Senior Producer - Digital Special Projects (Al Jazeera English)

Digital London, United Kingdom


Position at Al Jazeera Media Network


The Senior Producer will be responsible for producing highly shareable, cutting edge, long-form/short-form, in-depth digital content, as well as focusing on content that creates conversations on social networks, catches rising conversations on social networks, enhances the discussions and lends a perspective based on facts creating an impact with our global audience.

The candidate will work within a small team to help drive development & experimentation process within the Special Projects Department

Contract Type: Freelance
Candidates must be based in UK

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create content for all Al Jazeera English digital platforms.
  • Execute projects and report its performance
  • Revise and finalize all relevant scripts/productions.
  • Work/coordinate closely with social/ engagement to ensure they are leveraging the original/native content being produced.
  • Provide editorial direction to creative department for animations and graphics.
  • Monitor media landscape and latest content trends
  • Research current content production models and techniques
  • Lead the editorial meetings when necessary.
  • Produce new content ideas and experiments
  • Assist in drafting content concepts in different formats (video, audio)
  • Supervise the commissioning process for any content format
  • Review content performance
  • Ensure editorial, engagement, and creative standards
  • Coordinate with News-gathering to source original content
  • Helps to 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

Key Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in digital media, journalism, or related field or equivalent education and/or experience.
  • Minimum 5 year of professional experience in Digital Media/Media field is required.
  • Proven experience in video production or online/digital Journalism
  • Very good non-linear video editing and podcast editing
  • Outstanding ability to write and copy edit all digital content
  • 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.
  • Must have solid presentation/pitching skills
  • Strong understanding of social media networks and digital content consumption and audiences