News Director (English and Arabic)( SOUTH SUDAN) – OUTRIVAL HR SOLUTIONS

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Overview:

We are seeking an experienced and visionary individual to assume the role of News Director for both English and Arabic news departments. As the News Director, you will be responsible for leading the editorial teams of both language departments, overseeing news coverage, and ensuring the delivery of high-quality and accurate content to our audiences. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in journalism, strong leadership skills, and proficiency in English and Arabic.

Responsibilities:

Editorial Leadership:

  • Provide strategic direction and editorial guidance to the English and Arabic news departments.
  • Set journalistic standards and ensure that all content meets the highest levels of accuracy, fairness, and integrity.
  • Foster a culture of innovation and excellence in storytelling, keeping abreast of emerging trends and technologies in journalism.

Team Management:

  • Manage and mentor a diverse team of editors, reporters, and producers in both the English and Arabic newsrooms.
  • Delegate responsibilities, assign coverage, and provide constructive feedback to team members.
  • Cultivate a collaborative and inclusive work environment that encourages creativity and professional growth.

News Coverage:

  • Oversee the planning and execution of news coverage in both English and Arabic languages, ensuring comprehensive and timely reporting on local, national, and international events.
  • Coordinate with reporters and editors to identify and pursue compelling stories, investigative pieces, and exclusive interviews.
  • Monitor news developments and adjust coverage plans as needed to reflect evolving priorities and audience interests.

Multilingual Content Development:

  • Coordinate the production of high-quality content in both English and Arabic languages, including news articles, features, multimedia packages, and special reports.
  • Ensure consistency in editorial style, tone, and accuracy across all language platforms.
  • Collaborate with translators and bilingual journalists to facilitate the translation and adaptation of content between English and Arabic.

Audience Engagement:

  • Analyze audience metrics and feedback to gauge the effectiveness of news coverage and identify areas for improvement.
  • Develop strategies to expand and diversify our audience base, leveraging social media, digital platforms, and other distribution channels.
  • Engage with readers and viewers through community outreach initiatives, public forums, and reader feedback mechanisms.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Extensive experience in journalism, with a proven track record of editorial leadership and newsroom management.
  • Proficiency in both English and Arabic languages, with excellent written and verbal communication skills in both languages.
  • Strong editorial judgment and a deep understanding of journalistic ethics, standards, and practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire teams in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment.
  • Strategic thinking and the ability to develop and execute long-term editorial plans.
  • Familiarity with digital media platforms, multimedia storytelling, and audience engagement strategies.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in both content and workplace culture.

If you are a visionary leader with a passion for journalism and a commitment to excellence in both English and Arabic news coverage, we encourage you to apply for this challenging and rewarding position. Join us in shaping the future of news and making a meaningful impact on our audiences around the world.

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