Senior Producer - Fault Lines

English Channel Washington D.C., District Of Columbia


Position at Al Jazeera Media Network

Al Jazeera Media Network are seeking a Senior Producer to join their Emmy and Peabody award-winning investigative documentary program based in the U.S.  
This is a Permanent position based in Al Jazeera’s Washington DC office  
Key Responsibilities:   
  • Initiate and research pitches for 25-minute documentary program based in the U.S., covering the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean or international stories with a strong U.S. connection.
  • Prepare appropriate budget and story treatments for in-house approval.
  • Research interviews
  • Organize production of documentary, including planning all editorial and logistical aspects of shoots, arranging travel, accommodation and equipment, securing access to people and locations for long-form shoot.
  • Recruit freelance production staff.
  • Produce programs in the field, including directing cinematographer and correspondent.
  • Structure story and write broadcast documentary script, including narration, based off of original, and in some cases archival, footage for 25-minute documentary.
  • Work closely with video editor during edit on deadline.
  • Submit Programs as Completed forms for each documentary to document sourcing and rights information.
  • Coach and mentor Producers, Assistant Producers, Interns, Researchers assigned to projects.
  • Oversee documentaries produced by Producers, overseeing the entire production process from pitch to edit
  • Create pitch to edit production schedule for Producers
  • Help oversee program’s equipment
  • Perform other duties relevant to the job as requested
Job Requirements/Qualifications:   
  • Education: Minimum Bachelor Degree- in Journalism, Media, Communication or other related fields
  • Minimum Required Academic Degree: BA
  • Experience: Minimum 5-8 years’ experience in TV journalism or related fields as Producer or Senior Producer with long-form experience.