Media Director - Technology & Network Operations (Production)

Technology & Network Operations Division Doha, Qatar


Description

Position at Al Jazeera Media Network

Summary:

Media Director is responsible for directing all gallery, outside broadcast, special events, special news coverage including critical zones. He supports the production fusing technical and creative elements to produce on-air news and programmes.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Direct all technical aspects of the studios and/or location productions, checking and switching between video sources, and taking full responsibility for the on-air output of the gallery during live news bulletins and/or pre-recorded programmes, including camera shots and graphics.
  • Ensure the technical output of the newsroom/studio meet the requirements of the News and Programmes
  • Work closely with newsroom and Creative team to determine and technically achieve the visual style of the channel’s news output
  • Liaise with Senior producers in the Newsroom to bring the output to the highest standards
  • Liaise with the engineering teams to ensure studio equipment is maintained regularly and functioning properly
  • Liaise with News Operations on OB productions
  • Ensure highest technical standards are achieved for the channels output
  • Liaise with all stakeholders during special coverage and specials events to ensure all technical requirements are captured and booked
Job Requirements / Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Film, Directing, Media, Communications, or related field diplomas and certificates
  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience working in broadcast environment of which 3 should have been in a senior operational role in a News Production control room.
  • TV gallery work flows
  • Broadcast equipment including cameras, lighting, audio, graphics, teleprompt, vision
    switchers, newsroom computer systems
  • Broadcast production including MCR, Transmission, editing, media management, archives.