SNA1795 - Business Editor

Division: Output
Department: Business Team
Section: Not Applicable
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Abu Dhabi
Closing Date: 20-Jan-2022
Job Description:

The Business Editor is a member of the business team responsible for the development of Sky News Arabia's business content. During your time slot, you will work under the direction of the business Senior Executive Producer to create and shape our business news coverage on TV, website, and social media platforms. Plan and execute events coverage, commercial content.

Your mission will be to produce original and market-leading business news while ensuring Sky News Arabia's editorial guidelines and values are adhered to and generate ideas, research topics and initiate contacts with prospective guests and interviewees. However, your main role will be to produce business news for Sky News Arabia's television news channel and various digital platforms. You will embrace the full range of content delivery platforms.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Prepare yearly events agenda and business staff deployment and rota.
  • Assign tasks and manage the team.
  • Coordinate content and interviews between different platforms.
  • Produce distinctive and stylish market-leading business news coverage for SNA multi-platforms.TV, website, and social media
  • Produce original light/ entertaining/ young business stories/ shows to be posted on all SNA digital assets
  • Writing scripts for on-air talent, cutting pictures while using the newsroom production system, finding guests, commission and writing graphics, and other tasks as required.
  • Working with Journalists 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.
  • Ideating and producing video content.
  • Work on exclusive interviews with Decision-makers, VIPs and CEOs for SNA multi platforms.TV, website and social media and package it right based on the platform
  • Covering economic events 
  • Ensuring Sky News Arabia's editorial guidelines and values are adhered to.
  • Required to work within a shift pattern across the whole week, including nights, to service a 24-hour news channel's needs.
  • Required to produce on location in Abu Dhabi, the Middle East, North Africa, and internationally.
Key Skills, Experience and Education:
  • BA in Finance or another related social science major.
  • 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.
  • Experience in television news, including television business news production.
  • Experience in video production and/or graphic design.
  • Proven experience in content conception, development, and execution for digital platforms and younger-mind set audiences.
  • Good knowledge of current post-production tools and processes and know your way around video editing software.
  • An excellent journalist with strong editorial judgment.
  • A strong spoken/written communicator can develop creative, clear, and concise storytelling for various audiences.
  • A self-starter and strong teammate who can work independently and responsibly in a start-up-style environment.
  • Shine with a 'can do' positive attitude and love collaborating with multiple partners.
  • 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 10 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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