SNA1821 - Multimedia Journalist - Sport

Division: Output
Department: Sports Team
Section: Not Applicable
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Abu Dhabi
Closing Date: 19-Nov-2022
Job Description:

The Multimedia Journalist is a member of the Sports department team responsible for the development of Sky News Arabia Sports content. During your time slot, you will work under the direction of an Executive Producer / Senior Executive Producer to create and shape our Sports 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 Sports 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 Sports 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:
  • Producing distinctive Sports news coverage for Sky News Arabia's Sports segment.
  • Writing scripts for on-air talent, cutting pictures while using the newsroom production system, find guests, commission and write 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.
  • Producing content for SNA different digital platforms, demonstrating creativity and be involved with the digital teams and production process - from proposing ideas, meetings through to the delivery of the content.
  • 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.
  • May be required to produce on location in Abu Dhabi, the Middle East, North Africa, and internationally.
Key Skills, Experience and Education:
  • BA in journalism 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 and world Sports.
  • Experience in television news, including television Sports 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 5 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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