Editor - Online, Al Jazeera English

Editorial Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Position at Al Jazeera Media Network


The Online Editor oversees aspects of website input and output, directing editorial meetings, providing feedback to producers on content and checking all potential stories for accuracy and editorial standards.The position leads a team of digital producers and reporters that commission and create original content (print and video) for the website and social platform consumption.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Provide editorial and strategic direction to the Digital Newsgathering teams
  • Strategize across digital teams to ensure that Planning, Engagement, and Audience Development departments are leveraging the original content being produced for news
  • Decide upon and finalize production schedules and projects for news
  • Manage the freelance story selection and commissioning process for news
  • Revise and finalize all relevant scripts for news
  • Final publishing rights on the website for news
  • Review content performance
  • Ensure editorial, engagement, and creative standards
  • Champion field safety and ethical reporting practices
  • Engage with audience on social media in a professional manner while following network guidelines
  • Lead conversations around editorial and creative ideas in meetings and discussions.
  • Assess new information and react quickly to editorial developments
  • Carry out duties in line with Al Jazeera editorial guidelines and ethics
Job Requirements / Qualifications:
  • Minimum BA in Journalism, Media, Communication, or other related fields
  • Minimum 7 years of professional experience in reputable international newsroom.
  • Able to lead editorial meetings.
  • To communicate relevant decisions to management and other departments when required
  • To carry out duties in line with editorial guidelines and ethics of Al Jazeera
  • To ensure Al Jazeera content is consistent with editorial style guidelines.