Managing Editor
U.S. Maghreb Digital News Services 

Arabic Language Digital TV Platforms
The Washington, DC Metropolitan Area - USA

 

Location  The Washington DC, Maryland and Virgina metropolitan area

Compensation  Base of $95,000+ with exceptional health benefits and retirement plans for you and your family

 

Job Summary

 

The TV Network as part of a respected media conglomerate is seeking a dynamic DIGITAL Maghreb News & Editorial leader who has strong Arabic language editorial management skills to expand its social media footprint in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya & Mauritania.
 

The Global Media Organization is a U.S. non-profit, multimedia broadcaster that provides news and information and engages with audiences in the Middle East and North Africa through highly respected Arabic language television, radio and digital news properties.
 

This Maghreb Region News Managing Editor will work with fellow talented media executives in our executive offices, broadcast studios and headquarters in the U.S. in the Washington, DC Metro area.
 

The U.S. Global Media Organization is looking for a Maghreb knowledgeable Arabic language Managing Editor to direct all editorial content and operations of a new online digital TV platform designed to provide information about the Maghreb and directly engage the targeted Maghreb audience on a wide spectrum of political, social, and cultural issues.  The U.S. based Maghreb Managing Editor will lead a team of Assignment Editors, Reporters, Community Managers and other staff in the U.S. and throughout the Maghreb to create a new on-line presence designed to provide unique Maghreb news and information and develop the target audience. The primary duties and responsibilities of the Maghreb Region Managing Editor include, but are not limited to the duties listed below in this job description.

 

Duties

 

  • Overseeing the creation and implementation of a brand new TV Network Digital platform devoted to the Maghreb

  • Lead Assignment Editors and Digital News teams in the development of high quality, relevant content to spur audience engagement and real-time community discussions about and within the Maghreb

  • Ensuring fresh, mission-driven content is produced and available on a timely basis.

  • Ensure all platform content complies fully with journalistic code, social media policies, and style guidelines 

  • Inform leadership of all current and emerging issues related to the new digital property

  • Collaborate closely with technical staff to ensure effective content presentation 

  • Consistently provide sound editorial judgment, professional accountability and integrity

  • Demonstrate initiative and creative thinking to develop new story forms, editorial campaigns and alternative approaches to improve journalistic delivery in the Maghreb.

  • Take initiative to identify strengths and weaknesses in the Maghreb editorial team; recommending and implementing plans for training and development where appropriate

  • Fostering communication and cooperation within team and across the Digital department

  • Ensuring establishment and maintenance of a professional, positive, rewarding and accountable work environment

 

Required

 

  • 7+ years of professional experience in news writing and editing, video journalism or related field-experience with social media platforms within a professional media or news organization

  • Strong news / journalistic / editorial judgment.  

  • Honed management, leadership, and organizational skills to supervise assignment editors

  • Mastery of Arabic and fluency in English - French a plus

  • Demonstrated understanding of the Middle East.

  • Abreast of current events, especially in the Maghreb region and familiarity with international developments in and around Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya & Mauritania

  • Competency in modern journalism tools and Social Media including Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Google, YouTube etc.

  • Ability to thrive under news deadline pressures in an upbeat and exciting 24/7 Global TV and Digital Broadcasting environment devoted to the Maghreb

  • B.A., preferably in journalism or related field.  Advanced degree preferred.

 

Contact

 

Filcro Media Staffing
International Television and Digital News Group
US - MENA Recruitment Division
295 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017 - 
USA

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