Program Editor

Mubasher Channel Doha, Qatar


Position at Al Jazeera Media Network

Job Summary:
Al Jazeera Mubasher Channel are seeking a Arabic Speaking Program Editor to manage the production of news bulletins, coordinates with news desks to address global coverage requirements, manages graphics production, collaborates with gallery staff, and edits scripts for programs.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Produce accurate, balanced, well produced, impartial, informative, up-to-date & viewer focused bulletins or News programs. 
  • Ensure content and coverage is consistent with Al Jazeera standards and goals. 
  • Read in and have an overview of international updates through all available sources (news wires, other agencies, newspapers ...etc.). 
  • Participate in the editorial meeting and propose ideas on what news stories need more coverage and content development. 
  • Discuss ideas with the news teams and producers and decide on what stories should be presented for the day. 
  • Approve guests and follows up with the interview desk to contact guests and book satellite time. 
  • Review packages and reports and propose comments. 
  • Report and produce from the field. 
  • Write scripts, Headlines, Promos and main pages in bulletins, openings and closings for programs/ reports and edit videos for stories to be presented. 
  • Work with creative on creating video walls and producing sections for certain shows. 
  • Log the rundown into the “Octopus/ I-News” system. 
  • Contact assignment desk to follow up with correspondents on supporting information and clear arrangements for airing – if needed. 
  • Follow up on presenters, directors, producers, interview desk, satellite desk, and the floor manager to ensure daily plan is executed during the broadcasting shift assigned. 
  • In the absence of any Manager in the Newsroom, S. Producer / Producer-News decides when and how to take breaking news and live coverage. 
  • Originate and develop news and strands.
Education and Experience:
  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Media, Communication or other related fields.
  • Minimum 7 years of professional experience in al newsroom as a senior journalist.
  • Fluency in Arabic is Mandatory