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AP oil spill jobs

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Blitz, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    10056227 -- Gulf Oil Industry Reporter - Temporary
    The Associated Press seeks a temporary full-time reporter to cover the Gulf oil industry in the wake of the Gulf oil spill. The successful applicant will be an experienced business writer with contacts in the oil industry. Coverage will focus on the Gulf oil industry, especially offshore drilling, the long-term implications for BP and the energy industry, and how this impacts America's views on fossil fuels, as well as energy policy going forward.

    This person will report to the newly created position of Oil Spill Editor and work closely with managers of the AP's Business Vertical and the New Orleans news editor. This temporary position would be based in Houston or New Orleans. The estimated duration of the position is nine months but could be extended.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    The successful candidate will have a focus on strong beat reporting and source development and accountability journalism. The reporter must be able to work across departments and formats. The person will work with the Oil Spill Editor, Business Vertical managers and other AP managers to develop aggressive spot and enterprise reporting for the AP’s global newspaper, online and broadcast audience.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    Candidates should have at least 5 years professional reporting experience.
    * Proven ability to recognize and develop newsworthy stories of global interest and work accurately under deadline pressure
    * Experience covering the oil industry is a plus
    * Proficiency in multiple platforms, especially video is a plus
    * Be able to travel and work a variety of hours and schedules.
    * Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language
    * Authorization to work in the U.S. will be mandatory

    10056226 -- Gulf Spill Impact Reporter - Temporary
    The Associated Press seeks a temporary full-time cross-platform reporter to cover the profound effect of the Gulf oil spill on the unique culture and economy of the Gulf Coast, which relies heavily on energy, tourism and fishing jobs for its survival. The successful candidate will have a focus on strong beat reporting and source development. The reporter must be able to work across departments and formats.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    The person will work with the Oil Spill Editor, the New Orleans news editor and other AP managers to develop aggressive spot and enterprise reporting for the AP’s global newspaper, online and broadcast audience. This person will be based in a Gulf Coast city, with an expectation of frequent travel to other Gulf States. The estimated duration of the position is nine months but it could be extended.
     
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Maybe the current BP flack can change jobs...
     
  3. bpoindexter

    bpoindexter Member

    Any real "experienced business writer with contacts in the oil industry" would have busted out the gas gouge years ago, collected a Pulitzer, made bazillions from book and movie deals, run the TV talk show circuit and would be making $50K per doing motivational speaking. ... So, good luck to whomever gets this gig, I guess.
     
  4. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Kind of sad that this thing has gone on long enough for them to create an oil spill beat.
     
  5. nmsports

    nmsports Member

    Hard to imagine anyone that would be qualified for this job would actually be in want of a job.
     
  6. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    My guess is they're looking to snag somebody from the many petroleum industry trade publications.
     
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