The Detail announces new journalism vacancies and plans for joint projects with The Irish Times

THE Detail news and analysis website is to recruit new journalists to join its award winning team.

This comes as the website also announces plans to work with The Irish Times to produce a series of major cross-border journalism projects.

The Detail has established a reputation as a respected outlet for investigative news and analysis in Northern Ireland. It is now planning to extend its work and increase its reporting staff.

As part of this expansion, the website will work with The Irish Times to produce a series of journalism projects on issues in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

The cross-border projects will cover healthcare and the criminal justice system, while also including special reports on issues facing children across the island.

Editor of The Detail Steven McCaffery said: “We are looking forward to working with The Irish Times on projects that will cover issues that are vitally important to the lives of people, north and south.

“The new cross-border projects and the prospect of recruiting new staff represent an important period of growth for The Detail, building on the success of the multi-media journalism platform since it was launched in 2011."

Irish Times Editor Kevin O’Sullivan said: “We are delighted to be deepening our relationship with The Detail by embarking together on journalism in the public interest; especially data-driven stories and investigations that are relevant in an all-Ireland context.”


The announcement of cooperation on new projects coincides with plans by The Detail to recruit further journalists.

The successful applicants will work alongside an experienced group of reporters.

The new appointees will be working across a range of areas, but will have specific roles looking at government accountability in Northern Ireland, issues facing education in Northern Ireland, while also working on the new cross-border projects.

Candidates will be expected to be familiar with the existing output of The Detail, demonstrate a familiarity with the identified subject areas and show a commitment to delivering agenda setting journalism.

Applicants with a range of experience will be welcomed, but the website requires candidates to have worked as a journalist for a minimum of three years.

Since it was established in 2011 The Detail has quickly become an important voice in the Northern Ireland media.

It has won international recognition for its work and the website’s content has regularly been published by The Irish Times, as well as other leading outlets.

The Detail will continue reporting on all the areas it currently covers including politics, the legacy of the conflict and data journalism.

Click on the links for the application form and job description.