Senior Producer - Fault Lines

Al Jazeera
Washington D.C.
Dec 06, 2018
Metro Area
Full Time

Job description

Senior Producer, Fault Lines – English Channel, Programs

Fault Lines, an Emmy and Peabody award-winning current affairs news documentary show on Al Jazeera English, is looking for a Senior Producer based in Washington DC.

The ideal candidate is someone with at least five years of long-form field experience. The senior planning producer is in charge of logistics, edit and transmission schedules, helps recruit production and operational talent, oversees the process of story proposals and budgets from beginning to end, works with producers to offer editorial and production guidance on their films ahead of deployment, during deployment, and during post-production, and helps oversee high-risk deployments.

Other responsibilities include serving as Fault Lines' main point of contact for other parts of the Al Jazeera Network, including promos, PR and network planning.

There is potential for field producing, but the priority would be serving on the management team of the show. Qualified candidates should send a resume, cover letter and some clips to me at:

Check out the show page here to see what we do:


Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

• Deputizes for the Executive Producer.

•Initiate and research proposals for documentary, magazine or discussion programs.

•Organize production of programs, including planning shoots, arranging travel, accommodation and equipment, booking contributors, researching interviews and recruiting freelance staff

•Produce programs in the field or the studio, including directing camera and technical crews, conducting interviews and directing presenters Structure and script specially shot footage, archive material and graphics into exciting and informative programs, working closely with video editors.

•Submit Programs as Completed forms for each documentary magazine segment to document sourcing and rights information

• (Senior Producer) Act as series producer supervising all aspects of the production of a number of documentary or magazine programs in a series

•Oversee transmission output of the strands/series from early stage to on screen, liaising with all relevant parties to resolve problems and managing the workflows of team members to this end.

•Working closely with the Executive Producer, oversee delivery of editorial vision for the strands/series which supports the channels and the Network’s programming strategy and oversee its delivery at various stages up to and including on-screen and online.

•Contribute centrally in the planning and sourcing of content for the strands/series (in-house production, commissioning and/or acquisition) and the staff and budget required

•Manage the development of proposals for the content of some individual programs or series in line with the editorial vision and sourcing plan

•Manage the in-house production, external commissioning and/or acquisition of some content for the strands/series to the highest possible creative, professional and ethical standards.

•Ensure all programs are delivered on time, within budget and in compliance with all relevant technical and legal standards.

•Coach and mentor Assistant Producers, Researchers and interns and bring expertise to the whole team to develop skills.

•Coach and mentor Assistant Producers and Researchers assigned to projects he/she is producing

•Perform other duties relevant to the job as requested

•Outreach for the channel and speaking on panels about the network

•Contribute to the continuous improvement of the workflow in the Programs department.


Job Requirements/Qualifications:

Education: Minimum Bachelor Degree in Journalism, Media, Communication or other related fields.

Minimum Required Academic Degree: Bachelor Degree

Experience: Minimum 7 years’ experience in TV or related fields as Producer, on factual programs of an appropriate type (documentaries, discussions or magazines)


** Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

The closing date for all applications is January 5, 2019 and interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.


**Al Jazeera English is an equal opportunity employer

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