Deputy News Editor - English Channel

English Channel Washington D.C., District Of Columbia


Position at Al Jazeera Media Network

Job Purpose Summary:

The Deputy News Editor is responsible for assisting the News Editors in the smooth running of the News-desk as directed.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Assisting in the running of news desk operations, taking responsibility for multiple stories and news-gathering teams as
  • directed by the News Editor.
  • Assigning and liaising with teams in the field and taking responsibility for helping ensuring the editorial vision is met.
  • Liaising with field teams and communicating effectively with the Output and satellite operation teams to ensure the time
  • sensitive delivery of story packages and reporter LIVES.
  • Reacting to breaking news by confirming facts and assisting with deployment of teams in consultation with the Executive
  • Producer and News Editors.
  • Sourcing latest picture for producers and field teams and with consideration of veracity and ability to use.
  • The ability to oversee the editing of packages, so they are good to go to air.
  • Liaising with the AJE broadcast centres and sister channels to ensure consistent coverage across the network
  • Line producing multiple reporter LIVES, during news shows.
  • Strong time management skills, to be able to deal with multiple and often competing demands. Ability to stay cool and calm
  • under pressure.
  • Flexibility and initiative to step into News Editor role when required.
  • Assisting the News Editor in keeping the daily global news prospects organised, accurate and up-to-date.
  • Contributing to the regular news meeting with story ideas and coverage suggestions.
  • Working with Interview Producers to help organize guests as required.
  • Working on both the news and planning desks as required
Job Requirements / Qualifications:
  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in Journalism or related fields, such as politics, international affairs.
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience working in a busy international newsroom
  • Knowledge of local and international current affairs
  • Knowledge of news sources and Aljazeera editorial integrity and ethics
  • Knowledge of editorial and journalistic standards
  • Knowledge and understanding of work flow of a large global news operation