WE ARE HIRING - Irish Language Trainee Producer

15th March 2021
Waddell Media is seeking applications from fluent Irish speakers with at least three year’s experience in television production for a position as Trainee Producer.  This position will be part supported by Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund.

This full-time training position will be based at Waddell Media and the trainee will develop their skills in all areas of production whilst working across a range of content.   The position will last for one year and may be extended to a second year on successful completion of the scheme. 

Trainees must have fluent Irish and at least three years of practical experience in television production.

Ideally candidates should have a third level qualification in one of the following disciplines: Irish, Media Studies, Accounting, Business Studies, Law. 

This is a great opportunity to join an industry which holds excellent development and employment prospects.

Salary: £36,400

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter in Irish and English outlining how you meet the criteria and why you want the position. Please note that you will receive a receipt for your application.

Application deadline: 19th March 2021

Please note that interviews will be held on 25th March 2021 via Zoom

For further information and/or to apply please contact:

Tel: 02890 427646

Email: [email protected]

Tá Waddell Media ar lorg iarratas ó chainteoirí líofa Gaeilge a bhfuil taithí trí bliana nó níos mó acu i léiriú teilifíse, do phost mar Léiritheoir Faoi Oiliúint.  Maoineofar an post i bpáirt le Ciste Craoltóireachta Gaeilge Scáileán Thuaisceart Éireann. 
Is post oiliúna lán-aimseartha bliana é, lonnaithe ag Waddell Media, agus beidh deis ag an oiliúnaí scileanna a fhorbairt i ngach aon ghné den léiriú thar réimse leathan ábhar. Má éiríonn go maith leis an oiliúnaí sa ról, is féidir go gcuirfear bliain eile leis an scéim.

Ní mór d'iarrthóirí Gaeilge líofa a bheith acu, chomh maith le trí bliain ar a laghad de thaithí phraiticiúil ag obair ar léirithe teilifíse.

Tabharfar tosaíocht do dhaoine a bhfuil cáilíocht tríú leibhéal acu sna disciplíní seo a leanas: An Ghaeilge, Staidéar ar na Meáin, Cuntasaíocht, Staidéar Gnó, Dlí.

Is deis iontach fostaíochta í seo a bheith mar chuid d’earnáil ina bhfuil go leor deiseanna forbartha agus fostaíochta.


Le hiarratas a dhéanamh seol CV agus litir chumhdaigh ag míniú mar a chomhlíonann tú na critéir agus an fhátha ar mhaith leat an post. Mar eolas, gheobhaidh tú admháil ar d’iarratas.

Spriocdháta: 19 Márta 2021

Mar eolas, beidh na hagallaimh ar siúl 25 Márta fríd Zoom.

Le tuilleadh eolais a fháil agus/nó le hiarratas a chuir isteach déan teagmháil le:

Fón: 028 90 427 646

Ríomhphost: [email protected]

Peig Doc a ratings smash for TG4

12th March 2021
Waddell Media’s documentary PEIG about the Irish language storyteller Peig Sayers clearly struck a chord, attracting 72k viewers and 6.3% share according to the overnights, an exceptionally strong performance for a documentary on the Irish language broadcaster.

Peig Sayers – widely considered to be the most hated woman in Irish history has tormented young students across Ireland for decades with her memoir ‘Peig’. Described as boring, unrelenting, and unintelligible, Peig’s autobiography was part of the compulsory Leaving Certificate Irish syllabus until 1995. This new documentary, presented by broadcaster Sinéad Ní Uallacháin, revisits Peig, her personality and her art as a storyteller reclaiming her and portraying her as she has never been before.

Peig was directed by Evan Chamberlain for TG4 with funding support from the Irish language Broadcast Fund.

NEW SERIES Suzie Lee's Home Cook Heroes

5th August 2020
Waddell Media's brand new series on BBC One Northern Ireland, Suzie Lee's Home Cook Heroes, starts Thursday 6th August at 7.30pm.

Winner of the BBC’s national cookery competition, Best Home Cook, Suzie Lee is on a mission to help the people of Northern Ireland make the very best of whatever they have in their cupboards and create gorgeous meals from scratch.  

Suzie takes one key ingredient per episode (Whole Chicken/Rump Steak/Eggs), which provides the basis for three different meal options. Detailing a range of simple techniques, short cuts and money saving tips Suzie takes us through a range of family friendly dishes based on a range of readily available ingredients.
Suzie says: “I’m on a mission to get people back into their kitchens. You can be your own hero, in your own kitchen, own it.  Cooking from scratch is nothing to be scared of and anyone can be a home cook hero.”

