Media Director – Technology & Network Operations (Production) – Al Jazeera , Qatar

Description
Position at Al Jazeera Media Network

Summary:
Media Director is responsible for directing all gallery, outside broadcast, special events, special news coverage including critical zones. He supports the production fusing technical and creative elements to produce on-air news and programmes.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
Direct all technical aspects of the studios and/or location productions, checking and switching between video sources, and taking full responsibility for the on-air output of the gallery during live news bulletins and/or pre-recorded programmes, including camera shots and graphics.
Ensure the technical output of the newsroom/studio meet the requirements of the News and Programmes
Work closely with newsroom and Creative team to determine and technically achieve the visual style of the channel’s news output
Liaise with Senior producers in the Newsroom to bring the output to the highest standards
Liaise with the engineering teams to ensure studio equipment is maintained regularly and functioning properly
Liaise with News Operations on OB productions
Ensure highest technical standards are achieved for the channels output
Liaise with all stakeholders during special coverage and specials events to ensure all technical requirements are captured and booked

Job Requirements / Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Film, Directing, Media, Communications, or related field diplomas and certificates
A minimum of 6 years’ experience working in broadcast environment of which 3 should have been in a senior operational role in a News Production control room.
TV gallery work flows
Broadcast equipment including cameras, lighting, audio, graphics, teleprompt, vision
switchers, newsroom computer systems
Broadcast production including MCR, Transmission, editing, media management, archives.

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