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AP Sports writer, Raleigh, N.C. bureau

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by da_grand_pubah, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. http://apse.dallasnews.com/job_board/2006/1919.html

    The Associated Press seeks a sports writer for its Raleigh, N.C., bureau.

    The Raleigh sports writer covers the NHL's Carolina Hurricanes, leads and coordinates college sports coverage in an area with consistent Top 25 teams, including four major Atlantic Coast Conference teams – Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina State and Wake Forest, assists with golf and, occasionally, NASCAR and NFL coverage.

    The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to approach the assignment as a beat and show a track record of source development that will enable the AP to compete aggressively in the marketplace. In addition to crisp and insightful game coverage on deadline, this person must regularly generate enterprise that extends beyond player profiles and game previews, and develops sources needed to consistently break news.

    The successful candidate must participate in long-range planning and coordinate coverage with the sports desk in New York, the Raleigh news editor, bureau supervisors as well as freelancers to ensure that all member needs are met, and be able to represent the AP at occasional member meetings and conferences.

    Skills needed include demonstrated excellence as a reporter, writer and editor, with success covering spot news, developing compelling enterprise and breaking stories on his or her beat. The successful candidate must be able to recognize and develop newsworthy stories, work accurately under deadline pressure, be able to juggle multiple assignments and communicate effectively with editors, colleagues and sources. This person must be able to work effectively and take direction from editors on the sports desk in New York, the Raleigh news editor and bureau supervisors.

    Candidates must be able to coordinate with photos and coordinate coverage by freelance writers. In a news emergency, applicants should be able to step in and assist in coverage of a non-sports story, lending either reporting or editing skills as needed. Applicants must have at least two years experience covering major-league or major college programs; general newswriting experience is a plus.

    For consideration, e-mail a cover letter, resume and clips to raleigh@apjobs.org. The Associated Press is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
  2. ShelbyFoote

    ShelbyFoote Member

    If I'm not mistaken, this has already been filled.
  3. This job was just posted on APSE yesterday.
  4. ShelbyFoote

    ShelbyFoote Member

  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    I think this has been addressedon the Charlotte AP thread. Someone on there said the job is all but filled but they mistakenly posted it on JournalismJobs.com. I guess this would be another error. Unless that person was in error.

    I do know this job has been open for quite some time, though, and posting it now would make little sense.
  6. estreetband75

    estreetband75 Member

    On the Raleigh AP job, I heard last week that the writer quit just before the Cup finals started. Not sure if that's completely true and what the circumstances were if it is true.
  7. So, is the job open or not?
  8. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Active Member

    Can't be true -- just saw Aaron Beard at Delmon Young's press conference in Durham, and he was heading first to the PC for the guy planning on running against the Durham DA, then on to Raleigh for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals ...
  9. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Well-Known Member

    Whoa. Aaron's still there. This is probably the opening created by Keith Parsons' departure.
  10. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Active Member

    Nope, can't be that -- Keith's replacement starts work in mid-July ...
  11. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Was Aaron in Raleigh or Charlotte to begin with? I thought someone hinted he'd gotten the Charlotte gig left open when Jenna F. got promoted. If he was in Raleigh, then maybe it's his old job.
  12. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Active Member

    Aaron is based in Raleigh ... he didn't apply for the Charlotte gig ... he still insists that the job posting is a mistake ...
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