News website platform and radio broadcast service Sputnik Arabic (headquarter in Cairo, Zamalek) is searching for a brilliant, diligent and talented deputy editor in chief. The ideal candidate must have strong leadership, decision-making and interpersonal qualities, strong journalistic experience, brilliant knowledge of middle eastern media sphere, creative mind and absolute responsibility.
The candidate will need to dedicate all his/her energy to lead a team of more than 30 persons as well as a social media manager, CEO, PR manager, and graphic designer.
The candidate’s role will be building and leading a successful team who can hit a record and perform daily tasks in an outstanding brilliant way in order to increase Sputnik influence in the Middle East and attract a new audience to the website.
Tasks will include:
Regarding radio: During everyday meeting, the deputy chief editor will assign tasks and choose topics for daily programs, supervise the work of producers and radio presenters to ensure that the content is new, interesting, important and creative, The editor will also suggest new ideas, control quality of recorded sources and assess guests of the programs, check the final scripts and texts of various programs.
Regarding editors and correspondents: The deputy editor will lead everyday meetings and discussions to determine what news to be published, what topics to work on during the day and in which manner, constantly checking the quality of written materials, rejecting unappealing pieces and recommending ways to improve them, contributing editorial pieces, using new technology and developing innovative ways to attract as many readers as possible.
Also, the deputy editor will handle reader complaints and take responsibility for issues that may have arisen after publication, ensuring all information published is properly verified and all sources are credited, in addition to hiring, sometimes training, supervising new editors and other staff members, constantly checking that the team is performing 100% work in terms of quality and quantity, analyzing Sputnik Arabic performance and implementing new methods to improve it.
Regarding social media, PR and graphic design work: The deputy editor will give tasks and check that everything is done in an excellent way, and will create new ideas for improving social media and PR work, creating and approving new stylish layouts and designs.
Administrative tasks: The deputy editor will supervise the working calendar, control and maintain a record of staff members’ working days and days off, will be in constant interaction and coordination with the staff of the main Sputnik Arabic office in Moscow and with the regional director and editor in chief at Cairo office.
The candidate must speak Arabic and English (fluently) and must understand Russian.