Producer - Digital (AJ+ English)

Digital Division Oakland, California


Position at AJ+

Brief Description  

AJ+ is looking for a seasoned Producer to help take our content to the next level. The Producer will be responsible for helping lead production for at least two news documentary shows, perhaps more in the future. The long-form content is specifically designed for the platform YouTube.  

Role Responsibilities:
  • Help direct pre, field, post-production for long-form documentary field teams on a rotational basis  
  • Research, pitch, budget, book travel, set up interviews, coordinate logistics, script, manage talent,  working with shooters on visual expectations, etc.  
  • Help Senior Producer manage editor and team workflow, logging footage, scripting, fact-checking, obtaining rights and releases for archival, liaising with legal team, etc.  
  • Work closely with Senior Producer, Executive Producer and Planning, Engagement, Audience  
  • Development departments  
  • Write strong social media copy to be used across various social networks  
  • Uphold field safety and ethical reporting practices  
  • Assess new information and react quickly to editorial developments  
  • Carry out duties in line with Al Jazeera editorial guidelines and ethics  
  • Proven record of exemplary script writing that is thorough, engaging and conversational  
  • Excellent communication, leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills  
  • Ability to travel  
  • Proven ability to produce long news documentaries and/or feature reporting  
  • Ability to film and run audio equipment preferred (b cam)  
  • Have a broad understanding of current global news trends and issues  
  • Excellent editorial judgment and ability to direct “run and gun” teams in field  
  • Strong understanding of social media networks and online video consumption and audiences  
  • Ability to independently manage high pressure, deadline driven projects  
  • Manage multiple tasks at the same time  
  • Attention to detail
Education & Experience 
  • A track record with a minimum of 4 years in journalism/documentary production/field shows  
  • Proven track record of field production, coordination, script writing, working in teams