Production Executive

English Channel Washington D.C., District Of Columbia


Position at Al Jazeera Media Network


The Production Executive is responsible for the Production Management of Al Jazeera English’s in-house and independent programmes.

The Production Executive will be providing control management to ensure smooth operation from programme pre-production stage and deliver final programmes within the allocated programme budget.​

Only Candidates based in America will be considered for this role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan and budget for complex logistical shooting schedules across several countries – in-house production.
  • Analyze and verify all commission and acquisition documents and production budgets from other Broadcast Centres and independent companies if required.
  • Monitor and control production costs to ensure that budgets are met, advising the Senior Production Executive in situations where targets are not being met.
  • Ensure productions adhere to international and Al Jazeera’s compliances and Health & Safety guidelines as appropriate.
  • Manage resource allocation for in-house productions.
  • Manage production agreements and contracts process, by ensuring that all productions meet copyright and legal delivery requirements, liaising with the Legal department management if required and monitoring accurate records of document progress, by ensuring that all correct legal documents are raised, processed and checked.
  • Manage production expenses, invoices and payment schedule. Check invoices against programme budget and escalate for management approval.
  • Provide the Senior Production Executive with accurate financial forecast and progress reports identifying risks in time to deliver workable solutions and manage these as soon as they are identified within a specific production.
  • Deliver regular cost reports on production spend and timely final cost reports to close off productions – and in case of underspend or non-use of contingency, submit CAD amendments.
  • Manage deliverables, ensure PasCs and underlying documents are delivered accurately and regularly from the editorial team.
  • Manage all emergencies and exceptional situations for producers on location and/or in the office.
  • Oversee Production Coordinator, manage task distribution, temporary assignments, secondment.
  • Oversee the production process and paperwork, monitor production guide and update workflow charts, update Senior Production Executive where required.
  • Reviewing draft contracts to help ensure efficient and transparent contracting between the channel and third parties, in liaison with Business Affairs and Legal.

Job Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field with 6 years within the professional TV broadcast industry
  • Proven experience of production management across a broad range of output
  • Proven experience in drafting and managing budgets and production schedules