The candidate will be required to lead the Social media team and content including creating analysis and features for a social media audience. You will lead the unique, informative, engaging and insightful creation of news acquired from social media channels and support all editorial teams in news creation. You will measure the impact of social media content, strategize to increase social media presence, spearhead social media marketing and community engagement strategy, develop and execute a social media distribution strategy. You will also support fact checking functions across all editorial teams. You will manage the audience-development and data-analytics teams to maximize the stories’ reach and insure the brand is meeting site-wide growth goals. The candidate will also be responsible to assign reporters and correspondents to relevant stories, create an events schedule and establish a database of credible sources.
The Career Opportunity:
This is an opportunity to shape Al Arabiya English’s social media team, coverage, and productions. You will be in a position to create strong content and have the opportunity to cover regional and international events, guide our content, and collaborate with news and market reporters. You will also get the opportunity to develop and communicate social best practices across the Al Arabiya English (editorial, consumer marketing, events, photo, video, design, etc.).
The editorial team works closely together in a fast-paced environment. You will report to the editor-in-chief and work closely with different editorial and production departments.
As a business editor, you will ensure that Middle East news is timely, unique and relevant. You will be responsible for creating content and presenting it in a way that has maximum impact. You will help conduct forward planning of events and story coverage.
You will be required to think innovatively on how best to present the content to make it impactful and relevant to a social media audience. This could involve the use of infographics, charts, tables etc.
You will be required to collaborate with the Al Arabiya network, Al Arabiya.net English correspondents, and regional stringers, as well as other members of the news, production, and social media teams to generate and drive content. This could be in the form of analysis of developing news and writing features and opinions.
Continuously evaluate editorial content, determine what has relevance to readers and develop value-added news - information. Look for news and enterprise story opportunities. Develop and maintain productive relationships with a broad base of key online sources.
Requirements and Minimum Skills:
Have 7+ years of experience in a similar role;
Strong English language editing, writing and reporting skills;
Strong written and spoken communication skills;
Data analysis capabilities;
Proven expertise in content marketing, expertise in the different uses of social media channels including, but not limited to, twitter, Instagram, and Facebook;
Strong online research background;
Word and Excel skills;
An eye for detail along with critical thinking;
Prioritizing and multitasking;
Arabic speaking skills are an advantage.
About Al Arabiya
Al Arabiya English is the English-language digital service of Al Arabiya news channel - the Arab world's leading 24-hour news station. The platform provides a deeper understanding of Arab societies, cultures, and economies.