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Assistant Sports Editor, New York, NY

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boots, Jun 7, 2007.

  1. boots

    boots New Member

    The Associated Press seeks an assistant sports editor for its Sports Desk in New York City. The assistant sports editor helpsi to oversee the daily report, directing coverage, assigning stories, editing copy and working with writers and making sure stories are developed across all platforms. This editor manages nightside, given the crush of game copy and the inevitability of breaking sports news, and the NFL report on Sundays. Other responsibilities include assigning and shaping the overnight report, guiding bureaus on follow-up stories for the next day, and coordinating with Photos, Multimedia, Graphics and Broadcast.
    JOB REQUIREMENTS: The ideal candidate must have excellent news and editing skills, the ability to handle fast-breaking stories and knowledge of and interest in a full range of sports, nationally and internationally. This applicant needs to be able to work with writers, identify and assign stories, and develop projects with bureaus. This person must be capable of supervising and directing special events on site or from the office. Candidates 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.

    For consideration, go to AP is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

    To apply for this position, please copy and paste the following link into your browser address bar: http://ap.contacthr.com/8512668 or submit your resume and salary requirements through our homepage at https://careers.ap.org/viewjob.html?optlink-view=view-1763&ERFormID=newjoblist&ERFormCode=any
  2. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I'd do this for free if they'd let me.
  3. boots

    boots New Member

    According to my pipeline, this one is not a done deal but don't be surprised if it is filled in house. It's a good gig and worth applying for.
  4. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    How long has this one been open? Seems like forever.
  5. boots

    boots New Member

    I believe they are reposting it.
  6. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    Does no one want this job, or can they not find anyone?

    It was first posted in November.

    Reposted in February

    Then in April

    Then in May

    Now in June
  7. LATimesman

    LATimesman Member

    Maybe HR people don't talk with Terry Taylor?
  8. Joe Bloggs

    Joe Bloggs Member

    Is it you or your pipeline saying that 'it's a good gig and worth applying for" ?

    According to people I know in AP Sports HQ, this will likely end up getting filled in-house, mainly out of necessity. But there's no timetable for filling it. They might let this sit and ferment for a while, and save money on the salary. But the pitfall with that is, if they wait too long, the HR beancounters could come back and say, "Well, you've well enough without it for so long, we don't think you need it anymore. We're eliminating this spot."

    Heck, this has been open since the last person moved on in NOVEMBER! A few people who work there now want it only to get out of the routine stuff they do while being anchored to mundane desk shifts. And this is a TERRIBLE gig because as a management position, most applicants would expect to work day hours, but this requires working 4-midnight, and possibly on Sundays during football season.

    And, of course, the final straw is ... you have to work for/with Terry Taylor.
  9. Joe Bloggs

    Joe Bloggs Member

    From what I hear, a combination of both.
  10. LATimesman

    LATimesman Member

    A good friend of mine applied for this job, and believe me, this person is OVERqualified. Given the state of the industry, it's not surprising that overqualified people would apply. Still, no action.
  11. 30

    30 Member

    Any idea on pay here? has to cost a fortune to live there.
  12. LATimesman

    LATimesman Member

    I heard that we have a winner: Terry Taylor has made a hire.

    But I don't have any details. Anyone know who it is?
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