In the first episode of the series, Suzie uses a Rump steak to create Enchiladas, complete with home cooked tortilla wraps, the ultimate burger and Beef Ho Fan. All rounded off with that firm family favourite Sticky Toffee Pudding . This week she is shadowed by the McConnell’s from Antrim, who have their work cut out learning a new recipe with the help of their four young children.

New Gardening series with Diarmuid Gavin looking for contributors

2nd June 2020



Diarmuid Gavin is looking for six gardens that need his special touch for Waddell Media’s new RTÉ and BBC One NI series which will air this July.

Irish garden designer Diarmuid Gavin is calling for people the length and breadth of the country, who have ambitions big or small for their gardens, to get in touch now for his new TV series as filming will start immediately.

Gardening Together with Diarmuid Gavin is a new six part series which will be produced by leading independent production company Waddell Media for RTÉ One and BBC One NI airing this July.

Diarmuid Gavin says:

“Gardening Together is a show born out of lockdown. It’s an informative, warm and humorous take on the craft of gardening and the skill of garden designers.

“I’ve been holed up at home like everybody for the past 10 weeks, but in these desperate times, I like many people, have found enormous comfort in my garden, by getting out there for a couple of hours every day, even to do the most menial of tasks, there are enormous mental health benefits.

“I’d like to share my gardening therapy, as I like to call it, by designing and helping create a wide range of gardens in this series, all from my Wicklow garden which I have been creating for the past five years. So, whether you’ve just moved into a new house or have a mature garden that needs refreshing get in touch now. We’re looking for all kinds of people to take part from complete novices to seasoned gardeners.

“I’m going to select six very different types of garden to help, it could be anything from an inner city backyard to a more dramatic suburban garden. I’d like people of all ages and backgrounds to feature, in fact anyone who wants to have some fun and transform some outdoor space.  Let’s make your garden your go to place this summer, where you can relax and look after your mental wellbeing, it’s never been more important.”

Jannine Waddell, Executive Producer, Waddell Media says:

“This is a fabulous opportunity for amateur gardeners or those who’d like to take that first step into their garden but haven’t got a clue how to start to call upon Diarmuid’s expertise to get a stylish make-over.

“We also want people to send us their gardening problems, so please feel free to email us with any questions you may have, as Diarmuid will be joined in each episode by a panel of experts to give tips on everything from what to plant when, paving to water features, mossy lawns and much more.”

To get in touch please email [email protected] with a short description about yourself, why you’d like Diarmuid to design your garden and include a short video of up to 5 minutes which can be filmed on your phone, to show us your garden and outline what you’d like to achieve in the coming weeks.  

Or if you prefer to ask a question, send us a short video with your question or problem which Diarmuid or our experts will answer when the series is on air starting July. 

'At Your Service' Looking for Hotels for new RTÉ Series

4th June 2020


As the Irish hospitality industry gets ready to reopen on July 20th, renowned hoteliers Francis and John Brennan are looking for the owners of large three or four star hotels or tourist attractions to take part in a new series of At Your Service which is currently in development for RTÉ.

Francis Brennan says: “We’re all facing huge challenges as we plan to welcome guests back into our hotels next month. John and I would really like to help other hoteliers navigate this process and help them future-proof their business.”

John Brennan says: “The hospitality industry continues to suffer more than most due to this lockdown. We understand the pressure this has placed on so many businesses. But we believe this challenge can be a real opportunity as more and more people are planning to holiday at home in Ireland this year. So, we’d like to join four owners of hotels or indeed tourist attractions on their journey into the ‘new normal’ over the coming months and hopefully help them reinvigorate their service.”

This new four part series is currently being developed by leading independent production company Waddell Media for RTÉ in 2021, but needs business owners to get in touch now to express their interest in taking part, so filming can be planned in the coming months.

Jannine Waddell, Executive Producer of At Your Service and MD of Waddell Media says: “Nobody knows better than the Brennans the difficulties that lie ahead for Irish hotels and tourist attractions as they start to re-open. This new series will hopefully be a wonderful opportunity for these owners to work with John and Francis to explore new approaches, systems and strategies to deliver a quality service for customers. We’re planning to produce four one hour programmes, following a different business in each episode.”

So, if you are the owner of a large three or four star family hotel or tourist attraction in Ireland, Waddell Media would love to hear from you. Please contact Maggi Gibson or Gareth McGreevy via email in the first instance on [email protected] or [email protected].


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