Job Introduction Broadcasting from its headquarters in London, Alaraby Television Network has a broad range of programme content, varying from news to entertainment. Although broadcasting from London; we have bureaus in the Middle east and worldwide.
Alaraby TV Network follows the strict media and editorial standards that are observed internationally of balance, objectively, precision and accountability in all the information it presents, and deep and precise analysis for the viewer. We aim to be a medium for entertainment, arts and creativity.
As well as a very competitive salary Alaraby Television Network also provides an excellent private medical and dental coverage, pension and annual leave.
• Job Title: Digital Production Journalist • Positions required: 1 • Location: London • Salary: £33,000 - £43,000 • Application Posting Date: 26/06/2020
Main Duties and Responsibilities: • Responsible for pitching, writing, producing and publishing different formats of digital content across the Alaraby digital platforms. This includes, a) Different formats of social video, such as: raws, basic stories, dailies and explainers. b) Different formats of engaging multimedia content, such as: cards, polls and gifs. • Writing sharp, digital-friendly headlines. • Make use of the best pictures, video and other multimedia assets. • Commission graphics and illustrations. • May be asked to manage digital channels including social media feeds. • Coordinating with planning, audience development, and data teams • Understand what types of stories and formats suit different Alaraby audiences across different platforms (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc.) • Track a multitude of upcoming news events, both inside and outside the mainstream news, maintain and contribute to updated calendar of events and coverage. • Revise plans depending on changing domestic and global issues. • Following Alaraby editorial guidelines and ethics. • Looking after handovers to and from Alaraby news room team based in different time zones. • Creating accurate, concise, and engaging content using creative storytelling techniques. • Set up interviews with contributors. • Maintain news-gathering relationships with local, national and global organizations for advance awareness of events and actions potentially worth Alaraby coverage.
Essential skills required: • Experience in producing visual stories for digital platforms. • Advanced skills in writing in Arabic. • Advanced skills in video editing (Adobe Premiere and Adobe Photoshop). • Strong experience with digital newsrooms. • Strong publishing skills needed, including knowledge of creating embeds such as info boxes, polls, number graphics, etc. • Able to respond well under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines. • Understanding of social media and SEO. • Strong news sense and judgement. • Ability to work effectively as a team member and independently. • Ability to multitask, work under pressure, trouble-shoot, and to meet short- and long-term deadlines. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills.
Qualification & Experience: • Degree in a relevant field or equivalent. • 2 years or more experience in Digital newsroom.