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 Lead Picture Editor

Doha, Qatar

JOB DESCRIPTION 

 

The title 

 Lead Picture Editor

Location 

 Doha, Qatar

Hours 

 Full Time

Contract

 Contract

Salary 

 Competitive

Posted date

 

 09/06/22

Closing date

 

 31/07/22

 

Purpose: 

As a senior member of the Operations team, the Media Editing lead is responsible for the future strategy and evolution of the editing and post-production within the Channel. This will include existing and emerging platforms. They are ultimately responsible for the management of the news and programs editing teams in order to service the needs of editorial for programs and newsroom. 

They will have experience working with internal and external clients while also possessing a comprehensive understanding of the requirements of editing and post-production as they exist within a 24/7 news/documentary and programs broadcaster. They must possess the ability to troubleshoot, design and implement operational solutions/workflows in order to facilitate a high level of, and uninterrupted service.  

They will have a detailed understanding of broadcast technology processes, particularly as it applies to editing, post-production, colour, grading and media operations. They must also understand the production chain from the point of acquisition, through to post-production, transmission and onwards into the archive. An understanding of live studio production is also a must. 

They must themselves be experienced news and craft editors, but also possess previous supervisory/management experience. They will be responsible for the recruitment, training and management of all staff within the editing section. 

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Manage and lead by example 
  • Motivate and inspire team members 
  • Design and implement workflows 
  • Mentor and develop team members; help resolve dysfunctional behaviour 
  • Facilitate problem-solving, collaboration and communication. Ensure that information flows bi-directionally between Senior Management and team members 
  • Designing and implementing policies for news and documentary editing 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of craft editing, and sound mixing 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of colour correcting/grading of documentary films 
  • Subtitling and mastering 
  • You will have a comprehensive technical knowledge of all editing hardware and software as you will be making decisions about the design and implementation of new edit suites and upgrades to existing suites 
  • You must also understand the integration that exists between editing and all other operational areas 
  • You will be required to read and evaluate large technical documents, BOQ’s and system schematics 
  • You will be required to aid in the design, installation, testing and commissioning of new systems 
  • You will need to be able to write, evaluate and/or approve acceptance documents 
  • You will need to be able to design training plans & 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 multi-lingual staff 
  • A creative eye and artistic sensibility  
  • Ability to work under pressure and achieve targets within deadline  
  • Good organisational skill 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 
  • 10 years of experience in relevant field 
  • Master or Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field 

 

Full Time Position

Digital Content Lead

Doha, Qatar

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

The title 

 Digital Content Lead

Location 

 Doha, Qatar

Hours 

 Full Time

Contract

 Contract

Salary 

 Competitive

Posted date

 

 13/05/22

Closing date

 

 30/06/22

 

About Ana Alaraby: 

Ana Alaraby (AA) is a leading digital channel from Alaraby Television Network. It is specialised in producing digital content covering 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 services. 

AA connects the audience through social media and video-on-demand platforms, producing interesting stories about politics, economy, art, sports, pop culture, science and public life, awareness, social topics and entertainment. Opens up horizons for the Arab viewers to express themselves, empower their voices, and document their memory. AA is using different formats such as social videos, short animation, documentaries, shows and presenter-led videos. 

The role: 

We are looking for an experienced editor-in-chief to lead the team in both editorial and creative teams to create digital-friendly and high-quality content (social videos, documentaries – digital show strands) for our platforms. From in-house production to commissioning. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Play a key role in developing content and publishing strategy for Ana Alaraby 
  • Oversee the execution of the approved production in line with the publishing strategy 
  • Lead Ana Alaraby Planning, input and output operations on all aspects 
  • Supervise Digital newsroom, features and programs and ensure that the rota is meeting the needs of approved content strategy 
  • Give editorial and creative directions to the team and provide mentorship and feedback to staff 
  • Monitors input and output of digital content to make sure it conforms to Alaraby Television Network editorial and creative standards 
  • Selects and defines tasks for team members, in consultation with the Senior Producers 
  • Develop and maintain effective communications with all stakeholders within the digital department (social media, VOD team and the website) 
  • Develop and maintain effective communications with all stakeholders within the network (Newsroom, Programs Department, HR, Finance, and procurement) 
  • Oversees workflow, rota, guidelines, newsgathering system and the publishing schedule 
  • Ensure 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 an updated calendar of events and coverage, and plan the productions accordingly 
  • Report to the Head of the Digital Department  

 

Required skills & experience: 

