Planning Producer (Dubai)

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Key Responsibilities

  • Works directly with the planning & assignment desk to request packages from the bureaus for the next day news agenda or any other projects.
  • Coordinate with bureau reporters to execute investigative and planned stories that generate news headlines.
  • Develop ideas in places not necessarily covered by bureaus network and provide resources to execute these stories, this includes case studies, unique stories and seasons.
  • Prepares weekly planning meeting and liaise directly with News gathering Editor.
  • Coordinates with operations and Assignment to guarantee a swift and smooth workflow in bureaus and deployments, this includes resourcing permissions and logistics.
  • Make sure to maintain best quality of reports; this includes, and not limited to accurate content, proof reading and precise video and sound edit.
  • Apply creative and innovative methods in daily production and also uses different journalism genres to diversify the content.
  • Understands the needs of the multiplatform channel and supplies digital assets with highly crafted content that generates viewership and editorial excellence.
  • May be deployed to field trips and special coverage as reporter or field producer. 


Skills & Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism or other related social science
  • 3 – 5 years’ work experience in planning or newsgathering.
  • Good communication skills and ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Masters Arabic language both written and spoken, also fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Experience in Media and News production
  • Experience in reports production processes
  • Experience in ideas, & all content assessment Experience in Media and News production in International Newsroom
  • Understand and be familiar with the latest broadcast technology.
  • Latest news / general awareness
  • Knowledge of Media / news production process
  • Research & Analytical skills
  • Editorial judgment
  • Ability to investigate or verify accuracy of news
  • Basic financial management / budgeting

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