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Digital Producer, features (commissioning & in house)

Doha, Qatar

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

Job title 

Digital Producer, features (commissioning & in house)

Location 

Doha

Hours

Full Time

Contract

Contract

Salary

N/A

Posted date

 

23/09/21

Closing date

 

07/10/21

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Department

Digital

Reporting to

Digital Unit Manager

Unit

Ana Alaraby

 

 

 

About Ana Alaraby:

Ana Alaraby is a leading digital channel from Alaraby Television Network. It is specialising in producing digital content that covers trending topics, pop culture, current affairs, awareness, educational, social topics and entertainment. The channel is distributing its content over social media platforms and Alaraby VOD service.

Ana Alaraby aims to open up horizons for the Arab viewer to express himself, empower his voice, and document his memory. Ana Alaraby is using different formats such as social videos, short animation, documentaries, shows and presenter-led videos.

The role:

We are looking for an experienced producer who will focus on producing outstanding, digital friendly and sharp features (documentaries – digital show strands) for our platforms. From in-house production to commissioning, his/her main responsibility will be to deliver well packed product that inform, inspire and educate the audience.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Oversee the execution of the approved production and publishing strategy.
    • Produce in-house explainer videos, in depth features and digital strand. The process includes originating & pitching ideas, conducting deep research, writing & visualising scripts, liaising with & assigning production team, supervising production stage, commissioning graphics and illustrations, and supervise all post production aspects.
    • Supervise & commission Alaraby reporters and freelance filmmakers in order to produce high-end documentaries and digital show strands on both scales scripted and unscripted. This includes pitching ideas, writing synopses, treatments and scripts, assigning reporters on the field and freelance filmmakers, giving full and detailed editorial and creative directions. Also, providing logistic support and approving budget & delivery deadlines.
    • Work closely with different stakeholders, internally like (procurement - finance - production - legal) and externally (agencies, suppliers, freelancers and crowed sourcing platforms such as story hunter)
    • Make sure the delivery of both in-house and commissioned production is packaged to the high-end standards for each platform (thumbnails, tags, annotations, cards, description, titles, post, metadata, rights, promos and marketing materials)
    • Maintain and contribute to the updated calendar of events and coverage, and planning the productions according to the calendar.
    • Have a strong understanding of evolving audience requirements, including in relation to digital content, ensuring that new forms of content are being considered as part of the commissioning process.
    • Spot key trends in the genre, including new subject territories and approaches for contemporary content.

 

Essential skills required:

    • Excellent skills in creative writing in Arabic, with a language that is appropriate and relevant to the style of Alaraby TV, with no spelling/grammatical errors
    • Ability to visualise data, dig deep to hunt appropriate video/image that reflects the script accurately.  
    • Excellent attention to details and take initiatives, organised and work with minimum supervision.
    • Excellent research skills especially in English and ability to identify in-accurate, misleading and fake sources of information.  
    • Familiar with digital cameras (such DSLR and mirrorless) 
    • Familiar with fundamentals editorial, creative and technical aspects of filmmaking.
    • Sound editorial judgement and Familiar with Alaraby editorial tone 
    • Familiar with budgeting template (above the line and below the line)
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to handle production workflow with different stakeholders.
    • Hands-on Adobe Photoshop and Premiere. 
    • Ability to follow up with multiple projects at a time. 
    • Work effectively within tight deadlines whilst meeting timelines   
    • Monitors traditional and non-traditional international news sources and has good knowledge of the top editorial files in the MENA region  
    • Passionate with infographics and storytelling.
    • News junkie on its wide spectrum (politics, sport, culture, art, economics)
    • Wide awareness of digital content channels that are targeting Millennials and Generation Z in MENA and the globe in general.
    • Have a strong understanding of evolving audience requirements and preferences for digital content. 
    • Knowledge of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube community standards and copyright policies.

Qualification & Experience:

    • Degree in a relevant field or equivalent.
    • At least 5 years of experience in working in journalism or filmmaking.
    • Experience in writing Two-column scripts with the ability to list audio/video details.  

 

 

Full Time Position

Animator & Motion Graphic Designer

Doha, Qatar

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job title: Animator & Motion Graphic Designer

Location: Doha

Hours: Full Time

Contract: Contract

Salary: N/A

Posted date: 13/09/21

Closing date: 03/10/21

Department: Digital 

Reporting to: Digital Unit Manager 

Unit: Ana Alaraby

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Main Duties and Responsibilities

About Ana Alaraby:

Ana Alaraby is a leading digital channel from Alaraby Television Network. It is specialising in producing digital content that covers trending topics, pop culture, current affairs, awareness, educational, social topics and entertainment. The channel is distributing its content over social media platforms and Alaraby VOD service. 

