Looks like someone is hiring. Al Jazeera just posted a list of over 100 job openings on their website for the soon-to-launch new U.S.-based news channel.
At the beginning of the year, Al Jazeera Media Network announced that it had acquired Current TV, the network founded by Al Gore, and would use the network’s distribution system to launch a new U.S.-based news channel for American audiences. The new channel will be headquartered in New York, where all of the current job openings are, although they noted that they were planning to expand throughout the US. The announcement also said that Al Jazeera planned to double the network’s U.S.-based staff to more than 300 employees.
“By acquiring Current TV, Al Jazeera will significantly expand our existing distribution footprint in the U.S., as well as increase our newsgathering and reporting efforts in America,” Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani, Al Jazeera’s director general said in the January 2 announcement.
So, good news for all you job-seeking associate producers, executive producers, executive sports producers, makeup artists, senior makeup artists, graphics producers, investigative reporters, correspondents, news editors, online news editors, interview producers, line producers, online blog editors, online writers, package producers, researchers, social media editors, wardrobe stylists…well, the list goes on for seven pages.
Bottom line, Al Jazeera is staffing up.