Senior Producer

Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (JCC)
Qatar

Ref: HP758-11

Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (JCC)

The Role

JOB OBJECTIVE:

-To be responsible to the Executive Producer for preparing, producing and delivering a single programme (s).

-To be creatively, editorially and financially responsible for the production and delivery of the programmes.

-To generate and develop ideas for consideration during Commissioning to meet the commissioning needs identified by the Programming Division.

-To work with the Executive Producer to build an effective team with the skills to deliver high quality content for all JCC Channels, developing new talent where necessary.

-To understand the target audiences of JCC and the commissioning requirements of the individual channels.

-To mentor and develop more junior members of the production team.

DESCRIPTION:

-Responsible for developing and managing the production of programmes, to take responsibility for the editorial content and the creative style of programmes.

-To take overall responsibility for delivering the programme to budget and on time, meeting the requirements specified by the Commissioning Agreement and the Executive Producer.

-Interprets ideas in a way that shows an understanding of the artistic potential of television to deliver the editorial purpose of the programme.

-Works with Production Management to ensure that a production budget and logistic plan are in place for the production of the programme, identifying the requirements for staff, freelancers and resources.

-Works with Production Management to ensure that presenters and contributors are identified and allocated for the programme.

-Works with the Production Coordinator to set an appropriate budget which ensures the programme/s are completed within the agreed funding.

-Briefs all staff in the programme team on all elements of the programme including editorial, creative, presentation and style.

-Supervises the preparation of the programme including all editorial aspects, filming, editing, and studio recording.

-Ensures the Production Coordinator receives all the information necessary to support the budgeting and logistics for the programme.

-Works with the Production Co-ordinator and/or Supervisor to negotiate with external organisations to obtain filming permits, identify logistical arrangements and to find appropriate resources.

-Works with the Production team to identify kid’s casting requirements for the programme.

-Coordinates with the Production Manager on the use of allocated staff and resources.

-Takes full editorial responsibility including overseeing the Director and/or Producer in the studio, outside broadcasts or location filming with Presenters and Contributors.

-Contributes to the development of innovative ideas for the Commissioning Offers meeting.

-Works with Online and Multi-Media to make sure that they know about planned programmes that may be exploited to reach more of the JCC audience online.

-Makes sure that Marketing and Branding have all content and information necessary to support the promotion of JCC programmes delivered on time.

-Works closely with the Executive Producer and keeps them informed on all editorial and financial issues associated with the production of the programmes.

-Contributes to the training and development of the team.

-Ensures there are regular production team meetings.

-Works to use resources effectively to get the best value for money for JCC.

-Acts as a role model internally and an ambassador for JCC externally.

-Improves the level of personal competence to perform this role by identifying and following opportunities for learning and self-development.

-Takes part in the Performance Review and Appraisal Process.

** Please submit your portfolio attached with CV.

Requirements

Education:

Media / Fine Art or any related role.

Experience:

Should have at least 3 years experience as a Producer in TV or a reputable organization related to Media.

Skills & Abilities:

-Strong editorial judgement and practical knowledge of television production.

-Demonstrable creative skills.

-Sound understanding of the aims and editorial policies of JCC.

-Ability to lead and manage a production team to achieve optimum performance.

-Ability to manage presenters and contributors, particularly children.

-Sound financial understanding.

-Ability to work effectively under pressure, particularly in a ‘live’ programme environment.

-Excellent communication and relationship building skills.

-Able to work in a way that respects others.

-Able to be diplomatic but firm and fair.

About the Company

JCC is a pan-Arab media organization which aims to reach Arab children and young people across the world.

It provides high-quality and innovative programs and content across multiple media platforms. In addition, JCC drives cultural and educational initiatives that preserve and reflect Arab cultural identity and values for young people.

JCC operates as four separate but interconnected audience facing entities that include JeemTV, an advanced media platform for Arab children 7- 12 years old, and Baraem TV, the first preschool channel for children 2- 6 years old. The organization also offers educational and cultural initiatives such as Taalam.tv - the first Video-On-Demand (VOD) educational portal that offers curriculum complementing material to Arab scholars, and Siwar, the JCC children’s choir that provides the opportunity for talented youngsters from 9 to 16 years old to express themselves through singing.