Appointment of Independent Public Interest Members to the Press Council of Ireland

The Press Council of Ireland provides the public with an independent forum for resolving complaints against the press, seeks to maintain standards in Irish journalism and journalistic ethics and endeavours to protect the freedom of the press. It is comprised of 13 people, with a majority of seven independent public interest members drawn from outside the press industry.
Council members are also directors of the Press Council of Ireland and have regulatory and governance responsibilities.
Applications are currently being sought for independent public interest members of the Press Council, who are chosen to reflect the various strands of Irish society and are drawn from suitable persons representing a broad spectrum of society. Applicants should be free of any involvement in the press industry that could pose a conflict of interest.
A panel will be established from which successful applicants will be appointed to the Council for a term of three years, renewable once.

A letter outlining your suitability for this role, accompanied by a CV, should be sent by 5pm on Friday 31 May 2019
The Chairman, Appointments Committee The Press Council of Ireland 3 Westland Square
Pearse Street Dublin D02 N507
Email: chairman@presscouncil.ie
Successful candidates will be appointed after an interview process by an independent Appointment Committee. Independent members are remunerated at a level comparable to membership of other public and regulatory boards.
For further information telephone (01) 6489130
www.presscouncil.ie

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