The candidate will be required to lead
the arts and culture editorial team to create content including in-depth analysis -
features, breaking news and digital media such as videos focused on the Middle East. The
candidate will analyze data and collaborate with the current Al Arabiya network, as well as
help develop an additional network of stringers and market reporters to create unique,
informative, engaging and insightful content. The candidate will also be responsible to
assign reporters and correspondents to relevant stories, create an events schedule and
establish a database of credible sources.
The Career Opportunity:
This is an opportunity to shape Al
Arabiya.net English s arts and culture coverage. The candidate will be in a position to
create strong content and have the opportunity to cover regional industry events, guide our
content, and collaborate with news and market reporters.
The editorial team works closely
together in a fast-paced environment. You will report to the editor-in-chief and work
closely with different editorial and production departments.
As an arts and culture editor, you
will ensure that Middle East news is timely, unique and relevant. You will be responsible
for creating content and presenting it in a way that has maximum impact. You will help
conduct forward planning of events and story coverage.
You will be required to think
innovatively on how best to present the content to make it impactful and reader friendly.
This could involve the use of infographics, charts, tables etc.
You will be required to collaborate
with the Al Arabiya network, Al Arabiya.net English correspondents, and regional stringers,
as well as other members of the news, production, and social media teams to generate and
drive content. This could be in the form of analysis of developing news and writing features
Continuously evaluate editorial
content, determine what has relevance to readers and develop value-added news - information.
Analyze market issues and look for news and enterprise story opportunities. Develop and
maintain productive relationships with a broad base of key industry sources.
Have 7 years of experience in a
Strong English language editing, writing and reporting skills;
written and spoken communication skills;
Data analysis capabilities;
knowledge and industry contacts;
Have a wide range of contacts amongst the arts and
Word and Excel skills;
An eye for detail along with critical
Prioritizing and multitasking;
Arabic speaking skills are an advantage