Assistant Programme Editor – Al Jazeera Media Network

Full Time @ Jobs in Qatar Sector: Media & Journalism
  • Doha, Qatar
  • Date Posted : July 6, 2022
  • Salary: Negotiable
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About the job

Position Location: Onsite, Doha

Relocation assistance provided (Including Visa)

Al Jazeera English is an award-winning 24-hour international news channel providing international news and current affairs that places people at the heart of the story, rooted in the belief that everyone has a story worth hearing. Through its fearless journalism and renown programming, it tells authentic stories about people everywhere, without geographical or cultural prejudice.

Exciting opportunities now exist at our headquarters in Doha for an experienced Assistant Programme Editor to join the team.


You will assist in producing and putting news to air. Assigns stories to producers. Checks copy, video and all segments of the bulletins. You will have excellent writing and video editing skills. You will liaise with the Newsdesk, correspondents, producers and presenters.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the production of accurate, balanced, well produced, viewer focused news programs.
  • Ensure content and coverage is consistent with Al Jazeera standards and goals.
  • Originate and develop news and strands.
  • Read news wires, other news services, and news from network feeds for potential stories.
  • Gather leads for possible stories from reporters, news bureaus and in-house journalists.
  • Screen the reports received from the reporters and review packages and make changes or adjustments if needed.
  • Prepare the straps for stories in the news bulletins.
  • Coordinate with the interview producers on scheduled guests.
  • Coordinate with the presenters, technical director and studio crew to ensure the proper implementation of production plans and time schedules.

Key Requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor Degree in Journalism, Media, Communication or other related fields
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in writing and producing in a newsroom as a journalist
  • Must be a very good writer, copy editor

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