Job Description The Role: The candidate will be required to lead the news 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 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 news 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 reporters. Team Collaboration: 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. Content Development: As a political 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. Content Presentation: 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. Content Generation: 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 and opinions. News Development: Continuously evaluate editorial content, determine what has relevance to readers and develop value-added news - information. Analyze political issues and look for news story opportunities. Develop and maintain productive relationships with a broad base of sources. Required Skills: Have 7+ years of experience in a similar role; Strong English language editing, writing and reporting skills; Strong written and spoken communication skills; Data analysis capabilities; Firm grasp of Al Arabiya’s editorial policies; Proven knowledge of political events; Have relevant contacts; Have a strong understanding of important regional events like the Yemen and Syrian wars; Proven track record of creating relevant news and analysis; Word and Excel skills; An eye for detail along with critical thinking; Prioritizing and multitasking; Arabic speaking skills are an advantage.