SNA1811 - Senior Multimedia Journalist - Online

Division: Digital (Editorial)
Department: Digital Content Team
Section: Not Applicable
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Abu Dhabi
Closing Date: 11-Jun-2022
Job Description:

The Senior Multimedia Journalist is required to research and produce stories in all formats and styles for Sky News Arabia's Website.

Digital storytelling is the main requirement, with a strong understanding of story treatment and legal requirements.

You will also be required to have knowledge of digital production and content management systems. Your mission will be to produce original and market-leading multimedia content while ensuring Sky News Arabia's editorial guidelines and values are adhered to.

You'll be required to work shifts, covering weekdays and weekends, including night shifts, to maintain the 24/7 news output of SNA and carry out any other duties assigned to you in digital and other news departments
Key Responsibilities:
  • Working under the Online Editor direction to produce distinctive and stylish news and features content for Sky News Arabia website.
  • Innovating and creating stories – mainly writing, editing, image gallery.
  • Generating ideas and material that can work across all platforms in order to maximize impact and efficiencies. To help increase the co-operation between teams and ensure more collaborative future planning.
  • Ensuring Sky News Arabia's editorial guidelines and values are adhered to.
  • Demonstrating ability to show clear and innovative thinking on how to exploit the market.
  • Participating in the whole news agenda of the day (shift) to be able to devise ideas for coverage of certain stories visually.
  • Proving desire to work with other Journalists within your team and across the newsroom, as well as with the news desk, to cultivate a collaborative approach to news gathering and delivery across Sky News Arabia.
  • Required at times to take responsibility for the supervision of SNA website.
  • Must present in depth knowledge of production and content management systems.
Key Skills, Experience and Education:
  • Strong editorial judgement and the ability to make decisions under tight deadlines.
  • Experience working in a multimedia environment, strong digital understanding and awareness.
  • Experience in Photoshop and editing video desirable.
  • A full command of written and spoken Arabic and English.
  • Well-developed organizational skills and the ability to maintain a high standard of performance whilst working under breaking news pressure.
  • Able to multitask and manage time.
  • Good team working skills both as a team leader and a team player.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in a relevant field.
  • BA in media or relevant subject.
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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