Al Gorezeera on Hiring Binge: 'Multiple Hundreds of Jobs' Including Nearly 100 in New York

While the U.S. economy is still sour and things are even bleaker in may corners of the journalism industry, it seems that Al Jazeera, fresh from acquiring Al Gore's Current TV network, has plenty of job openings stateside, particularly in the New York bureau and several in the nation's capital.

Politico media reporter Dylan Byers noted yesterday:

Al Jazeera, which is set to replace Current TV with the launch of Al Jazeera America, has posted 105 new jobs in the United States — 98 in New York City, where AJ America will be based, and seven in Washington.

UPDATE (2:05 p.m.): Al Jazeera spokesman Stan Collender calls to confirm that the network will be creating "multiple hundreds of new positions" and launching new bureaus around the country. (Details to come.) 

Meanwhile, Al Jazeera has pushed the launch of Al Jazeera America back a bit: They now anticipate a launch within the next six months.

My earlier piece on the network's foray into the U.S. market here.

Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd is the Managing Editor for NewsBusters