Overview : Al Jazeera.com is looking for an experienced and innovative digital Planning Producer. With a global audience of millions, the English website of Al Jazeera Media Network covers the world from a unique angle, with a focus on the human story.
The selected candidate will join our award-winning digital team and will work alongside the Senior Planning Producer to create long and short-term plans for our global news coverage.
They will help select the best stories for the Al Jazeera audience and ensure the brand leverages those stories across multiple digital platforms.
Contract Type : FreelanceThe Ideal Candidate : Based anywhere in the world, you have at least one year of experience in news coverage planning and an ability to suggest high quality content, including news stories, long-forms, interactives, and analyses for online platforms.
You possess outstanding planning skills, and a sound editorial judgment of global issues.You have a passion and commitment to the Al Jazeera spirit of journalism, and you are highly organised with a good understanding of social media ecosystems.
You’ll be part of a team pushing boundaries, evolving with and being one step ahead of digital trends.Key Responsibilities and Accountability : Help shape the editorial agenda to which they have been assigned.
Work closely with Al Jazeera’s.com Senior Planning Producer on planning and implementation of news coverage.Deal quickly and efficiently with events as they unfold.
Provide ideas and suggestions for news coverage on a daily basisWork closely with relevant regional bureaus on content ideasParticipate in the editorial meetings, and where needed present the daily and weekly prospectsKeep across all relevant diaries, agency outlooks and other forward-planning tools, and ensure teams are accredited for upcoming events in a timely fashionEnsure entries on network prospects / new logs adhere to house styleInteract as needed with other departments within the News division to ensure joined up coverage plans which include -where required - input from Creative, Output and Interview ProducersAs required, take on assignments for coordinating special coverage, which -if the coverage is global in nature -may include coordination with bureaus and planning desks outside of .
com.In coordination with the Senior Planning Producer, manage and help set the forward-planning editorial agenda.Take overall planning responsibility for stories and coverage plans in and across assigned region(s).
Assign and commission stories as required, following consultation with News-Desk editorsCompile and present the daily, weekly and monthly regional prospects, and with the support of the Senior Planning Producer implement changes, amendments and additions to the plan as requiredLiaise and work closely with .
com News-desk and Digital teams to ensure there is a consistently good workflow and communication between the teams running the on-the-day and long-form news agendaWork closely with other (English and Arabic) the network departments, attend their planning meetings, and where required, ensure cross-coverageWhere relevant, and in coordination with the Senior Planning Producer and News-Desk Editors, develop and maintain network of freelance stringers / producers / reporters in countries / cities where there is no Al Jazeera bureau presenceJob Requirements / Qualifications : Minimum Bachelor Degree in Journalism, Media, Communication or other related fieldsMinimum 1 year of professional experience in online media and news planningFluency in English and ArabicKnowledge of French and / or Mandarin Chinese is a plusSkills : Sound editorial judgment of global issues.
Highly organized and strong team player.Ability to lead team meetings and discussions.Ability to do work under tight pressure and deadlines.
Outstanding language skills, demonstrating precision and fluency in both spoken and written English and Arabic.