Researcher, Fault Lines
Aljazeera - Washington, DC

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The successful candidate will be expected to undertake rigorous research projects both individually and within a production team. S/he is expected to conduct pre-interviews to an exceptional standard, and be an excellent fact checker.

Research – keep up to date re program, various research tasks, development of ideas, and keep abreast of relevant hooks to help with forward planning
Fact Checking – for transmission schedule, web, all output
Writing – EPGs, Program synopses, web material
Web and Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) – gather materials, organize contributions (photos and words) from film-makers etc., co-ordinate feedback, keep a check on VOD rights
Other General Tasks – viewing, liaising with film-makers over transmission, networking with NGOs, film-festivals

Support team in ad hoc ways (archive, picture research)

An undergraduate degree is desirable but not essential.

2+ years in news, TV documentary and Online Multimedia Production, distribution, research, writing and editing.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent presentation skills
Advanced analytical skills
Precise attention to detail and methodical approach to work
Advanced IT skills
Diplomacy and sensitivity when working with writers, producers, presenters and other contributors
Languages useful: English (Native Tongue)
Other skills an advantage - such as Adobe Photoshop, You Tube Manager, Social Media platforms, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office, Storify and Blogger

knowledge of the relevant legislation, regulations, and associated procedures, including Copyright, Data Protection, Public Liability, etc. and how to comply with regulatory requirements
Good global news and current affairs understanding, as well as a specialism in developing countries

Precise attention to detail and methodical approach to work


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