We are hiring

Wanted: The best talent for our four Broadcast Centres and 23 news bureaus.


Al Jazeera English tells the stories that other networks do not.

Headquartered in the Middle East, we give voice to the voiceless in under-reported regions with journalism that is honest, courageous and distinctive.

On air for less than two years, our News and Programmes divisions are already winning major international TV Awards.

Now we want the best talent worldwide for our Broadcast Centres in Doha, Kuala Lumpur, Washington DC, London, and our 23 news bureaus.

Our News Division wants skilled and experienced journalists who wish to challenge the status quo. We welcome applications from all nationalities and ethnicities, but you must be fluent in the English language.

Our Programmes Division makes hundreds of hours of current affairs-based shows and documentaries each year. We are looking for experienced TV professionals with a solid grasp of global affairs, who want to make challenging factual programmes.

Al Jazeera English is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Current Vacancies

Washington, D.C.: Senior Planning Producer (KGGC2)

Responsible for futures planning and daily news coverage for North America, Central America, and South America (Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Venezuela, and Colombia). Responsible for the coordination and schedules of all correspondents.

Will lead daily prospects meeting, plan the “week ahead,” and determine and distribute schedules and releases to newsdesk and planning department. Will update the dailies and be responsible for monitoring the news/current events to determine if the bureau will need to re-deploy, change release times, or advance packages. 

Will prepare and present daily and weekly news diaries and original content/coverage to the Senior Editorial team in Washington and other bureaux. 
Will originate, plan, and deliver feature package items for use across the entire network. Will coordinate with all aspects of the desk regarding interviews, obtaining credentials, determining logistical aspects of particular story coverage, and assessing staffing needs.

Will schedule pre-live shots for special events and feature stories for the Americas Bureau and News Centers. Will identify off-diary stories, newsworthy events, guests of interest, series, and segments in Latin America and in the Caribbean. 

Will present stories, contribute ideas for graphics, montages, Vox Pops, and debate issues.  Will provide editorial input on content and work closely with input and output.  Will coordinate elements from the Americas to stories being filed from other Bureaus or Centers around the world.  Will coordinate coverage closely with other Centers and present final coverage to head of planning in Doha.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) in Journalism or a closely related field and 5 years’ experience in Job Offered or 5 years’ experience as a journalist in the field of international news and broadcasting. Or, in the alternative, Master’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) in Journalism or a closely related field and 3 years’ experience in Job Offered or 3 years’ experience as a journalist in the field of international news and broadcasting.

Special Requirements:

Demonstrated expertise with field producing and related technical equipment: including but not limited to satellite trucks and basic lighting of an on-location set (HMI – Hydrargyrum Medium Arc-length Iodide/Tungten); 

Demonstrated expertise working on an international news planning desk;

Demonstrated expertise with Microsoft office suite; internet search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Dogpile; and 

Demonstrated Expertise with newsroom software including: Media Source, INEWS, and ENPS – Electronic News Production System; 

All respondents should send resume and cover letter to heather.kane@aljazeera.net & refer to JobCode KGGC2.

Source : Al Jazeera

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