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Commissioning Editor for Programming Department

We are now hiring for a Senior Commissioning Editor in Istanbul.


You will be required to develop, commission and manage production of a range of programmes for TRT World from initial sign-off through to delivery.  You will take responsibility for the creative management and top-level executive production. You will contribute to the editorial strategy and programme mix of TRT World, developing and maintaining relationships with all relevant independent producers and broadcasters. You will be an excellent communicator who can develop and maintain relationships with all relevant producers and other broadcasters. To be successful, proven sound editorial judgment and an understanding of the process of programme commissioning is a pre-requisite.


  • Working under the direction of the Director of Programmes to produce distinctive and stylish human focused programming 
  • Editing scripts for on-air talent, cutting pictures using a newsroom production system, finding guests, commissioning and writing graphics and other task as required.
  • Ensuring TRT World's editorial guidelines and values are adhered to.


  • Experience in television news, including television news production.
  • An excellent journalist with strong editorial judgment.
  • Previous experience in a national or international broadcast news channel.
  • Experience in delivering exceptional programming with demonstrable previous programming success
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English.
  • An excellent communicator who can develop and maintain relationships with all relevant producers and other broadcasters.
  • A clear nderstanding of the process of programme commissioning 
  • Minimum of 5 years experience required.

Why join us?
We need professionals who can help us take a thoughtful and authentic approach to storytelling and to find the human angle. Our content strategy will focus on finding innovative ways of reaching out and engaging our audience. Stories will be tailored for each platform to optimise engagement and interaction with the audience and to enrich content with their reaction, thoughts and creativity.
TRT World will differentiate from the crowded and competitive landscape of global news through our focus on newsgathering and fresh perspectives on the day’s events. Our “field first” approach means we will deploy our journalists to the heart of the story, breaking news on a global basis and bringing our audience closer to the event. 

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