Riyadh – Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al Saud, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG), issued a decision to appoint Battal Al-Qoos as editor in chief of the sports daily newspaper, Arriyadhiah, effective as of September 29.
Commenting on the appointment, SRMG Prince Badr said: “The decision complements SRMG’s future vision of driving our titles to new heights via empowering young Saudi media leaders to meet the expectations and aspirations of the new generation who form the bulk of today’s media consumption”
The Prince added that Qoos is a name which requires no introduction when it comes to sports journalism; saying that he has an exceptional experience that combines radio, television and print as well as management.
The Prince concluded by thanking the former editor of of Arriyadiah, Eida al-Thageel, for his enormous efforts and announced that he will continue to work with SRMG as a consultant.
Qoos obtained his bachelor’s degree and post-graduate degree in media studies from King Saud University in Riyadh.
During his career, Qoos held many positions and was received several awards for his achievements.
He previously worked as a host on Riyadh radio, Saudi state television’s sports channel and was the editor-in-chief of Shams Saudi newspaper in 2005. He joined al -Arabiya in 2006 and became the head of the sports division as well as a show presenter.
Qoos will uphold the new position in addition to his current position at al-Arabiya.