SUBSIDIARY ABS-CBN Corporation
POSITION Head Researcher (Integrated News and Current Affairs)
WORK LOCATION National Capital Region
DATE POSTED October 27, 2017

BUSINESS SUMMARY

ABS-CBN Corporation is the Philippines' leading information and entertainment multimedia conglomerate. The Company is primarily involved in television and radio broadcasting, as well as in the production of television and radio programming for domestic and international audiences and other related businesses. ABS-CBN produces a wide variety of engaging, world-class entertainment programs that are aired on free-to-air television.

The Company is also one of the leading radio broadcasters, operating eighteen radio stations throughout the key cities of the Philippines. ABS-CBN provides news and entertainment programming for nine channels on cable TV and operates the country's largest cable TV service provider. The Company also owns the leading-cinema and music production and distribution outfits in the country. It brings its content to worldwide audiences via cable, satellite, online and mobile.

The Company has interests in content development and production, cable and satellite television services, merchandising and licensing, mobile and online multimedia services, glossy magazine publishing, video and audio post production, and overseas services, all of which complement and enhance ABS-CBN's strength in content production and distribution.

RESPONSIBILITIES

    POSITION SUMMARY: 
    The Head Researcher helps acquire, sort and communicate information/ facts/  contents from various sources. He/she also monitors the progress of research activities, develops and maintains records of research activities (data collection and network of resources), as required by the program. It is also the job of a Head Researcher to plan and coordinate regular meetings with the researchers to monitor progress of each story as well as assign stories among the researchers. Lastly, performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned including support of other teams related to segments.

    MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Establishes and builds a netwok of reliable sources who may provide the program with exclusive stories
    • Does intensive background research on assigned topics inclusive of but not lmited to the following: related documents, case studies, pertinent video material
    • Attends and actively participates in the weekly brainstorming meetings and submits viable topics/ story suggestions for future episodes
    • Plans and coordinates the initiation of research and the establishment of operating policies and procedures
    • Promotes research-capacity building among researchers (subordinates)
    • Plans, implements, and maintains data collection in support of research protocol; may assist and coordinate the colelction and analysis of research data
    • Assist in recruiting and coordinating with research subjects and/or resource persons, as appropriate to specific story objectives
    • Plans and coordinates the staffing of research activities, delegating and assigning stories for research
    • Ensures the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of research and story gathering/ data collection activities

REQUIREMENTS

    • College graduate preferably Mass Communication/ Journalism/ or any related course
    • Has extensive knowledge on research tools and with wide network of sources of experts and related interviewees
    • Minimum of 1 year of experience in TV Production

Preference will be given to candidates who APPLY ONLINE.