Senior Broadcast Journalist / Producer (Candidates residing in UK are preferred)

  • Posting Date: 20/11/2020
  • Ref: UK002
  • Position: Senior Broadcast Journalist / Producer (Candidates residing in UK are preferred)
  • Location: Other
  • City: London
  • Sector: Media
  • Years of Experience 7 years or more experience in television broadcasting
  • Qualification: BA degree or equivalent
  • Salary: Market rate
  • Description:
    Purpose To take responsibility and accountability as a senior member of the team by providing an exemplary high standard of editorial output and managing deadlines and resources. Main Duties & Responsibilities
    • Write, translate and adapt items, news stories or programme material and to edit packages at the desktop
    • To liaise closely with team colleagues and all contributors, reporters, stringers and when commissioning material, to provide effective guidance and support
    • Liaise with correspondents and producers, gathering information and advice on stories and coverage
    • Provide ideas and suggestions for programmes, stories and attend pre programme and planning meetings when required
    • Manage and undertake pre and post production and studio work, both live and pre-recorded.
    • To work with technical systems and manage a range of video, audio and digital equipment and other technology to research, write, assemble, edit and deliver programmes to an exceptional high standard whilst in the appropriate medium
    • Produce graphics at the desktop and in collaboration with graphic designers.
    • Communicate and Co-ordinate to ensure presenters, reporters and production staff are fully briefed on programme material
    • To work on the assignment desk, plan daily news coverage, commissioning, TV and digital content from correspondents in the field
    • Work closely with correspondents and producers to ensure effective television packages and live broadcasting is delivered on time and to a consistent high standard
    Required Skill Set & Experience:
    • Able to demonstrate strategic, conceptual and analytical skills including a solid understanding of Journalistic and Editorial knowledge.
    • Previous experience as a Senior Journalist role or similar role
    • Experience of managing through organisational challenges and unifying teams
    • Able to work with minimum supervision within a fast paced environment and achieve objectives
    • Proven track record of delivering what is required within tight deadlines and exceptional standard
    • Able to work with precision, accuracy and applies a high attention to detail
    • Effective presentation skills using multimedia tools
    • Approachable manner that encourages positive interaction with others
    • Proven Analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills
    • Leadership orientated and able to coach, instructor, motivator, mentor and a team builder
    • Decisive, ‘hands on’ change manager who is capable of managing change positively and seamlessly
    • Managing performance issues to maximise output of team members and reports
    • A full command and up to date knowledge of spoken and written modern standard Arabic language
    • Good standard of spoken and written English
    • Sound Editorial knowledge and able to identify trends and potential issues
    • Dealing with live ‘breaking news’ and developing ideas resulting in turning into successful creative programme with speed
    • Able to demonstrate a very good understanding of news and current affairs programmes and the types of audiences they attract
    • Successful track record of conveying programme ideas to the Editors and contributing to the planning process
    • A thorough understanding of the Company’s legal obligations when developing news stories for broadcasting and publications
    • A flexible and ‘can do’ approach applied to all areas within the role of a Senior Broadcast Journalist
    • Able to travel internationally when required
    • Ability to demonstrate a courteous, professional work ethic
    • Experience in a similar Arabic TV environment at a senior level (Desirable)
    • Experience in a similar Arabic TV environment at a senior level

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