JOB ALERT: Father Ted TV Show Critic for Meanwhile in Ireland

You’ve heard it right; we are offering you the chance to become a Father Ted TV Show critic right from the comfort of your home. Read on to find out all the details of this amazing opportunity.

Job TitleFather Ted TV Show Critic at Meanwhile in Ireland

Employment: Short-term temporary contract

Location: Ireland and beyond (worldwide)

Job description – your role as a Father Ted TV Show critic

Ted and Dougal, the two main characters of the hit Irish tv show, Father Ted.

Meanwhile in Ireland is on the lookout for a Father Ted TV Show Critic on a short-term temporary contract.

Reaching over half a million viewers each day, Meanwhile in Ireland covers everything from Irish pop culture and bizarre news to comedy, travel and satire. 

Launched in 2014, the platform has grown to become one of Ireland’s most popular platforms for viral videos, parodies, and general Irish craic. With a thriving team of Irish writers at its helm, this is an excellent opportunity for a budding critic to join a young and dynamic team.

Working for an ever-growing media platform, the candidate will contribute to one of Ireland’s most popular websites, on one of Ireland’s most beloved subjects: Father Ted.

Father Ted is an iconic Irish TV series following the lives of three priests and their housekeeper on the fictional Craggy Island, off the coast of Ireland. The show, which ran from 1995-1998, produced 25 episodes over three series. 

Craggy Island, something familiar to the Father Ted TV Show critic.

This hands-on role is a dream job for those with a love and knowledge for TV, Irish culture, and especially, Father Ted. It is preferable for someone with a background as a critic; although this is not a requirement.

The chosen candidate can be located in any county across the globe. During the term of employment, they will work closely with the website Editor and Culture Writers to develop insightful and fresh content on the subject of Father Ted.

Conducting concise research, the candidate will be responsible for watching, critiquing and ranking every episode of the hit sitcom in order, from best to worst. 

As one of Ireland’s leading commentators on culture, we aim to offer the most intriguing and insightful content – and our Father Ted articles are no different. On completion of this contract, the Father Ted TV Show Critic’s findings will be transformed into the ultimate go-to guide to Father Ted, ranking each episode from best to worst.

Please note: The Father Ted TV Show Critic’s findings will be referenced in the guide but the guide will be written by one of Meanwhile in Ireland’s Writers. So don’t worry, writing experience is not necessary.

One of the most iconic episodes, and one of the perks of the job as a Father Ted TV show critic.
Credit: Insomnia Cured Here / Flickr

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with previous experience as a critic, or who wants to build their portfolio. The role will offer the candidate the chance to contribute to a leading media platform at an exciting stage in our growth.

In addition to being offered a competitive rate of pay for the role, you will be required to work remotely.

While this role is entirely flexible, this is a short-term temporary contract, and all research must be submitted within three weeks from the start date.

Duties include:

  • Short-term temporary contract
  • Expected hours: 4-6 per week
  • Term: three weeks from the start date
  • Watch and review all Father Ted episodes
  • The research will include detailed notes on each episode of the series, ranking them accordingly

The ideal candidate:

  • Knowledgeable on TV and film
  • Self-confessed Father Ted fanatic
  • Analytical and observant 
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Confident working remotely to deadlines
  • Partial to the craic (i.e. an understanding of Irish banter)
  • Must be 16 or older
  • Critic experience (preferable)


  • Pay: €11/£9.52 per hour
  • This is a dream job; a once in a lifetime role which is short but unique
  • This will be a remote role; you will not be required to commute so you can work from anywhere (worldwide provided you have a good internet connection)
  • Join a thriving team with an excellent culture

The Process:

  • Closing date is 8th June 2020
  • Interviews start 15th June 2020 (aiming for an early July 2020 start date)
  • The first stage will be a short assessment
  • The final stage will be a Zoom interview

How to apply:

Submit the following to [email protected] 

  • Up-to-date CV 
  • Cover letter explaining why you are the best person for the role 
  • A 300-word summary of your favourite Father Ted scene and why