Producer, Newsgathering

Employer
Location
Washington
Posted
Nov 07, 2013
Closes
Dec 07, 2013
Contact
Ms. Melly Sawatdee
Category
Television
Duration
Full Time
Summary:

Writing and producing stories for news program using Al Jazeera Americas and news agency material.
Producing packages from the field
Writing and producing graphics
Writing straps
Producing guest segments
Key Responsibilities:

To write accurate, balanced, engaging scripts
To ensure AJ content is consistent with AJN standards and goals
Attend editorial meetings and offer story and coverage ideas
Read news wires, other news services, and news from network feeds for potential stories
Gather leads for possible stories from reporters, news bureaus and in-house journalists
Prioritize writing tasks to deliver stories on time
Screen the reports received from the reporters and review packages and make changes or adjustments if needed
Prepare the graphics
Coordinate with the interview producers on scheduled guests
Coordinate with the presenters, technical director and studio crew to ensure the proper implementation of production plans and time schedules
Perform other duties relevant to the job as requested
Education & Experience:

BA preferable, but not required
Experience writing, producing and reporting in a newsroom as a journalist
Skills:

News judgment
Writing for news
Strong and clear communication
Team work
Knowledge & Abilities:

Current Affairs
Global interest and understanding
TV production and technology
Fluent in English
Multi-tasking
Performing calmly in stressful situations
Core competencies:

Adaptability/Flexibility
Problem Solving
Time and Task management
Planning and organizing
Attention to detail
Stress Management
Communication
Teamwork
Creativity
Performance Measures:

Quality of writing and editing
Editorial Judgment
Graphics production

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