Job description / Role
The Executive Producer of Planning and Assignment is a senior member of the news team which generates future story ideas and assignments for TRT Arabi. You will have a highly developed knowledge of international news and will head a team of planning producers who will generate ideas, maintain forward diaries and develop contacts with relevant organisations and guests. You will also be expected to brief other journalists and organise filming assignments and logistics.
· Lead the planning team, provide direction and supervision to others.
· Generate research and develop story ideas.
· Assist in finding case studies, briefing the news editor on logistical issues.
· Ensure the team prepare and supervise diary entries, gather news information, source guests and filming and online opportunities.
· Liaise with reporters to help them develop broadcast packages and digital content.
· Manage relevant permissions and clearances for filming.
· Other newsroom duties in news gathering or output as required by 24-hour news cycle.
· May be required to work on location on big news stories.
KEY SKILLS,EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
· Significant experience of working in the news media industry.
· Extensive existing contacts with news sources.
· Good communications kills and the ability to work effectively as part of a team.
· Attention to detail.
· Ability to manage workload, set priorities and lead others.
· Self-starting and ability to think laterally.
· Problem solver.
· Fluent in both written and spoken Arabic, good knowledge of English is required.
· Minimum 7 years experience.
About the Company
At TRT Arabi we're building a global community focused around change. We're looking beyond the headlines to drive meaningful conversations that empower. We want to connect people across the globe to issues that matter. We explore the reality behind the hashtags and the people behind the statistics. We will seek to unpack the issues behind each story.
By placing the human at the heart of each story we hope to promote a global conscience that provokes moral reactions - revealing a deeper understanding of the diversity of the lives around us.