• Publication date: September 15, 2016

Metadata Executive - Arabic

Job Objective and Requirements

(mbc.net) Job Objective:

  • Learn the language and writing style of MBC, internal subject matter experts (SMEs) and key leaders of the specialized topic to create audience appropriate messages.
  • Create and maintain the Arabic language style guideline that aligns with and supports the English writing style guide, for usage in creating Arabic content for relevant directorates.
  • Understand audience segmentation and create content appropriately for various target audiences.
  • Continuously write, translate, edit and publish content within the MBC CMS.
  • Track platform content changes and update the Arabic metadata with translations within hours of the English update.
  • Write, edit, review, and proof-read materials in Arabic including but not limited to web pages, digital platforms and other content metadata distribution avenues.
  • Support metadata creation for Digital Platforms
  • Sourcing and editing appropriate imagery, synopses and metadata
  • Researching content  
  • Following content through all internal workflows
  • Troubleshooting where problems occur
  • Checking that content arrives on various platforms on time and in the required quality
  • Project work to constantly improve the accuracy, reach and appeal of MBC’s programme information.
  • Using internal software to add and manage extra programme data (images, video clips, highlights, widescreen flags)


  • Three years’ experience or training as a professional translator creating Arabic/Arabized content is essential.
  • CV showcasing growing responsibilities in Arabic translations, writing, authoring, publishing or related experience will receive consideration
  • No certificates are required, but translation or interpretation-relevant certificates advantages
  • Media experience preferred

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