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AP sports/news reporter -- Tallahassee, Florida

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boundforboston, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member

    The Associated Press is seeking a Newsperson for its Tallahassee, Florida, bureau.

    The Newsperson must be able to develop a beat and build sources in a busy news environment. This staffer will be responsible for leading coverage of college sports in and around Tallahassee, including nationally ranked teams. In addition, as a staffer in one of the AP’s leading Statehouse bureaus in the United States, this person should be able to sift through complicated issues - everything from budgets to legislative proposals - and translate them to a general readership. He/she will work with news managers in Tallahassee, Miami and Atlanta to set the beat’s agenda and develop aggressive spot and hard-edged enterprise reporting for the AP’s global newspaper, online and broadcast audiences.


    The successful candidate will:

    work with the Tallahassee administrative correspondent, Florida news editor, sports and the South regional desk in Atlanta to ensure AP is aggressively pursuing breaking news and high-impact enterprise.
    identify and develop stories that break news and have impact.
    write and report compelling enterprise for state, national and global audiences.
    report and write on deadline in competitive situations.


    The successful candidate should have demonstrated superior news judgment, with experience reporting and writing news for global audiences on multiple platforms. Exceptional skills as a writer and as a beat reporter are essential, especially in the areas of state government and college sports. The candidate must have a proven understanding of the growing importance of multimedia news and be able to coordinate with AP staffers from other formats, and be a creative problem-solver who can work as a member of a team. The candidate must be able to work all shifts, including overnights and weekends. Qualifications for the successful candidate include:

    Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
    Proficiency in reporting for multiple platforms, especially video, is a plus.
    A proven ability to recognize and develop newsworthy stories of global interest and work accurately under deadline pressure.
    Strong organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects across formats and meet deadlines.
    At least three years of full-time reporting experience at a daily newspaper, broadcast station or AP bureau.

    Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required. Authorization to work in the United States 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.
    - See more at: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH09/ats/careers/requisition.jsp;jsessionid=54DCD61946B0731AC4BB463D6BF87989.NA10_primary_jvm?org=AP&cws=1&rid=2933#sthash.XBja3BFj.dpuf
  2. doctorx

    doctorx Member

    Brent Kallestad retired?
  3. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

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