Our Editorial team needs full-time digital-savvy Web News Editors who can help run our Web site and digital content products. He/she will understand the kinds of stories that will drive Gulfnews.com traffic, helping to make Gulf News the must-use, go-to digital source for news and information in UAE.
The Night Web News Editor will work from 11pm to 8 am UAE time.
The candidate will need to source, edit and write news stories from a variety of sources, delivering breaking news quickly and accurately.
The individual will be able to integrate compelling and creative text and headlines, still images, audio, video, and web links to create appealing and thoughtful online packages.
He will need to build compelling pages designed to encourage click-throughs and repeat visits to the site.
The web editor will monitor news and social media, and update various sections of the site multiple times a day. He/she will manage various social media accounts.
The successful candidate will also be responsible for maximizing traffic to Gulfnews.com, analyzing and internalizing real-time and historical visitor trends and appropriately placing content on pages. The Editor will coordinate with reporters to ensure GulfNews.com not only breaks the news, but continues to follow up to remain ahead of the key stories of the day.
The successful candidate should have a strong command of web headline news writing and editing experience; exceptional writing, spelling and grammar skills; familiarity with online content management systems; and the ability to work accurately and independently under deadline pressure.
This is a full-time position. he Editor needs to be able to work independently, and confidently to be able to manage the news flow onto the site.
Candidates should have a minimum of 8 years plus experience as a journalist and editor. Online news writing and editing skills a distinct advantage.
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Location : Dubai, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Application Deadline : 04-Jan-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 14d 14h 35m
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SC-3
Languages Required :
The UNDP and Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence (DCCE) have been working on developing and publishing knowledge products in the form of annual reports on Energy and Environment, since 2013. The UNDP editorial team, provides strategic guidance, technical backstopping and Quality Assurance on the knowledge products. DCCE raises the project budget as donor and manages the project implementation.
The Knowledge products share the experience and expertise available globally, as well as at a local level in the UAE, in the fields of Energy & Environment. The knowledge products are designed to create a dialogue and mutual learning on critical sustainability issues.
Energy and Environment are two critical areas to be addressed when it comes to developing a Green Economy. Policy design and implementation of a green economy can be supported by a variety of toolboxes, best practices, models, platforms and analytical/assessment methodologies. It is in this context, the UNDP–DCCE knowledge products have been created, to reduce the knowledge gap that exists in the UAE.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Function
The Knowledge Products published as soft and hard copy publications across various media platforms will be formulated with the main purpose of showcasing all the work that has been done in the field of Energy & Environment, carbon emission reduction programmes, green economy, sustainability; and relevant critical issues at national and sub-national level. Therefore, the reports serve as an analytical tool that will enrich the sustainable development dialogue in the United Arab Emirates.
Content planning, quality assurance of content, including general follow up to ensure timely implementation of the project such as receiving necessary approvals from relevant stakeholders, technical reviews, editing, rewriting of material, and putting recommendations on the narrative if and when needed, facts and data checks, again if and when needed, and any further recommendations to improve quality or actions to do so. The role also requires management of stakeholders’ and their expectations, and establishment/implementation of any processes or plans required to streamline and improve the quality and production of each deliverable.
The technical reviewer will be in direct contact with the UNDP team and the Technical Editor in Chief/Project Manager to discuss these comments, changes and recommendations.
Duties, Responsibilities and Deliverables
Management of a continuous knowledge repository
Content Planning for multiple reports, monthly publications and any other Knowledge Products under DCCE
Writing Features and Reports
UNDP Quality Assurance of content from regional hub advisory support.
Editing copy, written by reporters or features writers, to remove spelling mistakes and grammatical errors
Re-writing material so that it flows or reads better and adheres to the house style of a publication
Ensuring that a story fits the word count by cutting or expanding material as necessary
Writing headlines that capture the essence of the story or are clever or amusing
Writing standfirsts or ‘sells’ (brief introductions, which sum up the story underneath the headline)
Liaising with reporters, journalists and editors
Management of key stakeholders for content collection and stakeholder feedback
Checking facts and stories to ensure they are accurate, adhere to copyright laws, are not libellous or go against the publication’s policy
Cropping photos and deciding where to use them for best effect and writing picture captions
Proofreading complete pages produced by other sub-editors using the main basic proofing symbols
Working to a page plan to ensure that the right stories appear in the correct place on each page
Liaise with both internal and external designers to ensure all content is implemented to quality expectations, in line with design standards and templates provided.
Laying out pages and, depending on the nature of the role, playing a part in page design
Manipulating on-screen copy using appropriate desktop publishing software, such as InDesign and Photoshop
Keeping up to date with sector issues, e.g. by reading related publications
Generate Scripts for Podcasts and other broadcast ready material
Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity;
Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;
Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively;
Creating synergies through self-control;
Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member;
Informed and transparent decision-making.
Proven ability to plan and organize; establish priorities, manage and monitor work plans, coordinate competing demands, and work within tight deadlines
Ability to work under extreme pressure, with efficiency, competence and integrity in international multicultural office
Very good knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to both humanitarian and development affairs and sound knowledge of Government institutions, the private sector and of the UN system.
b.Building Strategic Partnerships
Maintaining and establishing network of contacts for general information sharing, and to remain up-to-date on partnership related issues.
