Executive Producer - Stories - Digital (AJ+ English)

Digital Division Washington D.C., District Of Columbia


Position at AJ+

Job Purpose Summary:

The EP Stories leads a team of Producers, Production Specialists, Commissioning Producers who commission, acquire and Produce short digital documentaries for online and mobile consumption. The content developed by this team provides value to AJ+ by creating an intellectual and emotional connection with its audience. The team will focus on digital content that creates conversations on social networks, enhances the discussions and lends a perspective based on facts creating an impact with our global audience.

Key Responsibilities and Accountability:

•Provide editorial direction to the Stories team.
•Manage stories commissioning process including internal approval processes.
•Shape online discussions around important issues, make an impact
•Lead a team of multi-skilled presenters, 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.
•Revise and finalize all relevant scripts/productions/commissions.
•Decide upon and finalize production schedules and projects.
•Mentoring and staff development

Other Responsibilities:

•Perform other duties as requested attend events and conferences as required
•Review content performance
•Works with EP of Newsgathering to source original content
•Ensure editorial, engagement, and creative standards
•Engage with audience on social media in professional manner while following network guidelines
•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:

  • Bachelor's degree or solid experience in documentaries
  •  Proven experience in video production or online Journalism.
  • At least 9 years experience in editorial roles.
  • A proven track record of success