Correspondent - Arabic Channel

Arabic Channel New York, New York


Description

Position at Al Jazeera Media Network

Summary:

Following up with news, phrasing content and preparing TV reports for newsroom. Doing live interventions for different news services.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Get news directly from the source to achieve the excellence for Al Jazeera.
  • Cover breaking news and continuing to do updates in accurate and credible manner
  • Responds to news room assignments
  • Production of high-quality, ready-to-broadcast field reports
  • Prepare highly-professional live television interventions.
  • Submit proposals for stories and creative reports from the reporting area.
  • Conduct in depth interviews and dialogues with respective parties and persons.
  • Represents Al Jazeera in the field with all its values, mission and brand.
  • Generates exclusive and authentic ideas that can be translated into distinctive reports and cover stories.
  • Participates in editorial meetings to identify key news stories that require content development.
  • Participates in providing Planning Department with the key news stories proposals that might involve content development 
  • Performs all functions assigned by the concerned departments (Newsroom/Planning Department/Correspondents section, etc.)
Job Requirements and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or any other specialisation ‘or’ the relevant experience
  • At least 5 years of experience Editorial out of which 3 years in field work as a television correspondent
  • Precision in the Arabic language spoken and written.
  • Editorial, political and cultural awareness and the ability to define standards of news and professional stories.
  • Fluency and readiness to speak live to support breaking news and programs according to the needs of Al Jazeera.
  • A distinctive, confident voice performance capable of communicating effectively with viewers.
  • Skills in producing news and reports quickly and effectively at different broadcast platforms: TV, websites and social media.
  • Has the ability to mobilise and travel based on the changing needs of the organization.
  • Mastering the language of the country in which he or she will work
  • Knowledge of the affairs and issues of the country and territory in which (s)he will operate
  • Ability to deal with the technical crew (s)he works with
  • Knowledge of new Media (networking platforms.
  • Asking questions and having dialogue effectively and efficiently
  • Proper drafting of news and reports
  • Interpretation of visuals.
  • Flexibility and stamina to maintain distinctive performance when exposed to pressure from tight time obligations.
  • Handling of modern technology of press coverage (Mobile Press)