Maintaining information and databases: Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives.
Selecting and analyzing material for strengthening strategic alliances
Identifies needs and interventions for capacity building or technical assistance of counterparts, clients, and potential partners
c.Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Ongoing research and analysis: Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things; and Documents innovative strategies and new approaches.
d.Management and Leadership
Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills;
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills;
Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors;
Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
Maintains effective client relationships: Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion; Anticipate clients’ needs; Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines; Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients; and Responds to client needs promptly.
Required Skills and Experience
Education and Experience:
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Public Administration, Communications, Journalism, Development, or in related field.
Editorial Experience of a minimum of FIVE Years, preferably in Economy/ Financial publications in leading Newspapers/ Magazines.
A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of editorial experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience of more than One Year in writing scripts/ copy.
Must be an advanced user of Adobe Indesign, Photoshop and Audition.
Language Requirements: Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required. Knowledge of an additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish) is considered an asset.
Launched 30 years ago in the US, Condé Nast Traveller is the only global monthly luxury travel glossy with nine editions worldwide. As the Middle East’s best-selling and only, upmarket, monthly travel glossy & digital platform, Condé Nast Traveller provides inspiration and advice for discerning travellers looking for unique, unforgettable and luxurious travel experiences.
The most authoritative and influential travel and lifestyle magazine in the world, our readers turn to Condé Nast Traveller for an edited choice of restaurants, hotels and spas, shops and museums. Every month we take you to destinations off the beaten track, both at home and abroad, and readers are given a true sense of each destination without compromising on luxury and style.
We are the definitive gold-standard in travel and lifestyle media, home to award-winning journalism, travel writing and photography featuring contributors the world over who are experts in their field. Read more at www.cntravellerme.com
Condé Nast Traveller Middle East is looking for an experienced Senior Sales Manager to join our existing team and sell across all of our platforms with a focus on digital advertising and video content creation.
Our platforms include our monthly magazine, www.cntravellerme.com, video production, social media and various events including the Readers’ Choice Awards, Luxury Forum and the Short Video Film Festival.
The ideal candidate is an entrepreneurial, proactive senior sales person with 10+ years international and GCC luxury, travel and hospitality media sales experience with contacts across theses industries including advertising agencies.
Strong experience in selling across digital display, video production, social media, events and magazine platforms is required, as is the proven ability to manage a continually growing digital platform and lead growth through new revenue channels.
The right candidate will display an excellent understanding of media sales and the media market place, but not be defined by it, and most definitely be able to think outside its traditional parameters and sell creatively as well as across platforms.
Strong negotiation and closing skills as well as the ability to work well under pressure and maintain efficiency and accuracy are key attributes.
Additionally, the right candidate will have experience in;
• GCC media sales
• Selling social influencer channels
• Working closely with content teams to create video concepts for clients that can be distributed across Facebook, Instagram and YouTube
• Analytic digital sales
• Creative Selling
• Brand and product development
We are looking for someone dynamic and tenacious, someone who likes to work in a multicultural environment. The right fit will be an individual who is accountable, socially smart and extremely organised, a team player who uses their own initiative and communicates effectively.
The package is competitive and will be based on relevant experience, network of contacts and ability.
If you believe you have the right experience and characteristics for this role, apply now with your covering letter and CV!
Deputy Editor – ITP Customer
ITP Media Group, as one of the region’s most experienced publishers in the contract publishing field, has been commissioned by a host of prestigious clients including banks, airlines, NGOs and governmental organisations.
ITP establishes a close professional business relationship with its customers, seeking to acquire an intimate and thorough understanding of the brand, positioning, history and objectives that in turn brings depth, perspective and measurability to the products. The customer, meanwhile, can confidently rely on ITP for providing world-class content solutions that live up to the brand, as well as flexible and accommodating staff and first rate client service.
ITP’s contract publications come with an unrivalled editorial credence and compelling authority to match the high brand equity of the customers themselves, and these customers are assured that alongside a complete and dedicated customer publishing unit, offering the highest standard of Customer Publishing and customer service, production values and professionalism, ITP also brings an additional element of editorial authority through unmatched expertise, experience and a thorough understanding of the local markets.
We are looking for a dedicated, talented and creative deputy editor to work on a forthcoming media solution (comprising print, digital and social media platforms) for a major retailer.
Under the direction of the Editor, to create and deliver the overall content plan, across all platforms, liaising closely with the client to ensure all objectives are exceeded.
Ensure that the content is On-trend and current, Educational, Empowering.
In conjunction with the Social Media Manager and Editor, develop a joined up strategy for Web, Print and Social Media platforms of the brand, 24 x 7.
Commission and oversee Contributors, Designers, Photographers and Videographers, with content and budget responsibility.
– At least three years at Deputy Editor level.
– Previous ‘customer publishing’ / client liaison experience desirable.
– Previous experience in a fast moving print environment, eg a weekly.
– Hands on digital experience: online, social media, videography.
The position is a full, time permanent role, located at ITP’s Head Office in Dubai Media City.
If you believe you have the experience and skills to fulfil the above role, please apply with a copy of your CV and a covering letter.