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AP writer -- Orlando, Fla.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boundforboston, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. boundforboston

    boundforboston Well-Known Member


    The Associated Press is seeking a journalist for its Orlando, Florida,

    The journalist must be able to develop a sports beat
    and build sources in a busy news environment. This staffer will be responsible
    for leading coverage of the Orlando Magic basketball team and some college
    sports. The reporter also covers general news from a busy part of the state. He/she
    will work with news managers in 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 audience.
    The successful candidate will: 

    * Work with the Florida news
    editor, regional editors, the South sports editor and others within the
    company 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.

    JOB REQUIREMENTS: 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 professional 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.
    Qualifications for the successful
    candidate include:

    * Bachelor's
    degree or equivalent experience.

    * Proficiency
    in reporting in 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

    * Authorization
    to work in the U.S. will be mandatory. 
    For consideration, apply via the following URL: http://chc.tbe.taleo.net/chc04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=AP&cws=1&rid=4653

    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,
    gender identity, disability or status as a veteran in accordance with
    applicable nondiscrimination laws.

    To apply for this position, please copy and paste the following link into your browser address bar:
    Job Description
  2. bballscribe

    bballscribe Member

    Is anyone else getting an application error when clicking the link to apply?
  3. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday Well-Known Member

    Not interested in applying so don't know. :(
  4. tacheles

    tacheles New Member

    If the link was misbehaving earlier, seems to be working now. Don't have to be interested to click.
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