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Charlotte AP job

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

  1. Moland Spring

    Moland Spring Member

    Joedy McCreary
  2. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    Then how come they just posted the Raleigh job on jjobs today?

    Company: The Associated Press
    Position: Sports Writer
    Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires: July 20, 2006
    Job ID: 649903

    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, NC 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.

    JOB REQUIREMENTS: 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.
  3. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Active Member

    It may mean that Aaron Beard got the Charlotte job (he's from the area), and they're now looking for someone to replace him in Raleigh.
  4. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Anyone else getting dizzy?
  5. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Active Member

    UPDATE: Just talked to Aaron, and the posting on JournalismJobs.com was a mistake ... the bureau bosses in Raleigh are working to get the post removed ... also, the new guy (no name given) will start work at the Raleigh bureau in mid-July.
  6. slipshod

    slipshod Member

    Hmm. Just read this entire thread since my pro-AP rant. Interesting. Congrats to Joedy getting the Raleigh job. He applied for Phoenix and was impressive, but they wanted someone with more experience, and Bagnato's resume was too good to pass up.

    Mike's assessment was right on the mark.

    By the way, I get five week's vacation plus three personal days after 31 years, and while the union is not very potent, it still is there to cover your ass when you are wronged, as in the case of John Mossman in Denver. I blv a settlement was finally reached there.
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