  • A University degree in a relevant discipline  
  • At least 7 years of experience in working in journalism, with 3 years of experience in a managerial role in the digital environment 
  • A combination of editorial, creative and technical Knowledge to ensure smooth running of operations, with an understanding of evolving audience requirements and preferences for digital content. Ensuring that new forms of content are being considered 
  • Experience in developing the content strategy 
  • Ability to analyse audience engagement and trends, and reflect that on tailoring the products 
  • In-depth knowledge of news and global affairs is a must, with strong editorial judgement 
  • Highly organized with strong time-management skills with an ability to cope with a huge volume of news and current affairs materials 
  • Experience in managing teams and news shifts, solving problems, work under the stress of breaking news and fast headline flow 
  • Excellent attention to details, delegation, take initiatives, organised and working with minimum supervision 
  • Strong skills in creative writing in Arabic, with a language that is appropriate and relevant to the style of Alaraby TV and ability to review and verify facts, images and scripts 
  • Excellent research skills especially in English, and ability to identify in-accurate, misleading and fake sources of information 
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to handle production workflow with different stakeholders 
  • Ability to follow up with multiple projects at a time   
  • 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 
  • Experience with newsgathering tools such (as Dataminr, TweetDeck, Crowdtangle, etc...) along with traditional newswires  
  • Knowledge of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube community standards and copyright policies 
Full Time Position

 Senior Digital Producer, Dailies

Doha, Qatar

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

The title 

 Senior Digital Producer, Dailies

Location 

 Doha, Qatar

Hours 

 Full Time

Contract

 Contract

Salary 

 Competitive

Posted date

 

 19/05/22

Closing date

 

 30/06/22

 

About Ana Alaraby:

Ana Alaraby (AA) is a leading digital channel from Alaraby Television Network. It is specialised in producing digital content covering 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 services.

AA connects the audience through social media and video-on-demand platforms, producing interesting stories about politics, economy, art, sports, pop culture, science and public life, awareness, social topics and entertainment. AA aspire to broaden the horizon of the Arab viewers, to express themselves, empower their voices, and document their memory. AA is using different formats such as social videos, short animation, documentaries, shows and presenter-led videos.

 

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced senior digital producer, who has very strong managerial and editorial skills. He/she will be responsible for leading a team of producers and video editors to produce outstanding, digital-friendly and high-quality content (social videos, raw videos, contextual videos and cards) that covers current affairs and news on its wide spectrum (politics, sport, entertainment, art, etc). His / her main responsibility will be planning and leading both input and output on a daily basis according to the rota.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the execution of the approved daily coverage, production and publishing strategy
  • Lead AA team on daily input and output operations in all aspects and hold editorial accountability for every produced piece of content
  • Supervise newsgathering process, manage the morning editorial meeting, spot production worthy stories, and define the editorial angle. and assign stories to the producers
  • Give editorial directions to the team, review and approve all aspect of the production (scripts, images, videos, titles, captions, metadata, thumbnails, etc)
  • Jump in the middle of covering, get hand dirty in producing stories when needed especially during breaking news
  • Oversee workflow, rota, guidelines, newsgathering system and the publishing schedule
  • Make sure the daily content is packaged to the high-end standards for each platform (thumbnails, tags, annotations, cards, description, titles, caption, metadata, rights)
  • Maintain and contribute to updated calendar of events and coverage, and plan the production according to the calendar
  • Spot key trends in the genre, including new subject territories and approaches for contemporary content
  • Work on a rota shift-based system, which includes weekends

 

Skills

Required skills & experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in working in journalism, with 3 years of experience in the digital environment
  • Experience in managing teams and news shifts, solving problems, working under the stress of breaking news and fast headline flow
  • Excellent attention to details and take initiatives, organised and working with minimum supervision
  • 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 and exertional ability to check and review facts, images and scripts
  • Ability to visualise data, dig deep to hunt appropriate video/image that reflects the script accurately
  • Excellent research skills especially in English and ability to identify in-accurate, misleading and fake sources of information
  • Familiar with fundamentals editorial, creative and technical aspects of social video production
  • 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
  • Have a strong understanding of evolving audience requirements and preferences for digital content
  • 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
  • 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
  • Experience with newsgathering tools such (as Dataminr, TweetDeck, Crowdtangle, etc...) along with traditional newswires
  • Knowledge of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube community standards and copyright policies
Full Time Position

Scheduling Manager

Doha, Qatar

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

 

The title 

 Scheduling Manager

Location 

 Doha, Qatar

Hours 

 Full Time

Contract

 Contract

Salary 

 Competitive

Posted date

 

 26/04/22

Closing date

 

 26/06/22

 

 

Purpose:

This is a key role which ensures that Alaraby TV’s programmes grid is built efficiently and follows the channel's editorial and commercial strategy.  

