Producer - Programmes (Al Jazeera English Channel)

English Channel Washington D.C., District Of Columbia


Position at Al Jazeera Media Network


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

Candidates must be eligible to work in United States.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Initiate and research proposals for documentary, magazine or discussion programmes.
  • Organize 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
  • Act as series producer supervising all aspects of the production of a number of documentary or magazine programmes in a series
  • Coach and mentor Associate Producers and Interns

Key Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in TV or related fields as Producer, on factual programmes of an appropriate type (documentaries, discussions or magazines)
  • Wide, up to date knowledge of documentaries, discussions or magazine shows
  • Knowledge of Ofcom regulations and legal laws for broadcasters and publishers
  • Basic knowledge of camera-work, lighting, field ops (bgan and ENG truck) and media-management desirable