RTÉ seeks to outsource news and current affairs research work

The state broadcaster will hire an external firm to help with coverage of Irish and US elections and state events

22nd December, 2019
RTÉ seeks to outsource news and current affairs research work
RTÉ wants to hire an external firm of researchers to supplement in-house production staff for the next three years

RTÉ plans to outsource a vast amount of research work required for next year’s general election, budget coverage and US presidential election.

The plan comes soon after the state broadcaster revealed it would cut 200 jobs and impose a 15 per cent pay cut on its highest earners.

Last year, RTÉ employed an average of 1,822 full-time, part-time and casual workers. The news and current affairs team employed 301 staff.

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