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We are seeking experienced journalists who are interested in being part of a multi-cultural team. We are looking for creative, hardworking individuals with a love of journalism and a keen eye for detail.

If you are interested in applying for any of these roles kindly email recruitment@thenationalnews.com with your covering letter, CV and work samples. Please mention the position and location in the email subject line.


 

Position Podcast Editor
Location Abu Dhabi, UAE

The National, the leading quality news organisation in the Middle East, is looking for a Podcast Editor to lead and grow our portfolio of podcasts and maximise their global audience. Candidates should have a proven record of managing audio output for a major news organisation.

You should have expertise in platforms, marketing and audience growth and the ability to build fruitful partnerships with outside organisations. The role requires an understanding of Middle Eastern affairs, be they political, diplomatic, financial, cultural or social. You should be full of ideas for discussion topics and possess an established flair for finding high-profile, influential external contributors.

The successful candidate will manage our team of podcast producers and work within our global multimedia department.

Based in Abu Dhabi, The National has established a reputation for authoritative, comprehensive reporting of the Middle East and beyond. This is an opportunity to join us as we continue our major international expansion. Podcasts are a central and expanding part of our mission to explain this region to the wider world.

 

 

 

Position US Correspondent
Location Washington, DC, United States

The National is looking for a full-time US correspondent with a background in foreign policy and a thorough understanding of Middle Eastern affairs.

The candidate should have several years’ experience of news writing, ideally for an international audience, and will already have solid Hill, Foggy Bottom and Pentagon sources.

A proven ability to score interviews with high-profile officials and thought leaders is key, as is the ability to juggle daily news pieces with longer form features and investigations.

The correspondent would work alongside two other DC reporters and a UN reporter.

Willingness to follow stories outside the Beltway is important, as is availability for occasional travel within North America and possibly beyond.

The correspondent would report to The National’s DC bureau and would be working in a team of about 12.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

 

 

 

Position Beirut Correspondent
Location Beirut

The National, the leading quality news organisation in the Middle East, is looking a news correspondent to join our new Beirut bureau. Candidates should have strong journalistic skills, the ability to come up with compelling news feature ideas, and the capacity to write engagingly on a variety of subjects.

You should have a deep knowledge and understanding of politics, diplomacy, society and culture in Lebanon and the wider region and access to influential contacts. A record of breaking exclusive, agenda-setting stories in Lebanon is an advantage. Candidates should be fluent in English and ideally Arabic and possess social media skills.

 

 

 

Position Energy Reporter
Location Abu Dhabi, UAE

The National is looking for a senior writer who will lead energy coverage of the UAE, the third-biggest oil producer in Opec. The candidate will need to produce energy news and analysis, as well as be content focused on Adnoc and its affiliate companies, its strategic partnerships, in addition to oil market developments and Opec meetings.

Responsibilities include, receiving assignments or evaluate news leads and news tips to develop story ideas and pitches them to the business editor or a designate. Gather and verify information through interviews and research and ensure facts are checked, sources in place where applicable and context provided when needed.

The candidate will also need to write stories with print and digital platforms in mind, ensure stories are packaged properly and illustrated. Other requirements: excellent grammar and language skills; experience with online publishing systems and Excel. A good working knowledge of best practice in web publishing, SEO and digital trends is useful. Local and regional experience is an advantage. Arabic is a plus.

 

 

 

Position Breaking News Reporter
Location Abu Dhabi, UAE

The National, the leading quality news organisation in the Middle East, is looking for a Breaking News Reporter to join our expanding Abu Dhabi operation. Candidates should have a strong knowledge of Middle East affairs and good news judgment. You should have the ability to spot a breaking news story quickly and to verify it reliably. Candidates should be able to produce fast, accurate copy. Familiarity with breaking news tools such as Dataminr is a must. Arabic language skills are an advantage.

Based in Abu Dhabi, The National has established a reputation for authoritative, comprehensive reporting of the Middle East and beyond. This is an opportunity to join us as we continue our major international expansion.

 

 

 

Position Assistant Business Editor
Location Abu Dhabi, UAE

The National is looking for an Assistant Business Editor to assist in overseeing our business coverage.

The person will be responsible for helping manage the business section’s daily news coverage as well as long-term planning.

Responsibilities include liaising with reporters, assigning and editing copy, ensuring deadlines are met and packaging content with pictures, infographics, and multimedia across print and digital platforms.

The person will help lead reporters to produce daily spot news stories, including quick-take explainers in response to breaking news, and longer-term analysis stories for print and digital platforms.

The person will work in a wider team environment in partnership with other editors, copy editors, photographers, and designers. They will represent the business desk, as needed, at daily meetings to communicate coverage plans and coordinate with other departments.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment under pressure with a focus on accuracy is vital.

You should have wide knowledge across business sectors, with a solid understanding of technology, finance and energy.Strong news judgement and an ability to quickly decide a story’s local, regional, and global potential are important.

Other requirements: excellent grammar and language skills; experience with online publishing systems and Excel.

A good working knowledge of best practice in web publishing, SEO and digital trends is useful.

Local and regional experience is an advantage and candidates who read and speak Arabic are strongly preferred.

 

 

 

Position National Reporter
Location Abu Dhabi, UAE

The National is looking for a News Reporter with at least five years' experience, preferably on a major English language news outlet, to work on its local news team. This role would ideally suit a journalist already working in Dubai or Abu Dhabi.

The ideal applicant would be Arabic speaking and have a strong understanding of the UAE. Contacts in government departments and police forces would be a strong advantage.

The successful candidate would be a self-starter comfortable hitting the streets to cover breaking news and scouring social media for potential stories. They would be someone who enjoys telling stories about life in the UAE, from human interest features to breaking news.