News Assignment Editor Job Vacancy in (Dubai)

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Vacancy : News Assignment Editor
Company Location : Dubai

Job Description

About the Role
Info Arab Media FZ-LLC is seeking to hire a News Assignment Editor to join our existing News Team in the Headquarter located in Dubai, UAE. The News Assignment Editor will be responsible for newsgathering and disseminating news assignments to Multimedia Reporters in UAE and the region. The News Assignment Editor maintains a daily file which contains press releases, story ideas, reminders of follow-ups and scheduled events, and contact information about events.
Key Accountabilities
The selected candidate is expected to perform the following tasks:

Organizes and coordinate daily news coverage including assigning news personnel and equipment resources to specific stories.
The News Assignment Editor has to be alert for breaking news and following all available sources for news leads.
Prioritizes and communicate assignments to MMR.
Manages and coordinate the time and logistics to make sure selected stories are covered efficiently with the available staff demonstrating an ability to prioritize and make decisions consistent with the mission of the organization.
Follows up on new reports.
Develops ideas for features and special reports.
Plans and coordinate special events.
Reads and edits news copy to ensure that slanderous, libellous, and materials are avoided or deleted.
Helps MM Reporters find interviews.
Monitors MM Reporters reports for balance, clarity and objectivity.
Alerts Head of News about major news events, disasters.
Conducts on-line research for difficult story assignments.

Qualifications & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field or 3-years of journalism experience.
Ability to communicate verbally, written and translate from English to classic Arabic.
Demonstrate strong news judgment and organizational skills.
Ability to meet tight deadlines and under stress with accuracy and balance.
Demonstrate people management skills.
Ability to quickly develop sources and contacts.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.
Ability to accommodate flexible work schedule to support 24/7 news environment, which could include overnight coverage.

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