The Scheduling Manager will require regular liaison with the Channel Manager, Acquisitions, Programmes, Creative, Presentation, Transmission and Sales.

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To manage the vision for the mid & long-term programming making the most of available resources 
  • Work closely with the Director of News & Programs to ensure the application of channel strategy and in order to meet the channel objectives as well as ensure the best solutions to deliver a clear brand position 
  • Manage presentation scheduling team in order to build proper presentation schedules matching the channel's policies and strategy 
  • Manage presentation scheduling team regarding issues in the schedule, late changes and others 
  • Work closely with creative and marketing & sales teams to define and apply promotion strategy and to ensure it matches the programme strategy. Provide with schedule insights and opportunities for strategic promotion 
  • Work closely with the sales team in order to allocate accurate sales air time 
  • Liaise with relevant departments such as acquisition and programmes teams for forward planning as well as updates and changes to ensure accurate information is entered into the system 
  • To oversee and resolve cross channel scheduling strategies. To coordinate the flow of information across and between different services to ensure that schedules across all services are accurate and that plans to share themes and avoid duplication/clashes are taken. 
  • Update and maintain the program asset database with current contract information, run availability and scheduling parameters. 
  • Provide broadcast air date reports to acquired programming distributors on a monthly basis

Skills

Key Skills and Attributes:

  • Experience in scheduling. Preferably in channels with Middle Eastern and North African audiences
  • Familiar with current trends in Presentation, Promotions, Media Planning  
  • Pro-active and able to identify and apply decisions 
  • Demonstrate ability to be flexible and work well under pressure 
  • Able to implement changes and forward-thinking 
  • Able to find innovative and creative solutions for challenges 
  • Knowledge of the Middle East television Landscape and a genuine interest in the TV industry 
  • Knowledge of OFCOM regulations is a plus 
  • Arabic speaker is desirable

 

Qualifications and Experience:

  • More than 8 years of experience in relevant field 
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field 

 

Full Time Position

Satellite Desk Coordinator

Doha, Qatar

JOB DESCRIPTION 

 

The title 

 Satellite Desk Coordinator

Location 

 Doha, Qatar

Hours 

 Full Time

Contract

 Contract

Salary 

 Competitive

Posted date

 06/01/22

Closing date

 06/03/22

 

Purpose:

The Satellite Desk Coordinator is responsible for booking production and transmission, coordinating, monitoring and managing successful delivery for scheduled production and transmission services. 

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Undertake monitoring Control of the channel off air and escalation process with DTH providers.
  • Effectively receive and record Feeds/transmissions via Satellite, Fibre and cellular devises such as TVU making sure the quality is up to Alaraby TV standards.
  • Booking crews, satellite feeds, and circuits, allocating the much-needed resources in the best-known way to serve the editorial needs; leaving minimum chances for mistakes or risk and working to tight deadlines and strict budgets.
  • Minimize troubleshooting time to the minimum to avoid any failure or delay.
  • Identify faults and take immediate preventative action to restore traffic.
  • Reporting clearly in the booking system all technical or operational issues observed during transmissions.
  • Escalating technical issues to relevant support unit as well as to external providers
  • Setting up the IPDs and steerable antennas to the required satellites.
  • Coordinate effectively with operators in the field to support remote operations via satellite, fibre, and IP networks.
  • Ensuring successful delivery by monitoring and managing a time table for scheduled transmissions and resolving any troubleshoot if any crisis occurs to the service.
  • Working alongside with the Planning and Assignment team to prepare the needed logistic support for upcoming events.

Skills:

  • Fluent English speaker and able to communicate effectively verbally & in writing.
  • Arabic speaker is preferable but not essential.
  • Comprehensive, and detailed, understanding of a live 24-hour broadcast environment.
  • Good understanding of satellite and IP based communication technology, broadcasting and Video Compression standards.
  • Good to have knowledge on dealing with local market rates for satellite and crew booking
  • Ability to prioritize, problem solve and multi-task.
  • Ability to perform under pressure in a live news environment.

 

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is preferred.
  • 2 years or more experience in a relevant field is preferred