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AP - Kentucky

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Writer33, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. Writer33

    Writer33 Member

    Received this email this morning:

    Editors, News Directors:

    The AP has posted its Kentucky sports reporting position based in Lexington. Below is the job description. If you know of anyone who would be interested, they can go to careers.ap.org for information about how to apply. The deadline is July 30.


    The Associated Press seeks an experienced sports reporter to cover Kentucky from Lexington, Ky.

    The successful candidate will own and build beats covering college sports, including the high-profile programs at University of Kentucky, Louisville and Western Kentucky, horse racing, and motor sports, among other duties. This reporter will have a proven track record of building reliable sources, breaking news, writing accurate and compelling game copy on deadline, and delivering smart enterprise that shows ownership of a beat, team or sport.

    If you are accomplished in setting the agenda for top sports news, have solid relationships and the ability to get the scoop for the AP's global audience, we want you on our team. This opportunity requires speed without sacrificing quality, excellent planning skills and the ability to effectively and efficiently juggle. While the position is text-based, the successful candidate should be aware of the growing demand for content in multiple formats (photos, video, audio) and can work with colleagues to deliver. The use and comfort of integrating social media tools are highly desirable. Experience in reporting on professional teams is also a plus.


    Candidates must have demonstrated excellence as a beat reporter, and a proven record of developing sources, breaking news, originating story ideas and writing on deadline in a clear and engaging way. Applicants should understand the growing importance of multimedia news and be able to coordinate with AP staffers from other formats. The successful candidates should have at least five years of full-time reporting experience at a daily newspaper, broadcast station or AP bureau.

    Other qualifications:

    * Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
    * Ability to recognize and develop newsworthy stories of global interest and work accurately under deadline pressure
    * Strong organizational skills with the ability to meet deadlines
    * A willingness to work nights and weekends, and to travel to various sports assignments
    * Authorization to work in the U.S. is mandatory as is advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language.

    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 largest and 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.

    Adam Yeomans - Bureau Chief

    The Associated Press


    215 Centerview Drive, Suite 110

    Brentwood, TN 37207

    Office: 615-373-9988

    Cell: 615-812-0149
  2. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Or you could have read about this job opening a couple of weeks when it was posted on the Jobs Board at SportsJournalists.com, along with another AP sports opening in Tennessee.

    And don't worry about any basketball trips to Murray, we'll send the Nashville person to it.

    It won't be me going to that cow barn they call a gym in Murray either.


  3. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

  4. Writer33

    Writer33 Member

    Yeah, Jay. Maybe I could have done that. I've been under the weather for a while and haven't been on here much in the last couple of months. Like I said, I received the email today. I was trying to be helpful.
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