Producer - English Channel (Investigative)

English Channel Washington D.C., District Of Columbia


Description

Position at Al Jazeera Media Network

Job Purpose Summary:

The Producer is responsible for making a documentary, magazine or discussion programme, whether shot in the field or in the studio.

Key Responsibilities and Accountability:

  • Initiate and research proposals for documentary, magazine or discussion programmes.
  • Organise production of programmes, including planning shoots, arranging travel, accommodation and equipment, booking contributors, researching interviews and recruiting freelance staff
  • Produce programmes in the field or the studio, including directing camera and technical crews, conducting interviews and directing presenters Structure and script specially shot footage, archive material and graphics into exciting and informative programmes, working closely with video editors.
  • Submit Programme as Completed forms for each documentary magazine segment to document sourcing and rights information
  • (Senior Producer) Act as series producer supervising all aspects of the production of a number of documentary or magazine programmes in a series.
Job Requirements / Qualifications:
  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in Journalism, Media, Communication or other related fields.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in TV or related fields as Producer, on factual programmes of an appropriate type (documentaries, discussions or magazines)
  • Wide knowledge of current affairs
  • Wide, up to date knowledge of documentaries, discussions or magazine shows
  • Knowledge of Ofcom regulations and legal dangers for broadcasters and publishers
  • (In some cases) Knowledge of how to deal with hostile environments, including first aid
  • Knowledge of one or more languages other than English is desirable
  • Basic knowledge of camera-work, lighting, field ops (bgan and ENG truck) and media-management desirable.