Ana Alaraby aims to open up horizons for the Arab viewer to express himself, empower his voice, and document his memory. Ana Alaraby is using different formats such as social videos, short animation, documentaries, shows and presenter-led videos.

The role:

We are looking for an artist, who will be responsible for creation of assets, delivering high quality of illustrators, animation, concept art, art direction and advanced motion graphic elements. Be part of every stage in the creative process, from conceptualization to delivery.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

·        Creating and designing creative work for Ana Alaraby such as posters, animated stories, social videos, motion graphic designs, etc... 

·        Update Ana Alaraby creative playbook with most recent visual arts trends. 

·        Comprehensive operational and creative knowledge of video editing, motion graphics and animation software like Adobe suite 

·        Passionate about trending topics conversations that might be interesting to the Millennium youth, and have a desire to present it in a smart, conversational tone tailor-made for social media. 

·        Ability to design graphics for cross-platform and find a technical/artistic solution to problems. 

·        Ability to visualize abstract ideas and editorial scripts 

·        Work quickly and efficiently under pressure. 

·        Previous experience in art direction and concept art. 

·        Ability to create vectors, characters, illustrations & backgrounds from scratch. 

·        Ability to animate different visual elements (illustrations, vectors, characters and any other objects) and deliver a high-quality finished product. 

·        Ability to deal with many projects effectively. 

·        Ability to using team management and coordination apps 

·        Excellent sense of timing, a knowledge for the best ways to grab viewers. 

·        Packaging videos up to the market standards. 

 

Essential skills required:

·        Excellent skills in creative writing in Arabic, with a language that is appropriate and relevant to the style of Alaraby TV, with no spelling/grammatical errors 

·        Excellent knowledge of After Effects – Photoshop – Premiere – Illustrator 

·        Sensational portfolio of work 

·        Video editing skills 

·        Sound design experiences 

·        Excellent attention to details and take initiatives, organised and work with minimum supervision.

·        Sound editorial judgement and Familiar with Alaraby editorial tone  

·        Excellent communication skills and ability to handle production workflow with different stakeholders. 

·        Hands-on adobe Photoshop and Premiere.  

·        Ability to follow up with multiple projects at a time.  

·        Work effectively within tight deadlines whilst meeting time lines    

·        Monitors traditional and non-traditional international news sources and good knowledge of the top editorial files in the MENA region  

·        Wide awareness of digital content channels that are targeting Millennials and generation Z in MENA and the globe in general.

·        Have a strong understanding of evolving audience requirements and preferences for digital content.  

·        Knowledge of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube community standards and copyright policies.

 

Qualification & Experience:

·        At least 4 years of experience in a production company, media organization or agency. 

·        Bonus skill: knowledge of 3D animation software 

·        Degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant field.

Full Time Position

Picture Editor

Doha, Qatar - London, UK

Main Purpose/Job Summary
Picture Editor is responsible to Assembling all raw footage with camera shots either recorded or transferred packages to live, oversee the quality of progress and quality control of the project to the Alaraby TV standards.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assembling all raw footage with camera shots either recorded or transferred onto videotape in preparation for inputting the computer
  • Inputting uncut rushes and sound, and synchronizing and storing them into files on the computer
  • Digitally cutting the files to put together the sequence of the film and deciding what is usable
  • Creating an or assembly edit of the programme/film and determining the exact cutting for the next and final stages
  • Reordering and tweaking the content to ensure the logical sequencing and smooth running of the film/video
  • Overseeing the quality and progress of audio and video engineering and editing
  • Quality control the final product before broadcasting to reflect Alaraby TV policies and approaches.
  • Reporting on and monitoring quality assurance of sites.
  • Meeting the OFCOM standards.
  • Understand our technical standards
  • Understands & meets channels broadcast & audio/video standards
  • Ability to perform under pressure in a Live news environment
     

Key Skills/ Personal Attributes and Knowledge:

  • Experience of working on a busy picture desk -ideally broadcast but if not, then within a busy media title
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in Adobe Premiere and/or different editing software
  • Capacity to communicate with multilingual staff.
  • Creative eye and artistic sensibility
  • Ability to work under pressure and achieve targets within deadline
  • Good organisational skill
  • Department Operations Reporting to Lead Picture Editor
  • Unit Picture Editing
  • Job title Picture Editor

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written skills in Arabic is Essential
  • Relevant qualification in photography/film/television, communications or media studies, English or business studies preferred.
  • 3 years’ experience in relevant field
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
Full Time Position

Senior Journalist

Doha, Qatar - London, UK

Main Purpose/Job Summary 
Produce and support creative and engaging news and Programmes material to an exceptionally high standard for daily, next day or longer-term coverage news and programmes.   

