Head of Newsgathering
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 Newsgathering to join the senior management team for an exciting, fast paced television news channel, broadcasting the most current and up to date news 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 all newsgathering, including overseas and UK, working with correspondent, reporters, bureaux and all field operations.
The Head of Newsgathering will provide leadership for Iran International’s network of reporters and correspondents all over the world. An important part of the job will be to build up the network during the start-up period for the channel. The successful candidate will have proven editorial judgement and have worked in TV news or at a senior level in other news media. The candidate will be able to reflect the highest editorial standards, often under intense time pressure, and will understand and embrace the complexities of running a modern multi-platform continuous newsgathering operation. As well as management experience, the candidate will have worked successfully in broadcast or as a reporter, newsgathering editor, correspondent, or as a senior writer or editor in print media. This is a very senior post and we require someone who is a proven communicator and senior executive of world class standard. Reports to the Head of News and Head of Channel.
A successful record of working in a multimedia editorial leadership role and a proven ability to define and shape the news intake of a broadcast and multichannel service.
A background of working across multiple platforms and an understanding of organizing news gathering teams 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 intake on individual stories or breaking news.
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.
Technical understanding of today’s newsgathering equipment, workflows and best practices.
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