Multimedia Journalist (f/m/d) - Jaafar Talk - in freelance work

We are looking for a multimedia journalist (f/m/d) for the JaafarTalk editorial team in the main department Middle East in Berlin as soon as possible in freelance work.

JaafarTalk - the multimedia-based Arabic talk show format – reaches millions of viewers every week in the Arab speaking world. The show and its cross-media platforms online, on social media and television, target an audience in the Arab speaking world and the Arab speaking audience in Europe. We give a voice to the unheard.

Your role with DW:

  • Independent production of web videos in Arabic: from script writing to research and storytelling, dramaturgy as well as editing to the final video
  • Development and implementation of formats for our social media platforms, especially Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube
  • Maintenance and expansion of our most important platforms
  • Community management: active content interaction with our users and monitoring of the social media platforms
  • Mobile reporting and creation of web videos
  • Journalistic research and close cooperation in the team on content as well as distribution

Your education:
  • Completed university studies or equivalent qualification
  • Completed traineeship or comparable journalistic training

Your experience:
  • several years of professional journalistic experience in the fields of social media, web video and mobile reporting

Special skills and knowledge:

  • High affinity in dealing with social media
  • Confident assessment of trends and topics in social media
  • Experience in the production of web videos
  • Very good knowledge of the editing program Adobe Premiere, mastery of Adobe Photoshop is an advantage
  • Good knowledge of political and social conditions in Germany, Europe and the Arab world
  • High flexibility, creativity and ability to work in a team
  • Very good knowledge of the Arabic language (Modern Standard Arabic)
  • Very good knowledge of English and German in order to be able to access journalistic sources in both languages

Your benefits

  • working in an international environment
  • taking part in a dynamic team
  • putting your innovative ideas into practice
Deutsche Welle is Germany's international broadcaster, distributing multimedia journalism worldwide in 30 languages. In addition, the DW Academy helps to strengthen the human right to freedom of information, opinion and expression in 50 emerging and developing countries. As a member of Germany's group of public broadcasters, we are proud to contribute to the diversity of media and opinion.

Have we sparked your interest? We look forward to receiving your application.
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Dominik Lichtenberg
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