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Research, Write, translate and adapt items, news stories or programme material and to edit packages at the desktop 

  • Take the lead of In-House reporting for major bulletins and breaking news  

  • To keep up to date with main news stories and undertake background research and checking on factual information  

  • Flexible and prepared to take on any role required by the Producers, Senior Producers and  Executive Producers in response to the needs of the Newsroom 

  • Occasional deployment in the field for specific projects requiring technical expertise and editorial judgement  

  • Maintain an accurate, comprehensive and up to date version of diaries and contacts  

  • Manage a moving story, amending and updating material as required to build compelling and engaging news material  

  • Present live or recorded TV slots and segments if required  

  • Liaise with producers, gathering information and advice on stories and coverage 

  • Provide ideas and suggestions for news output, stories and attend pre programme and planning and editorial meetings  

  • To work with technical systems and manage a range of video, audio and digital equipment and other technology to research, write, assemble, edit and deliver programmes to an exceptional high standard whilst in the appropriate medium  

  • Maintain knowledge of the changes in the media industry and upcoming digital transformation and its uses 

  • Gather information and advice on running stories from the field by fact finding and undertaking background research to support the Newsroom  

  • Promote and encourage team work and collaboration across the business  

  • To be responsible for a moving story, amending and updating material as required in order to produce compelling and engaging news sequences. 

  • To think through and around editorial problems. 

  • To liaise closely with other team members and with contributors, reporters. 

  • To undertake pre and post production and studio work, live and pre-recorded. After appropriate training, use a range of video, audio & digital equipment and information technology to research, write, assemble, edit and deliver programmes in the appropriate medium, to the highest professional standards. 

  • To produce graphics at the desktop and in collaboration with graphic designers. 

  • To be familiar with different technical systems, including news production systems, demonstrate a willingness to learn to operate new technology systems and to be able to adapt to different working methods. 

  • To, understand changes in the media industry and upcoming digital transformation and the use of modern technologies. 

  • To be in good knowledge of the News and Current affairs of the MENA region and worldwide 

  • To observe and carry out any requirement outlined in Alaraby’s safety. 

  • To carry out the above duties and responsibilities in accordance with applicable legal, including broadcast regulations, specifically in accordance with the Ofcom Code. 

Essential:

  • Provides and demonstrates strategic, conceptual and analytical skills including a solid understanding of Journalistic and Editorial knowledge and judgement.  

  • Able to work with minimum supervision within a fast paced environment and achieve objectives  

  • Proven track record of delivering what is required within tight deadlines and to an exceptionally good standard 

  • Works with precision, accuracy and applies a high attention to detail 

  • Effective communications and presentation skills using multimedia tools 

  • Demonstrates flexibility by adapting and working effectively in a variety of situations whilst appreciating different and opposing perspectives and able to adapt own style and approach to deal with differing situations  

  • Approachable manner that encourages positive interaction with colleague, teams and others 

  • Proven Analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills  

  • A full command and up to date knowledge of spoken and written modern standard Arabic language of a high standard 

  • Able to write, adapt and translate with accuracy, clarity and style as appropriate to different audience groups and media groups and articulate and able to communicate effectively at a professional broadcasting standard.  

  • Up to date knowledge of regional and international news 

  • Appreciates and understands the benefits and importance of social media and digital technologies  

  • Excellent understanding of editorial guidelines and able to identify trends and potential issues   

  • Dealing with live ‘breaking news’ and developing ideas resulting in turning into successful creative programme with speed 

  • Able to demonstrate a very good understanding of news and current affairs programmes and the types of audiences they attract  

  • A good understanding of the Company’s legal obligations when developing news stories for broadcasting and publications 

  • Able to travel internationally when required 

  • Ability to demonstrate a courteous, professional work ethic 

  • A collaborative team member who encourages positive interactions and builds relationships  

  • Demonstrate experience as an effective and successful Journalist with an expansive knowledge of news and current events 

  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines 

  • Experience and thorough understanding of the Company’s legal obligations, including the Ofcom Code 

Desirable:

  • +10 years of experience in working in a pan-Arab TV environment, 5 of which in a similar senior role  

Education/Qualification:

  • A degree in journalism or equivalent.  

Full Time Position

Producer - Planning

Doha, Qatar - London, UK

Main Purpose/Job Summary
To take responsibility and accountability as a member of the news team by contributing to the management of the daily news agenda across all platforms, driving key stories ‘on the day’ news coverage and commissioning the Assignment desk to deliver high quality content whilst managing deadlines and all resources to an exemplary high standard. You will assist the Senior Producer in leading deployments and ensure the most efficient use of resources to deliver the best possible news content. You will be fully engaged with the team in providing an efficient and comprehensive plan on both strategic and day-to-day levels. 

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • To play a leading role in the development of 24/7 TV journalism, and to contribute to the overall shape and editorial strength of the Channel and the news content.  

  • Follow up on the risk assessment process for deployment.  

