Manager of Documentaries and Programmes – Al Jazeera Media Network

Company: Full Time Jobs in Qatar
  • Location: Doha, Qatar View on Map
  • Date Posted: August 23, 2023
  • Salary: Negotiable

About the job


The Manager of Documentaries is responsible for managing all aspects of the in-house productions; external commissions; co‐productions; acquisitions and reversions of content for their individual strand/series to the highest possible creative, editorial, professional and ethical standards.

The Person we are looking for will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, Media, Communications or related field.
  • Minimum 12 years experience in TV or related fields
  • At least 5 years of directing & producing factual programmes of an appropriate type (documentaries, discussions or Magazines)
  • Experience in directing and producing factual programmes.
  • Proven editorial judgment and Ofcom‐related experience. ‐
  • Building, managing and inspiring creative teams, whether staff, freelance or independent or a mixture.
  • People management – exemplifying inclusive, collaborative, interpersonal skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create an editorial vision for strands or series which support the Channel’s and the Network’s programming strategy (to ensure geographical diversity and balance)
  • Build and inspire teams to follow and contribute to this editorial vision.
  • Plan the sourcing of all content for strands or series (in‐house production; commissioning; co‐production; and/or acquisition) and the staff and budget required.
  • Manage the development of proposals for the content of all individual programmes in the strand and/or series in line with the editorial vision and sourcing plan from idea to broadcast.
  • Deliver all programmes on time, within budget and in compliance with all relevant editorial, technical, legal and professional standards.

As a successful candidate, you will also have knowledge of:

  • Wide, up-to-date knowledge of documentaries, discussions or magazine shows.
  • Wide, current knowledge of the subjects covered by their series or strand.
  • Knowledge of Ofcom regulations and legal liabilities for broadcasters and publishers.
  • Understanding of the end-to-end process of TV broadcasting (essential) and online publishing (desirable) including scheduling, promotion and publicity.
  • Understanding of social media.
  • Full understanding and proven knowledge of rights compliance, territories as well as co-production agreements.

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