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Media Director and Vision Mixer - Arabic-speaking

Alaraby Television Network is looking for an experienced studio director to join our team at the London headquarters. 

Fluency in spoken and written modern Arabic is essential.

Job: Media Director and Vision Mixer

Number of Positions: x 2

Location: London, NW10

Salary: £38,000 – £45,000.

Job Introduction

Broadcasting from its headquarters in London, Alaraby Television Network has a broad range of programme content, varying from news to entertainment. Although broadcasting from London; we have bureaus in the Middle east and worldwide.

Alaraby TV Network follows the strict media and editorial standards that are observed internationally of balance, objectively, precision and accountability in all the information it presents, and deep and precise analysis for the viewer. We aim to be a medium for entertainment, arts and creativity.

As well as a very competitive salary Alaraby Television Network also provides an excellent private medical and dental coverage, pension and annual leave.


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead gallery crew in a highly dynamic LIVE and LIVE-to-tape environment.
  • Direct camera crew and floor managers to execute productions to the highest standards.
  • Direct multi-camera studio and on-location field productions.
  • Direct Productions across a variety of program genres, styles and formats.
  • Work closely with the editorial team to produce content requirements, design and execute visual treatments as per published running orders.   
  • Effectively liaise and communicate with MCR and Broadcast TX on all transitions, handovers and countdowns.
  • Operate a large, complex Vision desk; cutting between sources as per established show formats independently.
  • Using the Vision mixer to optimise the outputs strengths.
  • Control inserts to the video wall.
  • Communicate and work closely with show producers and editorial team members to execute pre-planned run-downs.

Essential skills required:

  • Must have the ability to conceptualise ideas and to think visually and decide about the appropriate graphic style and the music for the production.
  • Precise attention to detail & excellent organisational ability.
  • Methodical approach to work with high stress tolerance and stamina.
  • Knowledge of the entire production process.
  • A full command and up to date knowledge of spoken and written modern standard Arabic language is essential.
  • Experience in a similar Television Environment.
  • Knowledge of how the Vision desk works and interacts with other equipment.
  • Must be able to stay calm and react quickly and accurately under pressure.
  • All vision mixing requires high levels of concentration and stamina.
  • They must have the discipline to respond to cues accurately according to predetermined plans, and the confidence to take the initiative and deal autonomously with unforeseen circumstances or problems when they arise.
  • Familiar with various vision desks and equipment & in depth knowledge of vision equipment.
  • Excellent visual and aural awareness, combined with artistic and aesthetic abilities.
  • Good sense of rhythm in order to produce accurate and sensitive transitions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Effective team working skills & advanced IT Skills.

Qualifications & skills required:

  • 5 years’ experience in relevant field.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.
  • A full command and up-to-date knowledge of spoken and written modern standard Arabic language is essential.

To be considered for this role, please send your details online via grapevinejobs. We'll be in touch with qualified candidates as soon as we can.

Application Closing Date: 31/07/2020.