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Deputy News Editor
Aljazeera Deputy News Editor News - New York, NY - Full Time Summary: To assist the News Editors in the smooth running of the News desk operations as directed. Key Responsibilities: Responsible for broadcasting news in line with the AJI news agenda Assist in preparing prospects for the days stories. Assist with managing the News desk, working closely with the Programme Editors in deciding and driving the days editorial agenda Deputies for the News Editors in their absence. Assigning and liaising closely with teams in the field. Coordinating recorded and live material brought into the newsroom. Brief the Broadcast Centre coming on air next. Representing AJI in field whilst covering stories Be aware of how a stories shape is affected by the different AJI programs Get involved in a variety of other special one-off projects Take on other roles at short notice Recognize and shape stories which are in line with AJI News agenda Use Browse Edit to produce packages Act up on News desk when required. Fill in on the Planning Desk when required. Perform other duties relevant to the job as requested Experience & Educations: Experience of managing a team of people working in a busy international newsroom. Ability to drive story ideas of international quality. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Sharp journalist judgment. A Flexible approach to both tasks and schedules A cool and calm manner under pressure IT Literate Perseverance and stamina An eye for detail, taking responsibility to ensure stories are factually accurate and informative An acute understanding of AJI news agenda and viewer Knowledge & Skills: Local and international knowledge in current affairs News Sources and Aljazeera editorial integrity and ethics Editorial and Journalism standards Understanding of work flow of a large global news operation Ability to work under pressure Able to improvise Ability to defuse crises Ability to multitask Clear, concise thinker Attention to detail Core Competencies: Communication Decision Making Attention to details Problem solving Team work Performance Measures: General knowledge of global news Editorial judgment Logistics management Eye for detail and follow up English language fluency