Deputy News Editor (Al Jazeera English Channel)

English Channel Doha, Qatar


Position at Al Jazeera Media Network

Al Jazeera English is an award-winning 24-hour international news channel providing international news and current affairs that places people at the heart of the story, rooted in the belief that everyone has a story worth hearing. Through its fearless journalism and renown programming, it tells authentic stories about people everywhere, without geographical or cultural prejudice. 

Exciting opportunities now exist at our headquarters in Doha for an experienced Deputy News Editor to join the team.


You will assist the News Editor in the running of the Newsdesk and will take responsibility for multiple stories. You will have a thorough knowledge of international news, communicate effectively with correspondents and producers in the field, and keep newsroom colleagues informed. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Confirming facts and assisting with deployment of teams in consultation with the Executive Producer and News Editors.
  • Liaising with the AJE broadcast centers 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.
  • Assisting the News Editor in keeping the daily global news prospects organized, accurate and up-to-date.
  • Contributing to the regular news meeting with story ideas and coverage suggestions.

Key Requirements:

  • At least 5 years in international news organization.
  • Experience running a large news desk operation is essential. Field news production experience is an asset.
  • Knowledge in editorial and Journalism work standards & in the work flow or a large global news operation.