Job Title
Head of Planning
Arabic Channel
Closing Date
31 August
  Functional Area
Contract Type
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Job Introduction
Develop daily, monthly and annual effective television editorial plans, including news plans for all major events
• Communicating with overseas offices and newsroom, ensuring the best coverage.
• Participate in editorial meetings and propose ideas for news and related stories, including stories that need further elaboration or development
• Provide and present coverage plans in an orderly and mature manner
• Distribution of work and assignments in a manner that positively reflects coverage plans
• Development of a content development plan, based on specific deadlines, with intelligent management of resources, sites, logistics and budgets
• Ensure proper planning for all events, while retaining the targeted creative angles (content and type of coverage)
• Collect news and information from offices and agencies, and contact correspondents to follow up on recent events and developments
• Coordinate with the graphics team under creative directorate and provide accurate information to help produce news stories
• Coordinate with the interview section in proposing and booking suitable guests
• Direct supervision and implementation of special coverage plans
• Keep abreast of news developments within the region through continuous search and monitoring of news sources
• Lead the team to generate creative ideas that enhance the Al Jazeera’s mission and reputation
• The minimum level is a bachelor's degree in journalism, media and communication disciplines or any related specialization
10 years of experience in the television field, including a minimum of 3 years of field work as a reporter
• Communication skills, which include the art of listening as well as the ability to talk to other teams.
• Editorial and persuasive drafting skills to build the engaging narrative for different audiences, both internally and externally
• Understanding work within a multi-platform and diverse work environment
• Inspire staff and create an environment in which creativity flourishes, building teams with a variety of skills and expertise
• Contribute to the strategy of Al Jazeera channel by understanding and combining channel interests and external opportunities
• Ability to coordinate and leverage the capabilities of the Al Jazeera network
• Ability to contain critical situations and solve occupational and administrative problems
• Capacity to administer the budget for field coverage
• Working under pressure
• Editorial integrity and adherence to the Code of Ethics for Professional Journalism
• Broad knowledge of current issues and in depth awareness of the needs and interests of audiences
• General understanding of the law of intellectual property rights and the legal effects associated with the stages and process of production, particularly with regard to the consent of the guest as well as the covering location