Meán is committed to ensuring a thriving, diverse and safe online and media landscape. Building on the work and remit of the BAI, we are currently in start-up phase, and we will be hiring in the region of 120 new colleagues across all levels over the coming year. This will allow us to become fully operational by early 2024.
“This is a really exciting time to be joining An Coimisiún and we are delighted to be recruiting for a range of roles that will support the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are now looking to hear from candidates with suitable skills and experience to help us meet the challenges ahead, and, at this critical phase, to grow and shape our organisation.”
For further information about the opportunities available and how to apply, visit the Coimisiún an Meán website.
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About Coimisiún na Meán:
Coimisiún na Meán is Ireland’s new commission for regulating broadcasters, on-demand services and online media, and supporting media development. Established in March 2023 under the Online Safety and Media Regulation Act 2022, it builds on the work of its predecessor, the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. It is responsible for ensuring and maintaining a thriving and diverse media landscape in Ireland that facilitates a mix of voices, opinions and sources of news and current affairs, as well as a safe online environment.
Its responsibilities are to: