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Regional News Editor

Location: Middle East and North Africa

Job type: Full time

Position overview: Al-Monitor, a trusted and award-winning independent source of Middle East news and analysis, is hiring a Regional News Editor. The ideal candidate will have a strong news judgment, excellent writing abilities and be able to work with our journalists to produce timely coverage.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify news stories and coordinate with other editors and journalists across the region to stay on top of coverage.
  • Write brief daily news stories on timely topics.
  • Manage and source contributors that provide reporting, features and analysis from across the Middle East.
  • This position requires stamina, working in different times and sometimes weekends, depending on the news cycle.

Qualifications:

  • Knows the MENA region, the political, economic, and societal trends.
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism or relevant fields preferred 
  • 4+ years of relevant work experience; digital experience preferred
  • Strong news judgment and copy-editing skills
  • Ability to switch gears between several different news events on a given day
  • Ability to write quickly and follow our style and standards of news reporting
  • Ability to communicate effectively and have strong organizational skills
  • Knowledge of Arabic is preferred

The position reports to Al-Monitor’s senior news editor and managing editor and offers a competitive compensation package and benefits.

Qualified candidates should send a CV to jobs@al-monitor.com with “Regional News Editor” in the subject line.

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