Sky News Arabia
1- Guest/Interview Journalist
Job: Full Time
Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
The Guest / Interviews Journalist is responsible for researching, finding and delivering guest interviews for Sky News Arabia. You will maintain your own contacts and be responsible for maintaining and improving Sky News Arabia’s contacts database. You will offer up guests on your own initiative, and also deliver them according to the specifications of individual production teams.
- Liaises with production teams on identifying potential topics for interview segments.
- Researches interview topics and individual guests, writing background briefs for presenters, production teams and reporters where necessary.
- Books guests for Sky News Arabia and ensures that they make it to air, taking responsibility for arranging the logistics and liaising with the news desk over studio and satellite bookings.
- Maintains a strong personal contacts book and maintains and improves the Sky News Arabia contacts database.
- Experience in television news, including television news production.
- An excellent contacts book and proven experience of delivering guests or exclusive interviews.
- An inquisitive mind, good telephone manner and ability to convince guests to appear.
- Capable of creatively developing interviews that will inform, enlighten, and entertain audiences.