Senior Editor - Online, Al Jazeera English

Editorial Washington, District Of Columbia


Position at Al Jazeera Media Network


The Senior Editor oversees major strands for He/she has final publishing rights for their respective strands. They ensure the highest standards of journalism, engagement, and creativity. The position leads a team of digital producers and reporters that commission and create original content (print and video) for the website and social platform consumption based on the strands they oversee.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Provide editorial and strategic direction on their respective strands of expertise
  • Service other editorial departments with original native content based on their strands
  • Strategize across digital teams to ensure that Planning, Engagement, and Audience Development departments are leveraging the original content being produced by their strands
  • Decide upon and finalize production schedules and projects based on their strands
  • Manage the freelance story selection and commissioning process on behalf of their strands
  • Revise and finalize all relevant scripts
  • Final publishing rights on the website for their strands
  • Review content performance
  • Ensure editorial, engagement, and creative standards
  • Lead conversations around editorial and creative ideas in meetings and discussions.
  • Assess new information and react quickly to editorial developments
  • Carry out duties in line with Al Jazeera editorial guidelines and ethics
Job Requirements / Qualifications:
  • Degree in journalism, communication, or related field
  • Minimum 10 years' of professional experience in journalism with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Excellent communication, leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Outstanding ability to write and copy edit all digital content
  • To have a broad understanding of current global news trends and issues
  • Excellent editorial judgment of global issues
  • A passion and commitment to the Al Jazeera spirit of journalism.
  • Strong understanding of social media networks and online video consumption and audiences
  • Able to lead editorial meetings.
  • To communicate relevant decisions to management and other departments when required
  • To carry out duties in line with editorial guidelines and ethics of Al Jazeera
  • To ensure Al Jazeera content is consistent with editorial style guidelines.