  • To deploy resources when needed  

  • Write, translate and adapt items, news stories or programme material and to edit packages at the desktop 

  • To liaise closely with team colleagues and all contributors, reporters, stringers and when commissioning material, to provide effective guidance and support  

  • Liaise with correspondents and senior producers, gathering information and advice on stories and coverage 

  • Provide ideas and suggestions for news bulletins and programmes, stories and attend pre programme and take an active role in all planning meetings 

  • To work with technical systems and manage a range of video, audio and digital equipment and other technology to research, write, assemble, edit and deliver programmes to an exceptional high standard whilst in the appropriate medium  

  • To plan daily news coverage, commissioning TV and digital content from correspondents in the field 

  • Work closely with correspondents to ensure effective television packages and live broadcasting is delivered on time and to a consistent high standard 

  • Provide proactive support and assist in forward planning with bookings  

  • Gather information and advice on running stories from the field by fact finding and undertaking background research to support the Newsroom  

  • Sound knowledge of conditions of service and general terms of employment relating to employees and freelancers 

  • Contribute to the strategic planning and research, commission reporters and stringers. Coordinate coverage of major events of interest to broad audiences whilst managing resources   

  • Plan long term projects and manage the commissioning and designing program features 

  • Develop and maintain accurate, comprehensive and daily diaries, calendars and contact details  

  • Manage and deploy staff with the necessary editorial and technical expertise and interpersonal skills who will be able to fit into a diverse environment  

  • Utilise new technologies in delivering journalism to audiences and lead by example in operating new systems, flexibility and applying differing work methods 

  • Manage, conduct and record risk assessments as required and in line with the company security and safety policy 

  • Deputise for senior Producers in their absence as required 

  • Promote and encourage team work and collaboration 

  • To be responsible for a moving story, amending and updating material as required in order to build compelling and engaging news sequences. 

  • To assist in planning next day or longer term coverage, booking two-ways and packages from correspondents in the field, and a range of related tasks. 

  • To suggest new angles and formats on existing stories in order to bring them to life for the audience. 

  • To be up to date with the main stories, fact checking; undertaking background research as required. 

  • To think through and around editorial problems. 

  • To liaise closely with other team members and with contributors, reporters and stringers and when commissioning material to give effective guidance. 

  • To undertake pre and post production and studio work, live and pre-recorded. After appropriate training, use a range of video, audio & digital equipment and information technology to research, write, assemble, edit and deliver programmes in the appropriate medium, to the highest professional standards. 

  • To understand changes in the media industry and upcoming digital transformation and the use of modern technologies. 

  • To find contributors and interviewees when required, as well as other sources of material and/or actuality, as appropriate and to the required specification. 

  • Occasional deployment in the field for the right person with the appropriate technical expertise and editorial judgement. 

  • To observe and carry out any requirement outlined in Alaraby’s safety policy and specifically to conduct risk assessments when appropriate. 

  • To carry out the above duties and responsibilities in accordance with applicable legal obligations, including broadcast regulations specifically in accordance with the Ofcom Code. 

Essential:

  • Able to demonstrate strategic, conceptual and analytical skills including a solid understanding of Journalistic and Editorial knowledge.  

  • Previous experience in a Producer role or similar role 

  • Experience of managing through organisational challenges and unifying teams  

  • Able to work with minimum supervision within a fast paced environment and achieve objectives  

  • Proven track record of delivering what is required within tight deadlines and exceptional standard 

  • Able to work with precision, accuracy and applies a high attention to detail 

  • Effective presentation skills using multimedia tools 

  • Approachable manner that encourages positive interaction with others 

  • Proven Analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills  

  • Decisive, ‘hands on’ change team member who is capable of managing change positively and seamlessly 

  • Managing performance issues to maximise output of team members and reports  

  • A full command and up to date knowledge of spoken and written modern standard Arabic language  

  • Good standard of spoken and written English  

  • Sound Editorial knowledge and able to identify trends and potential issues   

  • Dealing with live ‘breaking news’ and developing ideas resulting in turning into successful creative programme with speed 

  • Able to demonstrate a very good understanding of news and current affairs programmes and the types of audiences they attract    

  • Successful track record of conveying programme ideas to the Editors and contributing to the planning process  

  • Experience and thorough understanding of the Company’s legal obligations, including broadcast regulations specifically the Ofcom Code, when planning, and developing news stories for broadcasting and publications 

  • A flexible and ‘can do’ approach applied to all areas within the role of a Senior Broadcast Journalist  

  • Able to travel internationally when required 

  • Ability to demonstrate a courteous, professional work ethic 

Desirable:

  • 5+ years of experience in a similar Arabic TV environment at a similar level  

Education/Qualification 

  • BA degree or equivalent  
  • A level English or equivalent