About the job
About the role
As an Editorial Lead, you’ll play a leading role in shaping the daily news agenda at Doha News. You’ll lead a team of full-time and contract writers and content creators to produce high-quality, informative, and impactful content across all Doha News platforms. You’ll work closely with the Social Media Lead to further the Doha News brand, engage audiences and develop and pursue DN’s vision, and ensure that it is always the number one English language news and information site in Qatar.
You’re excited about this opportunity because you are…
A leader, a team player, camaraderie builder, and hustler who leads by example. A talented writer and editor yourself, you have a strong editorial point of view and an intuitive knack for storytelling. You understand when copy should be a little more irreverent and when it needs a human touch. You can visualize the big picture and sweat the details—and know when to prioritize one over the other. You know the difference between what is newsworthy and what is clickbait and are clear on the line that separates sensationalism with engaging content.
Your day-to-day responsibilities will be looking like this
Lead Editorial meetings with Doha News writers, content creators and editorial staff.
Set daily and weekly editorial agenda for Doha News.
Oversee all copy and content across the site and SM platforms
Edit and sometimes write content for the site and Social Media platforms.
Ensure that the site is always up to date
Work with the creative team to ensure editorial content is presented most professionally and engagingly.
We’re excited about you because you…
Possess at least 5 years of professional writing experience at a news organization
A strong portfolio highlighting a wide range of work that you’re proud of
A track record of leadership, strategic thinking, creativity, content strategy, and editorial prowess
Journalistic rigour and a passion for getting to the truth, asking the hard questions and speaking truth to power
Why you’ll love working at Doha News
We are leaders – Leadership is not limited to our management team. It’s something everyone at Doha News embraces and embodies.
We are brave – We believe in asking those uncomfortable questions and reporting on those stories that others wouldn’t.
We are learning.
We are all about our audience.
We offer competitive compensation packages.