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As a media organization with businesses in print, digital and radio, along with being a leading newspaper in the UAE, GN Media is always on the look out for candidates with talent. With a challenging, rewarding work environment, competitive pay and benefits, Gulf News is one of the premium organizations to work for in the country. It is no surprise that we boast of very low attrition rates and long average tenures of our employees.If you are interested in joining of the most successful media companies in the UAE, please send your updated resume to recruitment@alnisrpublishing.com

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Deputy Sports Editor

Gulf News is the biggest selling newspaper in the UAE, and the biggest selling English language newspaper in the Middle East. It is also home to the most visited website in the region, GulfNews.com.

It is part of GN Media, which is the home of the UAE's most popular radio stations, a contract publishing division, and a magazine arm that publishes, among other titles, Friday, the most widely circulated magazine in the country.

Job Requirements:

  • The Deputy Sports Editor will be working closely with the Sports Editor to run the Sports desk on a day-to-day basis.
  • The Deputy will plan and coordinate coverage for the section : overseeing production and editing, running editors and reporters and working to create and refine the desk’s workflow process to meet the demands of both print and digital publishing.
  • The deputy will play a key role in helping the desk continue to evolve toward a digital-first model that works to produce stories all day long, as well as helping create interactive and multimedia projects from the Hub.
  • The Deputy will be responsible to create and run the sports desk’s coverage of major global sporting events from the Olympics and the World Cups to Wimbledon, the golf Majors, the Super Bowl, the UEFA Champions League, the NBA Finals – all with an eye to catering to the multi-cultural readership of the UAE. The person will also help to promote the desk’s work through social media platforms.
  • The ideal candidate should have a 7-8 years’ experience in people skills, a collegial approach to management, news and feature writing, be social media savvy with a thorough knowledge of most major sporting disciplines and a creative eye.

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