SNA1693 - News Producer

Division: Output
Department: Abu Dhabi Studio HQ
Section: Not Applicable
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Abu Dhabi
Closing Date: 05-Dec-2020
Job Description:

The producer is a member of an output team responsible for a segment of Sky News Arabia's programming. During your time slot, you will work under the direction of an Executive Producer to create and shape our news coverage writing scripts, cutting pictures, finding guests, developing graphics, and other work as required, both for TV and Social Media platforms. Your mission will be to produce original and market-leading news output while ensuring Sky News Arabia's editorial guidelines and values are adhered to. However, your main role will be to produce news for Sky News Arabia's television news channel and various Electronic platforms. You will embrace the full range of content delivery platforms, including online, digital and aim to develop cross-platform working practices and ideas wherever possible.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Working under the direction of an Executive Producer to produce distinctive and stylish news coverage for a segment of Sky News Arabia's programming.
  • Writing scripts for on-air talent, cut pictures using a newsroom production system, find guests, commission and write graphics, and other tasks as required.
  • Ensuring Sky News Arabia's editorial guidelines and values are adhered to.
  • Working with producers within your team and across the newsroom and the news desk and online to cultivate a collaborative approach to news gathering and delivery across Sky News Arabia.
  • Required to work within a shift pattern across the whole week and including nights to service a 24-hour news channel's needs.
  • May be required to produce on location in Abu Dhabi, the Middle East, North Africa, and internationally.
  • Ideate and produce video content.
  • Create and coordinate daily ''multimedia'' stories on Instagram and Snapchat for takeover by our network of talents across the country.
  • Produce on-the-field social video stories, as well as produce Facebook, Live broadcasts from our office or on location.
Key Skills, Experience and Education:
  • Experience in television news, including television news production.
  • Experience in video production and/or graphic design.
  • An excellent journalist with strong editorial judgment.
  • A strong spoken/written communicator can develop creative, clear, and concise storytelling for a variety of audiences.
  • A self-starter and strong teammate who can work independently and responsibly in a start-up style environment.
  • Previous experience in a national or international broadcast news channel.
  • Experience in newsroom production systems and desktop editing.
  • Experience of or appreciation of the benefits and difficulties of cross-platform working.
  • Evidence of a broad range of journalistic interests including social affairs, international politics, public policy, world business and economic affairs, Sciences, and the Arts.
  • BA in journalism or another related social science major.
  • Proven experience in content conception, development, and execution for digital platforms and younger-mindset audiences.
  • Comfortable shooting, editing, and generally being a jack-of-all-trades in production.
  • Shine with a 'can do' positive attitude and love collaborating with multiple partners.
  • Good knowledge of current post-production tools and processes and know your way around video editing software.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and rock at managing multiple assignments at once.
  • Fluent in both written and spoken Arabic and English.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience required.
Note: you will be required to attach the following: 1. Resume / CV
2. Passport-size photograph


Due to the fast paced nature of our business, vacancy closing dates are subject to change.

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