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Sports Production Journalist -- The National, Abu Dhabi

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Paul Oberjuerge, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Paul Oberjuerge

    Paul Oberjuerge New Member

    Looking for an expat journalism experience at an award-winning section? The National in Abu Dhabi, UAE, may be for you. Our sports section has won APSE Triple Crown recognition for the past two years, and we have an opening for a production journalist. The successful candidate will have strong design, proofing and headline-writing skills. Experience with InDesign is required, as is three years of professional daily newspaper experience. The job is based in Abu Dhabi and involves working nights, weekends, and on deadline. Familiarity with the British suite of sports a plus.

    Our journalists are well-paid and have inclusive health insurance. The UAE has no income tax or sales tax.

    To apply, please send an email marked "Sports Production Journalist" to Sports Editor Paul Oberjuerge (poberjuerge@thenational.ae) Include your CV and a cover letter.
  2. Giggity

    Giggity Member

    I only post about four times a year,so I find myself in the odd position of advocating twice in two days for positions I've never held.

    But, I know a fair amount about this job. It pays exceptionally well. I was very deep in discussion with them at one point, and I think 80 grand - tax free - would be an OK place to set your sights. Rents are high - think Manhattan prices. Benefits are unreal - think 6-8 weeks of vacation, a free flight home every year and free health insurance. Plus, big bonuses. Big.

    That might've changed. When I was talking to them, they were basically a start-up - an arm of the Sheikhs, who were willing to blow some money to establish credibility with a legit Western newspaper. Robert Mashburn is apparently gone, and Robert Mashburn was an excellent guy to work with (from a recruiting angle at least).

    Also, you're going to have to deal with the fact that it's a propaganda arm. Sports is generally not affected too heavily by that, but it's worth jotting down in the cons list.

    I know several people who've worked there, happily, and I sometimes regret I didn't. Like I said on the Jakarta post - if you're on the fence, at least send in an application.
  3. champ_kind

    champ_kind Well-Known Member

    doubt the wife would be too keen, but if you're adventurous, it sounds like an awesome opportunity
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    I would love to do this.
    I would love to do this.
    I would love to do this.

    Oh, I'd love to do this
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    I will vouch for PaulO here. A previous boss (and a friend) and he gets my high seal of approval. Not the Moddy seal, but it's right there. And I'd go to most places to work for him again, but this one is a bit too out there for me.

    YGBFKM Guest

    What happened to Mashburn?
  7. AliceBrenda

    AliceBrenda Member

    He called the body of water Abu Dhabi resides on by the wrong name ...

  8. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    The National, Abu Dhabi: Robert Mashburn has left the National after nearly three years that included an APSE Triple Crown. Mashburn has returned to the Atlanta area and is a senior project manager for a digital marketing company.

  9. CaymanGuy

    CaymanGuy Member

    So, 377 total posts, divided by four per year . . . You've been a member since 1919. Cool.
  10. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Wasn't the site down from 1942-45 because of the war?
  11. Giggity

    Giggity Member

    At first, I couldn't decide which weighed more heavily: The fact you seized on one blatantly obvious bit of hyperbole to work in what you clearly thought was a totally sweet burn, or the fact that you cared enough about said burn to correctly do the math. I mean, you actually pulled up the calculator and did the math, and that's not nothing.

    But the more I think about it - and I'm not even being that sarcastic when I say this - I'm going to give you props. If you're going to talk shit, put in the work. Good lesson for the kids coming up in the biz.
  12. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Fetch me a beer, noob.
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