Alghad TV

Park Royal, London, NW10




Planning Journalist
We are seeking a Planning Journalist to work as first point of contact for internal and external teams who need to coordinate coverage, interviews, duty trips and more.
About Alghad TV
Alghad TV is an Arabic language satellite and online news channel which was first launched in 2012. It broadcasts international and Middle East news 24/7 to many audiences around the globe; specifically, Arabic speaking audiences. Alghad TV has 34 news bureaus around the world with more than 50 correspondents. Alghad TV delivers objective and accurate news away from sectorial and regional conflicts giving an alternative voice to audiences in a region where the media has become very divided and polarized. Alghad TV promotes the culture of tolerance and aims to enlighten the views of its audiences.

About the Role
The Planning Journalist will work as a first point of contact for internal and external teams who need to coordinate coverage, interviews, duty trips and more.

Principal Accountabilities:
  • Planning coverage
  • Arranging interviews with correspondents and guests
  • Taking part in meetings and discussions
  • Building strong relationships with internal teams and external bodies
  • Suggesting strong and creative ideas for daily and special coverage
  • Carrying out other duties assigned by managers.

Scope & Impact
The role directly impacts our output. The post holder must have high levels of personal integrity and is required to take a considerable level of personal responsibility for their work. Organized and systematic in approach, with punctilious attention to detail, candidates must be capable of exercising good judgement and be able to work effectively and calmly under pressure and to tight deadlines.

  • Reports to the Head of News
  • Liaises with internal departments at all levels
  • Communicates routinely and professionally with Alghad TV and anyone associated to Alghad TV.

About You
Experience, Knowledge & Skills required:
  • Thorough understanding of international and Middle East Affairs
  • Excellent editorial judgement
  • Highly developed communication skills in Arabic and English, both verbal and written
  • Good knowledge of TV production techniques and facilities
  • Knowledge of information sources for breaking news and for advance research
  • University degree in Journalism or at least two-year experience in news environment
  • Arabic language.

Key Competencies:
  • Communication – strong written and verbal skills to work effectively and diplomatically with contacts at all levels including clients
  • Problem solving - able to simplify complex problems and to explore/evaluate them systematically
  • Planning & Organizing - able to think ahead proactively, to establish an efficient and appropriate course of action for self and others. Prioritize and plan activities taking into account all the relevant issues and factors to manage time effectively
  • Working under pressure – able to maintain attention to detail, multi-task and deliver to a tight transmission/delivery deadline. Works productively in high a pressure environment and keeps emotions under control. Learns from setbacks
  • Managing relationships - to build and maintain effective working relationships. Work with others to be part of a team, as opposed to working separately or competitively.

  • Hours of work: Full time 40-hour week – based on a rota shift pattern.

Next Step
To Apply:
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