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Charlotte AP job

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by boots, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. boots

    boots New Member

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

    The Charlotte sports writer covers the NFL's Carolina Panthers, the NBA's Bobcats, the WNBA's Sting and two major golf tournaments. This writer also assists with coverage of college sports in a state with consistent Top 25 teams and assists with coverage of major NASCAR events in the area.

    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. The successful candidate must participate in long-range planning and coordinate coverage with the sports desk in New York, the Raleigh news editor, the Charlotte correspondent, 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. Candidates must be able to work effectively and take direction from editors on the sports desk in New York, the Raleigh news editor, the Charlotte correspondent and bureau supervisors.

    Applicants must be able to coordinate with photos and coordinate coverage by freelance writers. In a news emergency, this person 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:

  2. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    Is Jenna Fryer now on the gearhead beat full time?
  3. boots

    boots New Member

    Yes she is and is doing an outstanding job in my opinion.
  4. riverrats95

    riverrats95 Member

    There are three internal (within AP, only one from NC) applicants. There is a frontrunner from out of state.
    So sit tight b/c the dominos may start to fall all over the AP map in the coming weeks.
  5. giantjay25

    giantjay25 Member

    Out of curiosity, generally how many years of experience, or what type of background is needed to snag one of these AP jobs that pop up every so often?

    At least in this case, I'd think a prep and small college background surely won't cut it. But what about major colleges and pro stuff?
  6. SnoopyBoy

    SnoopyBoy Member

    Read the ad. It tells you...

    Applicants must have at least two years experience covering major-league or major college programs;
  7. what kind of experience is needed for these types of jobs?
  8. I mean, is it the same for all AP jobs?
  9. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    So much for the theory that when AP added another sports writer, it'd be a second one in Michigan.
  10. Appgrad05

    Appgrad05 Active Member

    They're not adding. They're filling a position.
  11. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Really? That's not the impression I got from Jenna. Is it a reshuffled NY SPT position that'll now be based in Charlotte?
  12. estreetband75

    estreetband75 Member

    Anything ever happen with the AP opening in Phoenix several months ago?
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