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Come work for Doha News – seeking a summer editor

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Photo for illustrative purposes only.
Photo for illustrative purposes only.

Doha News is searching for a news editor on a freelance/full-time basis, to join the team for the summer, with the possibility of continuing beyond.

We are looking for an experienced journalist with editing experience, who is energetic, social media-savvy and passionate about what’s happening in Qatar.

Daily responsibilities would include researching and writing stories on deadline, as well as coordinating with reporters and editing their work.

Familiarity with WordPress is a big bonus, as is fluency in Arabic. Perfect written English is a requirement. Salary is negotiable.

To apply, please email us at editor@dohanews.co and include:

  • Cover letter
  • CV (resume)
  • Samples of your past work

This position is open only to those with journalism and editing experience, and priority will go to applicants based in Qatar.

Please distribute widely!

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SullyofDoha
SullyofDoha
6 years ago

Might be an idea to pitch this to the Journalism Program at Northwestern University as a great Co-op opportunity…

Yacine
Yacine
6 years ago

I recommend MMIH for the job. He’s got a critical eye and plenty of free time 😀

MIMH
MIMH
6 years ago
Reply to  Yacine

As much as I appreciate your confidence in me, I don’t think DN would like the direction I would take them in….

HalfManArmy
HalfManArmy
6 years ago

I would apply for the job but I don’t hate Qatar.

Daniel Schriefer
Daniel Schriefer
6 years ago

The Elements of Journalism

Journalism’s first obligation is to the truth.

Its first loyalty is to citizens.

Its essence is a discipline of verification.

Independence is a cornerstone of reliability.

Journalism has an unusual capacity to serve as watchdog
over those whose power and position most affect citizens.

It must provide a forum for public criticism and compromise.

Journalism is storytelling with a purpose.

Keeping news in proportion is a cornerstone of
truthfulness.

Its practitioners must be allowed to exercise their personal conscience.

Source:

Kovach, B and Rosenstiel, T. The Elements of Journalism

I don’t think that this can be maintained at Doha News. It will be hard to find someone.

Michael L
Michael L
6 years ago

Think you’re being harsh on Doha News, where else are we getting remotely impartial or reasonably well informed news from in Doha ? The local papers ? The scurrilous expat rumour mill ? I think they do a pretty good job; if they were any ‘better’ they wouldn’t be allowed to operate.

A_qtr
A_qtr
6 years ago
Reply to  Michael L

Why would you assume they wouldn’t be allowed to operate of they were any better ??

Michael L
Michael L
6 years ago
Reply to  A_qtr

I put inverted commas around the ‘better’ … that’s your answer … i.e. if they upheld all of Daniel’s ‘Elements of Journalism’ I don’t think the site could exist … ask yourself do the local newspapers uphold all those elements? If not, why not?

Daniel Schriefer
Daniel Schriefer
6 years ago
Reply to  Michael L

As a journalist (by profession) one should cling to the ‘Elements of Journalism’. However, it doesn’t seem to be possible here. That’s why I said it might be difficult to find some ‘real’ journalists for DN.

ShabinaKhatri
ShabinaKhatri
6 years ago

Which elements are we failing to practice?

Daniel Schriefer
Daniel Schriefer
6 years ago
Reply to  ShabinaKhatri

Ask yourself, Shabina.

ShabinaKhatri
ShabinaKhatri
6 years ago

Kind of a cop-out answer 🙂 Feel free to email me to discuss further, editor@dohanews.co (not com).

A_qtr
A_qtr
6 years ago
Reply to  Michael L

They don’t because they operate as businesses who over 90% of their revenues are from ads from business and givt agencies and won’t do a thing to effect their revenue stream

MrJames
MrJames
6 years ago

Jeremy Clarkson is a journalist, AND he’s on the market. Polite, multicultural… chance your arm

kk
kk
6 years ago
Reply to  MrJames

you forgot an important quality- racist.

KK
KK
6 years ago
Reply to  kk

Clarkson, racist?

MIMH
MIMH
6 years ago
Reply to  kk

Isn’t that mandatory to work in the Gulf?

ShabinaKhatri
ShabinaKhatri
6 years ago
Reply to  MrJames

Deleting this thread because it’s irrelevant and getting racist.

Jabir.A.T
6 years ago

Probably DN should try something like crowd sourcing, i.e. People Journalist/Citizen Journalist. It will have wider reach and better view.

A_qtr
A_qtr
6 years ago

I’m available … But you have to outbid the Qatar tribune who are looking to hire me as their health and wellness editor

Yacine
Yacine
6 years ago
Reply to  A_qtr

Honestly, having DohaNews on your CV is way more valuable than the Tribune. Who reads the Tribune anyway (and Al Raya, Al Sharq and and all those so-called “newspapers”)?
🙂

MrJames
MrJames
6 years ago

Hold a competition.

‘Compose a Haiku on the subject of the random bread roll in every box of KFC in Doha. How did it get there, and what is it’s purpose?’.

Winner gets the job?

A_qtr
A_qtr
6 years ago
Reply to  MrJames

Bread bread bread bread bread
Bread bread bread bread bread bread bread
Bread bread bread bread bread

Observant One
Observant One
6 years ago

Will he or she be subjected to Kafala system? Or will they do it on a fly in fly out basis using a ‘tourist’ visa.

ShabinaKhatri
ShabinaKhatri
6 years ago

Closing this thread now. Please email us your CV if you are an experienced Doha-based journalist keen to do independent journalism in Qatar!

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