Executive Producer of Explainers, News

Digital Division Washington D.C., District Of Columbia


Description

Position at AJ+

Job Purpose Summary:

The Executive Producer of Newsroom Explainers will be responsible for leading a team that will produce highly shareable, cutting edge explainer videos for social networks, with a particular focus on YouTube. The team will focus on digital content that adds context to rising conversations around key news events on social networks. The explainers will enhance those discussions with fact based content and perspectives that might not be covered in mainstream media - and with deeper historical background than elsewhere.

Description:

The Executive Producer of Newsroom Explainers will be responsible for leading a team that will produce highly shareable, cutting edge explainer videos for social networks, with a particular focus on YouTube. The team will focus on digital content that adds context to rising conversations around key news events on social networks. The explainers will enhance those discussions with fact based content and perspectives that might not be covered in mainstream media - and with deeper historical background than elsewhere.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
  • Lead a team of multi skilled producers, animators, graphic artists and video editors.
  • Strategize across digital teams to ensure that Planning, Engagement, and Audience Development departments are leveraging the original content being produced
  • Provide editorial direction to various online video content streams - establishing repeatable formats that resonate with audiences.
  • Revise and finalize all relevant scripts/productions.
  • Decide upon and finalize production schedules and projects.
  • Mentoring and staff development
  • Ensure the highest editorial standards around tone, voice and factual accuracy 
  • Engage with audience on social media in professional manner while following network guidelines
Job Requirements / Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience in online media, or video journalism.
  • At least 7 years experience in editorial roles and 2 years management experience.
  • Experience with presenter-led content, especially in a studio setting.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Outstanding ability to write and 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