Assignment Editor – Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc – Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc. (MBN) is seeking an Assignment Editor to join our News Team in Dubai, UAE. MBN is a non-profit grantee of the federal government that directly communicates with the people of the Middle East and North Africa through television, radio, and digital media.  MBN’s mission is to provide objective, accurate, and relevant news and information to the people of the Middle East about the region, the world, and the United States in support of U.S. public diplomacy.


The News Assignment Editor is responsible for newsgathering and disseminating news assignments to correspondents in the United States and overseas.  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 

 

The primary duties and responsibilities of the Assignment Editor include, but are not limited to:

Organizes and coordinate daily news coverage including assigning news personnel and equipment resources to specific stories.
Assists the Sr. News Assignment Editor in executing his/her tasks.
The News Assignment Editor has to be alert for breaking news and following all available sources for news leads.
Prioritizes and communicate assignments to correspondents.
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.
Maintains an assignment board listing with the stories that are being covered, who is covering them and approximately how much air time is required to each story, so that anyone in the newsroom can know the status of a particular crew simply by quickly looking at the board.
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, libelous, and materials are avoided or deleted.
Helps reporters find interviews.
Monitors Correspondents reports for balance, clarity and objectivity.
Alerts management about major news events, disasters.
Maintains a knowledge of current International and US events.
Conducts on-line research for difficult story assignments.

Job Details

Posted Date: 2020-07-06
Job Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Job Role: Writing and Journalism
Company Industry: Journalism

Preferred Candidate

Career Level: Mid Career

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