Needed competencies and skills

  • Good knowledge of or be able to acquire good knowledge of a particular subject
  • Be able to access relevant information from various sources, including the internet, libraries and archives
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Sound knowledge of how to make a film or a television programme
  • Awareness of legal and ethical principles regarding media and copyright
  • Knowledge of the requirements of the relevant Health and Safety legislation and procedures
  • Precise attention to detail and methodical approach to work
  • Ability to conceptualise ideas
  • Ability to think visually
  • Advanced IT skills
  • Language skills (especially English)
  • Diplomacy and sensitivity
  • Critical thinking
  • Ability to work to deadline
  • Initiative

Career Progression and Training Opportunities

Although no specific educational or training qualifications are required for the role of Researcher a degree in a media related, drama or specialist subject may provide some useful background information. Experience in, and knowledge of, the pre-production and production processes is required.

More information (links to materials)

Post-leaving Certificate Courses: