Producer - English Channel (Discussions)

English Channel Washington D.C., District Of Columbia


Position at Al Jazeera Media Network

Producer – UpFront

Al Jazeera is the most exciting 24 hour English language news channel with a growing audience around the world.  We have an immediate opening for a Producer in our Washington DC Bureau in the UpFront team.

Demonstrating unparalleled knowledge of current affairs and international working experience, you will initiate and write axis of discussion, prepare interview questions, write scripts, and edit and prepare episodes of UpFront. As a global affairs TV professional with experience in magazine, high-level interviews and discussion shows, you must be able to help ensure this program delivers on freshness and imagination, while maintaining sound editorial judgement. You will be required to:

  • Deliver all the expected elements on time with all relevant and technical standards
  • Use sound editorial judgment when preparing questions
  • Suggest original and innovative stories that reflect the Al Jazeera mandate and the show’s ethos
  • Contact potential guests to participate in the show
  • Help to formulate and structure complex interviews, panel discussions and packaged segments that appeal to a global informed audience
  • Write and suggest questions, lines of enquiry or flaws in our guests arguments based on the research
  • Guide presenter during recordings
  • Produce on location shoots, in the US and abroad
  • Edit recorded interviews and prepare them for transmission
  • Train and mentor APs and researchers
  • Knowledge of iNews and Media Central is essential
  • Knowledge of Avid environment and multi-cam editing is essential
  • Knowledge of Avid Interplay media management system is essential
  • Understanding of video formats and specifications for broadcast and web is preferred

The desired candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Media, Communication or other related fields; Minimum 5 years of professional experience in the field for an international news organization.

Knowledge of local and international current affairs; Knowledge and understanding of work flow of a large global news operation; Knowledge of Al Jazeera integrity and standards; Knowledge of editorial and journalistic standards; Ability to work under pressure and to deadline; Ability to think in a clear and concise manner; Ability to drive story ideas of international quality; and Ability to learn new online tools and technologies.

Required Skills

  • Writing and Production skills
  • Interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Logistical, problem-solving skills
  • Languages
  • Multitasking skills

**Al Jazeera English is an equal opportunity employer.