Media Director - Technology & Network Operations (Production)

Technology & Network Operations Division Doha, Qatar


Position at Al Jazeera Media Network


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.