Gem Advertising & Publications, Senior Writer (Qatar)

Location
Doha, Qatar
Salary
DoE
Posted
22 Sep 2016
Closes
22 Oct 2016
Industry
Journalist
Discipline
Editorial, Writer
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Company Profile

Gem Advertising and Publications is a leading full service communications agency in Qatar, specialising in publishing, creative, and digital solutions for our clients. Our experienced team of editorial, design, production and systems specialists brings together a complete range of professional communications disciplines, combining creativity and technical expertise to deliver focused content that meet the needs of our clients and – just as importantly – the audiences they need to reach.

Job Description - Senior Writer
 

  • Deliver news and features of the highest quality under minimal supervision;
  • Produce speed and accuracy under pressure;
  • Display excellent interpersonal skills as befitting a client environment;
  • Ability to handle multiple deadlines;
  • Devise stories for inclusion in publications and assist with forward planning of stories, utilising contacts, press releases and other media sources to do this;
  • Conduct one-on-one interviews and attend press conferences. Recording these interviews and press conferences;
  • Build up a strong understanding of issues across the various elements: namely, in the fields of education, research and community service.
  • To convey this to an educated, general audience;
  • Fact check stories ahead of providing them to the Production Editor for subbing;
  • Perform other duties as required from time to time by the Client, Editor or Group Editor;


Skills

  • A diploma or degree in Journalism, English or any related field;
  • Five years’ experience in magazines and/or newspapers;
  • Expert writing ability;
  • Creative approach to features and news stories;
  • Skill in handling multiple deadlines and projects;
  • Positive attitude;
  • Good interpersonal skills that will help you to develop a solid contact base across the organisation.


Apply by completing the application form below.