Editorial Planning Producer - Digital (AJ+ English)

Digital Division Washington D.C., District Of Columbia


Position at AJ+


The editorial planning producer assists the head of planning and  senior editorial planning producer in enabling our editorial teams to deliver unique reporting in long- and short-term coverage of global and national trends, news events and social and political developments in line with the signature voice and concerns of the AJ+ brand.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Track a multitude of upcoming news events, both inside and outside the mainstream news agenda
  • Maintain and contribute to updated calendar of events and coverage for AJ
  • Revise plans depending on changing domestic and global issues  
  • Research story ideas and pitches
  • Set up interviews with contributors
  • Send out daily, weekly and monthly news budgets
  • Pitch innovative ideas for AJ+ coverage
  • Work closely with Audience Development Team 
  • Communicate with all editorial and engagement teams to endure  highest level of coordination on planning and output  
  • Maintain news-gathering relationships with local, national and global  organizations for advance awareness of events and actions potentially worth AJ+ coverage

Other Responsibilities:  

  • Research story ideas
  • Learn and understand what types of stories and formats suit different AJ+ audiences across different platforms (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc.)
  • Support all members of staff in gathering of story ideas and pitches  
  • Maintain directory of sources and contacts for editorial teams
  • Manage inbox with incoming story pitches 

Education & Experience:

  • A Bachelor degree, or equivalent experience in online media or video journalism and planning
  • 1-2 years in proven experience in video production or online journalism
  • Previous experience in editorial roles  
  • Sound editorial judgment of domestic and global issues
  • A passion and commitment to the Al Jazeera spirit of journalism
  • Demonstrable organizational skills 
  • Sound communication abilities
  • Ability to do work under tight pressure and deadline