Newsroom Presenter

Digital Division Washington D.C., District Of Columbia


Description

Position at AJ+

Summary:

Help take AJ+ to new heights by telling the stories that matter – to camera. You are a self-starter who thrives under pressure and can create editorially rich, journalistically solid short video content on quick turnaround, as well as report out deeper pieces with sharp AJ+ angles. You have your finger on the pulse of national and world news, share AJ+’s editorial values and priorities, and have a talent for telling the stories that matter in a manner that engages our audiences on social media platforms.  You are able to work quickly and under pressure, bringing pitches responding to key stories in the news cycle, and for other enterprise stories in line with our values.

Description:

Help take AJ+ to new heights by telling the stories that matter – to camera. You are a self-starter who thrives under pressure and can create editorially rich, journalistically solid short video content on quick turnaround, as well as report out deeper pieces with sharp AJ+ angles. You have your finger on the pulse of national and world news, share AJ+’s editorial values and priorities, and have a talent for telling the stories that matter in a manner that engages our audiences on social media platforms.  You are able to work quickly and under pressure, bringing pitches responding to key stories in the news cycle, and for other enterprise stories in line with our values.

Editorial judgement, creativity, charisma and awareness of social media spaces are key qualities of the successful candidate. Please provide show reel.                                                             

  • A Newsroom Presenter works under a Newsroom Executive Producer, and will be responsible for presenting and helping produce select pieces of daily and weekly video content
  • Write and produce accurate, concise, and engaging content using creative storytelling techniques
  • Conceiving, pitching, and executing story ideas
  • Meeting daily deadlines
  • Following AJ+ editorial guidelines and ethics
  • Ensuring that AJ+ content is consistent with our editorial values, priorities and strategic goals
  • Using their social media networks and their persona to promote AJ+ content, engage audience on social media in professional manner while following network guidelines
  • Represent the organization in the media, at conferences, and to the public

Education & Experience 

  • Bachelor Degree in journalism, communications or related field
  • 3 years’ journalistic experience including some on-screen
  • Sound editorial judgment of global and national issues.
  • A passion for and commitment to the Al Jazeera spirit of journalism.
  • Ability to formulate and execute hard-hitting and empathetic interviews
  • Sound leadership and communication abilities.
  • Ability to do work under tight pressure and deadlines.
  • Outstanding writing and video scripting ability.
  • An understanding of social media ecosystems.