Many positions open - anchor, writer, editor, etc.

Posted On: September 15, 2010

Journalism Internship

Media Organization:Middle East Broadcasting Networks

Company Description

Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc. offers a challenging work environment, competitive pay and excellent benefits. The selected candidate must be able to pass background and credit check. MBN is a private, nonprofit 501©(3) corporation. Please visit our website at

Job Description


POSITION: News Writer
PRIMARY FUNCTION: News writers are responsible for writing scripts for news broadcasts. Ability to translate material from English into Arabic, monitor English and Arabic news feed. Develop and write new stories in classical Arabic with clarity, accuracy and balance.

POSITION: Sports Anchor
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Sports Anchor responsible for providing clear and concise reports after gathering and verifying factual information through interviews, observations, and research. Must be able to report on all aspects of sporting events. Ability to write clear and concise business news stories and communicate, translate from English to classic Arabic.

POSITION: Associate Producer
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Associate Producer assists in all areas of production, from pre-production through post-production of news programs, package elements, live events, and features. Undertake routine production tasks such as budgeting, scheduling, and asset sourcing to support production projects. Must have excellent Arabic, English written and verbal communication skills.

POSITION: News Anchor
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Presenting the news in a fair, balanced and concise manner. Must demonstrate strong news judgment. Must have 3-5 years news anchoring experience. Excellent Arabic writing skills. Clear pronunciation in Modern Standard Arabic, strong understanding of English desired.

POSITION: Producer
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Producers are responsible for the creative development, production, content quality of assigned programs; constructing fresh, informative, creative, compelling newscasts, summaries, updates and assigned special event coverage, ensuring balanced content consist with the mission goals of the company. Must demonstrate strong news judgment; ensure journalistic standards of fairness, accuracy and relevancy. Excellent Arabic writing skills

POSITION: Correspondent
PRIMARY FUNCTION: The correspondent is first and foremost a storyteller responsible for providing clear and concise reports after gathering and verifying factual information through interviews, observations, and research. Demonstrate strong news judgment and organizational skills. College degree in Journalism or a related field preferred. 2-3 year previous experience as an on-camera correspondent

POSITION: Quality Control Editor
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Review radio newscasts broadcast from Virginia and Dubai to prioritize the interviews based on their importance before translating them into English. Check newscasts to identify political and cultural sensitivities as well as syntax and contextual and typographical errors and suggest corrections.

POSITION: Assignment Editor
PRIMARY FUNCTION: AE manages assignments, deals with logistics, responsible for newsgathering and disseminating news assignments to correspondents in the United States and overseas. Ability to communicate and translate from English to classic Arabic. Good knowledge of the geography of the 22+ Arab speaking countries of the Middle East and North Africa.

POSITION: Guest Producer
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Ability to reach out and cultivate a large talented, informed network of contacts who can address relevant topics on air in a professional manner. Ability to create a story and guest ideas, pitches them to other staff members like the executive producer and the host/anchor and secures the guests appearance.

POSITION: Production Assistant

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Production Assistants provide support to Producers and Senior Producers in most stages of pre-production and news production. Responsibilities include, technical, creative and administrative tasks from logistical organization to booking live feeds, making sure the news production process runs smoothly. Ability to read and write classic Arabic

POSITION: Sr. Broadcast Designer

PRIMARY FUNCTION: : Responsible for collaborating with the creative team on conceptualizing, developing, and executing high quality broadcast design that creates competitive advantage for the network. A degree in Fine Arts, motion graphics, design, multimedia, or equivalent education or experience is sought. Qualified candidates who are bi-lingual in reading, writing and speaking Modern Standard Arabic are preferred. Minimum of 3-5 years of experience is required.

POSITION: Log Scheduler
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Ability to perform daily entries, communicate with various departments and create daily log packets. Must be well organized with a strong attention to detail and flexible.

POSITION: On-Air Promotion Producer
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Conceptualize, create, coordinate and execute production of promos, image ID and campaigns as assigned in accordance with the strategic planning of the On-Air Promotion Department. Bachelors Degree (Major in related area beneficial). Two to three years experience in a Creative Services/On-Air Promotions department

POSITION: Radio Broadcaster
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Ability to generate story ideas, plans, researches and drafts original broadcast-quality news scripts for assigned stories ensuring accuracy, balance and objectivity; broadcasts the news and other programs in a balanced, accurate and objective manner. Skilled reader, adept to ad-libbing during breaking news and ability to handle on-air problem. Clear pronunciation in Modern Standard Arabic, strong understanding of English desired. Bachelors Degree in journalism or broadcast journalism (preferred). 3-5 years news broadcasting experience.

POSITION: News Writer - Radio
PRIMARY FUNCTION: Write news scripts for radio broadcast for assigned stream. The incumbent translates material from English into Arabic ensuring that scripts conform to the Networks standards to provide balanced, accurate, objective news and information. Bachelors degree (Journalism or Broadcast Journalism is preferred) 3 years professional writing experience (experience writing international news preferred) Bi-lingual in verbal and written Classic Arabic and English

POSITION: Radio Correspondent

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Responsible for providing clear and concise reports after gathering and verifying factual information through interviews, observations, and research. The incumbent organizes all material, determines the emphasis and writes story or stories to fit the standard. Must have strong news judgment and organizational skills.

POSITION: Web Writer

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Translate and edit the news. All news, features, interviews, photos and actualities must be well organized, grammatically accurate, timely, balanced and of the highest professional standards. Mastery of Arabic and English and ability to write for the Web effectively in Arabic. Thorough practical knowledge of Arabic grammar is evident in drafting and editing.

POSITION: Web Editor

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Help select, write and edit news stories for website that are of interest to a Pan-Arab audience and meet the editorial standards. Ability to translate English to Arabic.

To Apply

Qualified candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to and include the job title of the position for which they are applying in the email subject line.

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