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AP Regional Assistant Sports Editor/North

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Diabeetus, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Company: The Associated Press
    Position: Regional Assistant Sports Editor/North
    Location: Northern U.S., United States
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires: November 27, 2007
    Job ID: 843263

    Description:

    The Associated Press seeks a Regional Assistant Sports Editor to
    supervise sports coverage in the Northern United States.

    The editor will be based in a Northern location to be determined and
    will supervise approximately 15 writers. This editor reports to the
    deputy sports editor. 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.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    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. Candidates must be
    organized, energetic, highly motivated and able to communicate ideas
    clearly.

    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 three to five years of full-time daily sports and management
    experience.

    To apply, please go to https://careers.ap.org/viewjob.html?erjob=5286
     
  2. How far North is "North"?
     
  3. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Chicago? Detroit?
     
  4. Jeremy Goodwin

    Jeremy Goodwin Active Member

    I would think Chicago and Detroit would be for the Midwest ASE. It's a little hard to break the country into just four locations. Since there is no "East" posting, North might be for New England / North East.
     
  5. LATimesman

    LATimesman Member

    I'm assuming these are new positions?
     
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, it looks like it.
     
  7. jlee

    jlee Active Member

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    I want him manning a radar tower in Alaska by the end of the day. Just mail him his clothes.
     
  8. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    Any movement on these four openings (West, South and Midwest the others)?
     
  9. Joe Bloggs

    Joe Bloggs Member

    My AP sources tell me no progress whatsoever and they wouldn't be surprised if there isn't any for a long time. Seems to be a lack of interest.
     
  10. BigDog

    BigDog Active Member

    My usual posting style aside, the "lack of interest" part is completely untrue, according to my sources. Over 100 applicants for each job.
     
  11. LATimesman

    LATimesman Member

    I think JB meant a lack of interest in proceeding with the hiring process.
     
  12. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    I've got a buddy who sent in his resume for one of these positions and he's got a strong resume, very well suited to the posted job description, trust me.

    He heard nothing for about six to eight weeks, then all of a sudden he gets a form email telling him that the resume he submitted has been reviewed and shows him to be a good match for some regional news editor position they have open, encouraging him to apply.

    And he basically has zilch experience when it comes to news side. Go figure.
     
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