Senior Writer/Producer, On-Air Promos
Department: Creative Location: New York, NY Type: Full TimePosition Summary:The Sr. Writer / Producer will conceptualize, develop and execute outstanding creative video productions for Al Jazeera America. Must have strong reel demonstrating ability to create effective promotion with an emotional connect between the viewer, product and information. Must work well in a deadline driven environment. Strong conceptual thinking and scripting essential. Effective team leader and member capable of mentoring and managing junior producers will have opportunities to grow. Must be available “on-call” to work long hours and weekends with little notice. Creative start-up news environment.Essential Duties & Responsibilities:•Ownership and overall responsibility from conception to delivery of on-air promotion and special projects assigned by SVP, On-Air Promotion. •Identify project goals, needs and generate creative briefs for SVP sign-off.•Help push and execute the creative direction of the channel’s on-air environment with SVP direction. •Brainstorm and concept all creative requests with SVP and promotion team; collaborate with marketing, editorial and show teams to identify strategic goals. •Creative thinking and output must reflect AJAM’s strategic marketing and business goals.•Reporting to SVP, concept and oversee all video creative related to Aljazeera America channel events such as NCTA, TCA, etc.•Concept, develop, write and produce outstanding video projects including on-air promotion, marketing tapes and commercials.•Understand the brand and appropriately represent it on all projects.•Work in synergy with other network departments to insure brand consistency.•Seek out new talent and vendors and teach them brand sensitivity.•Work as part of a creative team to develop and complete projects in all mediums on time and on budget.•Work with Production Managers to manage budgets and schedules per project specifications.•Learn and incorporate evolving technologies into projects, keeping on the cutting edge.•Understand all aspects of production, including promo development and use of software systems and department applications.•As requested by the SVP, conduct performance reviews and help set goals for producers, editors and designers. Requirements:•Minimum of 5-8 years of experience in news promotion production, with strong writing skills, producing and editing. News promotion strong plus.•Excellent creative ability and aesthetic judgment with real understanding current production techniques and editing tools.•Excellent communication and management skills to provide productive creative direction and feedback internal and direct outside partners and suppliers.•Ability to juggle multiple assignments and tasks, work under intense deadline pressure and quickly adapt to changing environment, goals and input.•Ability to give and receive creative direction and feedback.•Experience with managing full production budgets – pre-production, shoots and post-production.•Solid written and verbal communication skills are needed.•Ability to interface with various departments.•Must be detail and deadline oriented with great time management skills.•Must be able to work off hours and weekends as needed. •College degree required. About Al Jazeera AmericaOur Vision: To be recognized as the world's leading and most trusted media network, reaching people no matter who or where they are. Our Mission: To deliver captivating content to the world which informs, inspires and entertains through our talented, creative and spirited people. Reaching deeper, broader and closer with our content, platforms and interactions. Rebalancing global media by respecting the diversity and humanity of the world. Our Values: Integrity and respect guide our conduct internally and externally. We are with the people – we tell real stories. We encourage a pioneering spirit. We strive for excellence in everything we do. We maintain credibility through impartial, accurate and comprehensive representation of the story. Al Jazeera America is an equal opportunity employer.