Senior Producer, Studios - AJ+

Digital Division California, California


Brief Description

AJ+ is looking for a seasoned Senior Producer to help take our content to the next level. The Senior Producer will be responsible for leading production for a hosted news documentary show. The long-form content is specifically designed for platforms such as YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Lead pre-production for documentary field reporting
    • Researching, pitching, budgeting, booking travel, setting up interviews, coordinating logistics, scripting, managing talent, working with shooters on visual expectations, etc.
  • Lead production for documentary storytelling
    • Managing editor and team workflow, logging footage, scripting, fact-checking, obtaining rights and releases for archival, liaising with legal team, etc.
  • Working closely with the Executive Producer to ensure that Planning, Engagement, and Audience Development departments are up to speed on the production schedule
  • Write strong social media copy to be used across various social networks
  • Uphold field safety and ethical reporting practices
  • Engage with audience on social media in professional manner while following network guidelines
  • Assess new information and react quickly to editorial developments
  • Carry out duties in line with Al Jazeera editorial guidelines and ethics


  • Excellent communication, leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Outstanding ability to write scripts for digital platforms
  • Ability to travel
  • Ability to produce long news features
  • Must have a grasp of how to operate the latest video and audio field equipment
  • 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
  • Ability to independently manage high pressure, deadline driven projects
  • Manage multiple tasks at the same time
  • Attention to detail is essential

Education & Experience

  • A track record with a minimum of 7 years in journalism with increasing responsibility
  • Proven track record of field production and coordination