Managing Editor – Digital – Al Jazeera , Qatar , Doha

Position at Al Jazeera Media Network
Overview: is seeking a dynamic and experienced Managing Editor to lead the day-to-day operations of Al Jazeera English’s award-winning website, driving the newsroom’s 24/7 global news and current affairs coverage. Reporting to the Manager of Online, he/she is responsible for implementing and executing the editorial agenda and publishing all the news that is fit to print, contacting news operations in the field as necessary, and working on long-term editorial and growth strategies.
With a worldwide audience of millions, the English website of Al Jazeera Media Network covers the world from a unique angle, with a focus on the human story.
Based in Al Jazeera’s headquarters Doha, Qatar, the selected candidate will lead our digital teams in Doha and across our bureaus in London, Washington, DC, New York City, and Kuala Lumpur. You’ll be at the forefront of pushing boundaries, evolving with and being one step ahead of digital trends.

The Ideal Person:
You have at least ten years of experience in editing and filing high quality content, including news stories, live blog reports, analyses, and breaking news events for online platforms. You are a natural leader with effective management skills, knowing how to motivate your teams and encourage and develop staff. You are skilled at fostering strong working relationships with a wide range of people inside and outside of the news organization, and work skillfully under pressure.
Your time management skills are impeccable, and you are passionate about editing, writing and everything related to news, with a keen eye for detail. You have a good understanding of what makes Al Jazeera’s reporting stand out, and subscribe to its human-focused mandate.

Key Responsibilities:
Monitors all editing to make sure content conforms to’s ethics and standards.
Selects and defines tasks for team members, in consultation with the senior editor and editors.
Ensures content publishing is accurate and credible.
Leads daily editorial meetings in the newsroom.
Changes homepage to ensure the strongest content is always featured.
Provides mentorship and feedback to staff.
Actively recruits best possible journalists to work for
Oversees the daily budget.
In the absence of the Manager of Online, he/she takes over all tasks in an acting capacity.

Key Skills:
In-depth knowledge of international news and global affairs, with strong editorial judgement and a demonstrable network of sources.
Excellent scripting and narrative skills, with an ability to bring authority and clarity to telling complex stories.
Digital savvy with a strong understanding of working within a multimedia environment
Effective management and interpersonal skills.
Highly organized with an approach to work characterised by commitment, motivation and energy.
Resilient while working under pressure.
Strong time-management skills with an ability to cope with a huge volume of news and current affairs materials, to ensure absolute accuracy and good judgement.
Dedication to and deep understanding of Al Jazeera’s mission and brand of journalism.

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