Program Editor - Al Jazeera English

English Channel Doha, Qatar


Position at Al Jazeera Media Network

The Program Editor is responsible for producing news programs, Liaising with news desks for global coverage needs, managing graphics production, writing the headlines, liaising with gallery staff and editing scripts for programs.
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
  • To produce accurate, balanced, well produced, viewer focused programmes
  • To ensure AJE content and coverage is consistent with AJN standards and goals
  • Decide on the editorial lines of the day and direct the team to achieve it
  • Reads in and have an overview of international updates through all available sources (news wires, other agencies, news papers ...etc)
  • Participate in the editorial meeting and propose ideas on what news stories need more coverage and content development
  • Discuss ideas with the news teams and producers and decide on what stories to be presented for the day
  • Review packages and reports and propose comments
  • Approve the guests and follows up with the interview desk to contact guests and book satellite time
  • Write scripts, openings and closings for programs/ reports and edit videos for stories to be presented
  • Work with creative on creating video walls and producing sections for certain shows
  • Log the rundown into the “Octopus/ I-News” system
  • Contact assignment desk to follow up with correspondents on supporting information and clear arrangements for airing – if needed
  • Direct the broadcasting crew during the shift
  • Follow up on presenters, directors, producers, interview desk, satellite desk, and the floor manager to ensure daily plan is executed during the broadcasting shift assigned
  • To manage, motivate teams
  • To originate and develop news and strands
Job Requirements / Qualifications:
  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in Journalism, Media, Communication or other related fields.
  • Minimum 7 years of professional experience in al newsroom as a senior journalist.
  • Knowledge in current affairs
  • Knowledge in global affairs
  • Knowledge in TV production and technology