Producer/Writer, On-Air Promos
Position Summary:The 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. A candidate who is an excellent problem solver, effective communicator, creative visionary and valued team member 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:•Write and produce promos and other projects assigned.•Develop 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.•Establish and maintain strong relationships with Editors and Production staff in Creative Services and various company departments.•Understand promo development and use of software systems and department applications including but not limited to MS Excel and On-Air Pro. Requirements:•Minimum of 4-5 years of experience in visual production, with strong writing skills, producing and editing. News promotion strong plus.•Understanding current production and editing tools.•Excellent creative ability and aesthetic judgment.•Excellent communication and management skills to 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.