Wattan is an award-winning, independent, professional media organisation based in Ramallah, Palestine. It was established in 1996 by three civil society organisations. Over the past two decades, Wattan has established itself as an important voice of Palestinian citizens, civil society, marginalized communities and groups, women and, most significantly, youth. Our team of reporters, correspondents, and experts in the West Bank and Gaza provide wide ranging reporting and programming on issues of public concern including sensitive and controversial topics that are rarely covered by mainstream Palestinian media.
Wattan is seeking qualified candidate to fulfil the following full-time vacancy in its Ramallah Office:
English News Editor
This position supports the English News Room Unit by providing a variety of translation, proofreading and editing tasks. This includes assisting an editor in chief, to whom this position reports.
Prepare, rewrite, translate and edit copy to improve readability
Read copy or proof to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax
Plan the contents of publications according to the publication's style, editorial policy, and publishing requirements
Verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources
Review and approve proofs submitted by composing room prior to publication production
Develop story or content ideas, considering audience appeal
Maintain news archives
Qualifications and Experience
University degree in journalism (or related field)
At least 3 years of similar experience in a recognised media organisation
Fluency in English and Arabic (speaking, reading, writing)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proficiency in computer applications (MS Word, Excel)
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work well under tight timeframes and handle multiple projects simultaneously
Interested candidates with relevant education and work experience are encouraged to submit their CV, a cover letter and minimum two references with full contact information. Applications should be submitted to [email protected]no later than December 10, 2016, please make sure to mention the position name in the subject.