Independent News Website, Multimedia Journalist - French Social Media

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Recruiter
Independent News Website
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Nov 2018
Closes
16 Dec 2018
Ref
FSM01
Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We are an independent news website based in London focused on the Middle East and North Africa looking for a Multimedia Journalist to join our French team.

We provide our readers with news, features, analyses, videos and columns about the region, ranging from political and diplomatic issues to culture, the economy, energy resources, and the environment.

As a multimedia journalist, your role will be to assist in and implement the digital strategy of the French site. With an excellent knowledge of the social networking ecosystem, you are aware if of the latest trends and have good understanding of this environment.

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Distributing French content on various social media platforms
  • Schedule content ensuring feeds are full at all times including the weekend
  • Analysing data to improve distribution strategy
  • Analysing data to grow audience
  • Monitor and listen to mentions and provide ways to engage
  • Actively monitoring and discovering content of current trends related to the MENA region, and recommend coverage
  • Assist in optimising content for social media
  • Assisting in developing the overall social media strategy
  • Respond and moderate message when necessary
  • Produce digital platforms activity reports regularly
  • Develop and send out newsletters
  • Send emails of new articles to the various mailing lists
  • Identify new entities to reach out to and send content to
  • Assisting in translating content between French, English and Arabic
  • Fact-checking content
  • Participate in editorial meetings
  • Produce stories where necessary
  • Any other task as and when required by the organisation


KEY ATTRIBUTES AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to tell a story in a clear and engaging way
  • The ability to find good stories and come up with ideas for news items and explain them in a way which suits a variety of audiences, within agreed deadlines
  • Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team
  • Ability to demonstrate resilience and flexibility with a willingness to learn new skills
  • A passion for Middle East news and current affairs with an awareness of/interest in what's generally happening in the region and beyond
  • Ability to exercise good judgement when selecting and writing stories, mindful of our editorial policy and legal issues
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability (or willingness to learn) to use various multimedia tools
  • A keen interest, knowledge and awareness of social media, the digital world and the video industry.
  • Understanding of audiences
  • Fluent in French and English
  • Fluency in Arabic preferable
  • Experience in the field of digital marketing, social media or journalism is desirable

 

This Job Description identifies the main requirements of the job. It is not an exhaustive list of duties but is intended to reflect the nature, range, and context of the work, which may change over time.

How to apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter about your suitability for the job by completing the application form below. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for next stage

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