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Editor/ Writer for Programming

We are now hiring for Editor/ Writer in London.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Editor/ Writer is responsible for producing news bulletins, programs and program segments  liaising with news desks for global coverage needs, managing graphics production, liaising with gallery staff and editing scripts for programs.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Produce accurate, balanced, well produced, impartial, informative, up-to-date & viewer focused documentaries, magazine or News programs.
  • Ensure content and coverage is consistent with TRT World's Editorial Policies and values
  • Read in and have an overview of international updates through all available sources (news wires, other agencies, newspapers ...etc.). 
  • Participate in the editorial meeting and propose ideas on what news or magazine stories need more coverage and content development.
  • Discuss ideas with the news teams and producers and decide on what stories should be presented for the day.
  •  Approve guests and follows up with the interview desk to contact guests and book satellite time.
  • Review packages and reports and propose comments.
  • Report and produce from the field.
  • Write scripts, Headlines, Promos and main pages in bulletins, openings and closings for programs/ reports and edit videos for stories to be presented
  • Direct the broadcasting crew during the shift.
  • Follow up on presenters, directors, producers, interview desk, satellite desk, and the floor manager to ensure daily plan is executed during the broadcasting shift assigned.
  • Manage and motivate teams.
  • Originate and develop news and strands.

KEY SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

  • Excellent organiser and journalist.
  • Previous experience in a large national or international broadcast news channel.
  • Understanding or experience working in the field.
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience.
  • BA in journalism or other related social sciences.

 

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