Vacancy: Headline Media Education and Policy Officer (Maternity cover, part-time)

By Karolyn Ward on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020 in Featured, News, Vacancies.

Are you a dynamic and energetic media professional who has a passion for positive change?!

Headline is currently seeking to recruit a Media Education and Policy Officer on a fixed term 12-month contract (maternity leave cover), 21 hours per week.

Headline is Ireland’s national programme for responsible reporting and representation of mental illness and suicide. Headline is coordinated by Shine.

Headline’s primary functions are: 

-To support Irish media in their work of covering difficult, and sometimes traumatic content; 

-To provide training, and educational supports to the next generation of media professionals through university lectures and workshops; 

-To create an evidence base through monitoring, data gathering, and research for the improvement of mental illness representations in Irish media; 

-To facilitate the public in addressing cases of irresponsible, or harmful reporting.

Purpose of the Role:
The primary purpose of the role will be to work with the Programme Leader to develop and deliver a dynamic media education package to media students around Ireland. In addition, the Media Education and Policy Officer will contribute to building policy in line with relevant and emerging research in the field of media and mental health.

Application Process:
Application is by official Shine application form ONLY. Curriculum Vitae (C.V.’s) will not be accepted. Send your completed Application Form in Microsoft Word or PDF format to
In the subject field please enter Headline
Application Deadline: 5pm on Friday 24th January 2020

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Conditions of Appointment: All offers of posts are subject to completion of HSELand Children First Elearning programme prior to commencement of employment.
NOTE: Due to the anticipated large number of applicants, we will not be able to reply to unsuccessful candidates. We thank you for your interest and appreciate the time and effort you have taken to apply for the post on offer.

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