The Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc. (MBN) is seeking a News Writer for Alhurra Iraq at the Headquarters office in Springfield, VA. MBN is a non-profit, multimedia broadcaster that provides news and information to audiences in the Middle East and North Africa through television, radio and digital properties in support of US diplomacy.
The News Writer is responsible for writing scripts for news broadcasts. The writer translates material from English into Arabic. The writer works closely with MBN’s editorial personnel.
The primary duties and responsibilities of the News Writer include, but are not limited to:
Candidates are required to have:
Bachelors degree (Journalism or Broadcast Journalism is preferred)
3 years professional writing experience.
Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills in Classic Arabic and English.
Strong attention to detail.
Able to work effectively with all levels of management.
Strong computer and database skills.
Exercise self-discipline and time-management skills
Ability to accommodate to support 24/7 news environment.This may require overnight coverage.
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