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Any updates on this one: AP Regional Editor for the East

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by nebraska_rules, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. nebraska_rules

    nebraska_rules New Member

    Anybody know anything about this one?

    AP Regional Assistant Sports Editor

    The Associated Press seeks a Regional Assistant Sports Editor to supervise sports coverage for its East region based in Philadelphia, Pa. The successful candidate will be energetic, highly motivated, organized and able to communicate ideas clearly.
    The editor will supervise 11 writers. This editor assigns, directs, edits and coordinates stories with writers within the region on a daily basis for stories and coverage related to all sports. Other responsibilities include working with Multimedia, Photos, Graphics and Broadcast on a daily basis. This editor reports to the deputy sports editor based in New York.

    The ideal candidate will have demonstrated news and editing skills, the ability to handle fast-breaking stories as well as features and enterprise experience. Applicants should have knowledge of and an interest in a full range of sports, nationally and internationally. Applicants should be able to work with writers, identify and assign stories, and develop projects with bureaus. Applicants must be able to work well with reporters to produce a top-notch report across all platforms. Candidates must be capable of supervising and directing special events on - site or from the office.
    Must be familiar with and able to work with multimedia elements, and must have ability and desire to work with Graphics, Broadcast, Photos and Online Video to ensure proper packaging of stories. Applicants should have at least three to five years of full-time daily sports and management experience in a professional news organization. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a high level of fluency in written and spoken English. Authorization to work in the United States is mandatory.
    For consideration, apply via the following URL: http://careers.ap.org/viewjob.html?erjob=15664:en_US.
    The Associated Press is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member


    It's off the AP jobs board site, but in the past, AP has put out announcements on hires such as this one, but I haven't seen one.
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Posted on journalismjobs.com today.

  4. beanpole

    beanpole Member

    They've had several hiring freezes in the last two years (and shed about 400 jobs last year) as they're trying to bring payroll costs down. That it's been posted again means that they have clearance to finally fill the job, but there's no guarantee that they'll hire externally. AP has made a few external hires as of late, so that's encouraging.

    This is a golden job, but very tough. You don't have enough sportswriters to cover your 10 states, huge pressure to turn out enterprise ahead of those east coast giant metros and you've got to have enough stringer help to cover gamers at the pro and college level (but not D-II or D-III.) Expectations are very, high, the pressure is great. Working for someone like Mary Byrne is a huge plus, but some days you'll go home and need a few drinks to clear your head.
  5. nebraska_rules

    nebraska_rules New Member

    Was this ever filled?
  6. shallow_gal

    shallow_gal New Member

    Tim Sullivan, formerly of the NY Post, took this position a few weeks ago if I'm not mistaken.
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