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AP assistant sports editor -- Philadelphia

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boundforboston, May 21, 2014.

  1. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member


    The Associated Press is seeking an Assistant Sports Editor to supervise 13 reporters and coverage across 10 states from its East Regional Desk in Philadelphia.

    The editor reports to the global sports editor and the deputy sports editor in New York, and works closely with colleagues in the other three U.S. regions and the international sports editor. The editor works with the regional news desk staff in Philadelphia, and editors from business and entertainment news. The editor leads sports coverage in all formats, working closely with managers from photos, video and interactives. The editor will oversee a talented staff of 13 sports writers responsible for game coverage, breaking news, previews, investigations and enterprise across all sports. The editor will take a leadership role as a manager in AP Sports, being the top editor on certain sports and events in the region. The editor has responsibility for personnel decisions, budgeting and planning in the region. The editor works closely with AP Sports customers and represents AP in the industry.


    Ideal candidates will have a minimum of four years of management and leadership experience and a history of leading staff from afar. Must be innovative and creative. Must be a talented editor, capable of working with and coaching a diverse group of editors and reporters. Candidates must have a history of leading smart beat coverage, including investigative work and high-impact enterprise stories. Candidates must be savvy in the new media landscape, including a familiarity with social media and mobile, plus have an understanding of print and broadcast. The editor must have a global view and be able to work with multiple internal and external stakeholders, and have a history of working well with teams in organizations. The editor must understand media customers in all formats. Candidates should have an understanding of budgets and be able to manage spending.

    Above all, he or she must have a passion for sports coverage and to break news in sports in a competitive, fast-paced and challenging environment while continuing AP Sports' leadership in the industry.

    Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required. Authorization to work in the US for any employer is mandatory.

    The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world's population sees news from AP.

    AP seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences. We support all aspects of diversity and provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable nondiscrimination laws.

  2. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Well-Known Member

    It seems that a vast majority of the time, these jobs are filled internally. True??
  3. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Usually. But you never know.
  4. awriter

    awriter Active Member

    Not necessarily.
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