SNA1773 - Planning Journalist

قطاع: Planning & Operations
دائرة: Not Applicable
قسم: Not Applicable
نوع الاتصال: Permanent
المكان: Abu Dhabi
آخر موعد لتسلّم الطلبات: 16-Oct-2021
Job Description: The planning journalist is a senior member of the editorial team responsible for planning and generating future story ideas and assignments for Sky News Arabia's television and digital platforms.  You will work closely with the Planning Editor, executive producers and digital team, attending the key editorial meetings and overseeing a small team of Planning Journalists. You will play a lead role in shaping upcoming coverage for Sky News Arabia.  You will also ensure the team maintain forward diaries and develop contacts with relevant organizations and guests. Extensive experience working on both planning and news/assignments desk and as a Journalist or reporter in the field is a necessity as well as a keen interest in delivering quality coverage not just for our 24 hour rolling news channel but for Sky News Arabia’s digital content.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Encourage the team in finding case studies, briefing news editors and senior managers on all planning and logistical issues.
  • Gather news information, source guests and filming and online opportunities.
  • Liaise with reporters to help them develop broadcast packages and digital content.
  • Liaise with guest booking teams.
  • Ensure team are seeking relevant permissions and clearances for filming.
  • Other newsroom duties in newsgathering or output as required by 24-hour news cycle.
  • May be required to work on location on big news stories.
Key Skills, Experience and Education:
  • Significant experience of working in the news media industry.
  • Extensive existing contacts with news sources.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team of subordinates and superiors.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage workload and set priorities.
  • Self-starting and ability to think laterally.
  • Problem solver.
  • Fluent in both written and spoken Arabic and English.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in television news channels.
  • BA degree in any media discipline an advantage.
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2. Passport-size photograph


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

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