Head of Current Affairs
DMA Media is recruiting for a Farsi-language channel – Iran International News. Iran International News channel is targeted at people living in Iran and those in the Farsi speaking diaspora.
It will be a news and factual channel with news bulletins, talk shows, documentaries, features and magazine content across broadcast, digital and social media.
DMA Media provides expertise and services in launching television channels all over the world, and is looking for editorial and production staff to work on this multimedia channel, which will be based in a modern, purpose built newsroom in London.
Iran International News is looking to appoint a Head of Current Affairs to lead an exciting, fast paced television news channel, broadcasting the most current and up to date news, analysis and commentary, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Based initially in central London and then in the West London studios, the role will be responsible for the live current affairs output, incorporating talk shows, interactive programmes, live interview output, and other new formats which the candidate will help to devise. As a senior editorial figure the Head of Current Affairs will take a major part in shaping the style and output of the service.
The Head of Current Affairs will provide effective and inspiring leadership for the live topical output. He or she will have proven editorial judgement and have worked in TV or at a senior level in other news media. The candidate will be able to reflect the highest editorial standards, often under intense pressure, and will understand and embrace the complexities of making sense of the major stories which are running in the 14-hour news cycle. As well as management experience, the candidate will have worked successfully as a senior output or programme editor in broadcast or as a reporter, newsgathering editor, correspondent, or as a senior writer or editor in print media. This is a senior post and we require someone who is a proven communicator and shows unfailing editorial judgement.
A successful record of working in a broadcast and multimedia editorial leadership role and a proven ability to define and shape the output of a channel or platform, particularly with regard to topical live programming which goes beyond basic news coverage.
A background of working across multiple platforms and an understanding of organizing and managing production teams, including anchors, to meet the editorial aims of a channel.
Strong examples of your own journalism and examples where you have led teams to produce high-quality topical coverage.
Experience in making sound judgements on editorial and political issues and thorough knowledge of how to produce effective output for TV, digital and social media platforms.
Farsi as a first (or equivalent) language and a full comprehension of English.
Experience of managing staff and resources and a detailed knowledge of budget and financial planning.
Comprehensive and expert knowledge of Iran’s history, politics, social issues and culture; in-depth understanding of international current affairs.
Excellent contacts within Iran and the Iranian diaspora across politics, culture, social issues, business and sport.
Knowledge and understanding of fast developing trends in media, and the particular needs of the audiences in Iran and the Iranian diaspora.
This is a new and exciting position which offers an extremely competitive salary commensurate with skills and experience. All applications must be made in English.
Inserzionista: DMA Media Limited