Producer (Al Jazeera English Channel)

English Channel Washington D.C., District Of Columbia


Description

Position at Al Jazeera Media Network

Summary:

UpFront on Al Jazeera English is looking for a Producer to join our team in Washington DC.

UpFront is Al Jazeera English’s flagship weekly current affairs interview show, reaching beyond the headlines to delve in-depth into global issues.

We are looking for a dedicated, highly skilled, experienced producer with excellent writing, research and production skills to produce hard hitting interviews and in-depth debates for UpFront.

The ideal candidate will be a creative thinker, excellent writer and meticulous researcher with an inquisitive mind who is able to quickly grasp the ethos of the show and produce hard-hitting interviews on a range of topics and issues from around the world.

We are looking for a passionate TV pro, with exceptional organisational skills and excellent time-management abilities. They must be well-versed in global issues and have demonstrated experience producing current affairs video content, preferably with an international focus.

Candidate must be eligible to work in United States

Key Responsibilities:

  • Write thoroughly researched and complex interview questions for studio based current affairs discussions, including planning out the structure and flow of the interview/discussion.
  • Produce interviews in studio or in the field, both editorially and logistically.
  • Edit UpFront full episodes or segments, alongside video editor, ensuring fairness, flow of discussion and editorial integrity.
  • Guide Assistant Producers and Researchers in preparation for interview recordings, including researching topics, setting research parameters and structure as well as fact checking questions for interview
  • Keep track of deliverables and contribute information for each segment and/or episode to be shared with team
  • Help with planning out special interviews and projects

Key Requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in Journalism, Media, Communication or other related fields
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in TV or related fields as Producer, on factual programmes of an appropriate type (documentaries, discussions or magazines)
  • Able to research discussion ideas and prepare pitches
  • Able to communicate with leads and contacts to gather background information and ascertain the facts for structuring a challenging interview
  • Researching and fact checking complex and contentious topics with ease
  • Able to identify gaps in an argument or position and use facts and context to challenge those positions