Alghad TV

Park Royal, London, NW10




Broadcast Journalist
We need an experienced Broadcast Journalist to work both inside and outside the newsroom.
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
We need an experienced Broadcast Journalist to work both inside and outside the newsroom. Every week you will have shifts to work as a Broadcast Journalist and/or shifts to work outside as a Reporter.

Shifts may change on every rota to meet the needs of the work.  We expect you to be reliable, well organized, a strong communicator, flexible, and to like challenges that offer the opportunity to learn new skills.

Principal Accountabilities:
  • To research, write, translate and edit stories, and take responsibility for moving stories
  • Finding contributors and interviewees as appropriate
  • Suggesting creative ideas for presenting stories to audiences
  • To liaise effectively with other internal teams and external bodies
  • Carrying out other duties assigned by managers
  • To voice and edit packages
  • Pre and post production and studio work, live and pre-recorded
  • To perform on air with or without a script
  • Conduct interviews and chair discussions, live or pre-recorded.

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 Senior producer
  • Liaises with internal departments at all levels in the news room
  • 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
  • Good broadcasting voice
  • Good Knowledge of TV production techniques and facilities
  • Knowledge of information sources for breaking news and for advance research
  • Ability to write and translate with accuracy and clarity
  • Clear understanding of the future direction of Global News and the role that will be played by Alghad TV
  • 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 and 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 - Able 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
If you are interested in applying for this role, please click the 'apply' button to send your CV and a cover letter via grapevinejobs.