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Deputy Managing Editor -- Associated Press,

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by dkphxf, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. dkphxf

    dkphxf Member

    The Associated Press is seeking a dynamic, results-driven Deputy Managing Editor to lead its all-formats Nerve Center operations at headquarters in New York City.

    The Nerve Center is the linchpin of the AP's global regional operations and the DME supervises a 25-member, multi-skilled team responsible for assuring the top stories of the day worldwide are executed across formats and platforms to the highest standards for competitiveness, innovation and quality. The DME ensures all content is appropriately delivered for AP's existing and new products. The DME oversees editors who align resources in coordination with the AP's nine regional desks throughout the globe in order to break news and provide content needed for products in video, photos, text, radio, newspapers, wireless, tablet, mobile, social networks and other platforms. The DME is an innovator who can adapt and lead within the new media landscape. He or she also supervises the ranking of top news stories for mobile and other platforms; promotes AP's best journalism to members and subscribers; oversees monitoring of mainstream and social media for story ideas and competitive intelligence, and distinguishing AP's brand on social networks; and helps prototype and incubate new products. The DME communicates goals and needs to external and internal stakeholders in multiple locations, as well as works on strategies with those stakeholders. He or she also enforces and executes AP's global efforts to search for and acquire the rights to citizen media across formats.


    The Deputy Managing Editor for the Nerve Center must be a leader with at least three years of management experience running a complex news operation. Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required. Must have experience handling multiple formats and platforms.

    Ideal candidates will have:

    - Extensive experience in mainstream, digital and/or social media and a deep familiarity with all formats coverage of stories.

    - A voracious interest in news across all traditional and emerging platforms -- iPad and other tablets, smart phones, online, connected TV and gaming consoles -- and knowledge of how information flows across all of them.

    - Strong and proven skills at identifying major stories and elevating them in all formats; coordinating with managers across regions and formats.

    - Familiarity with AP's newsgathering process and how breaking news travels across the AP, or ability to learn it quickly.

    - Ability to react quickly to breaking news in a high-pressure, dynamic newsroom environment while understanding the needs of cross-format storytelling, visual journalism and innovative news presentation.

    - A history of transformational leadership that includes performance evaluations and close management of staff.

    - Strong abilities in headline writing and photo and video selection.

    - Ability to quickly assess and introduce new products and technology and understand the needs of news consumers worldwide.

    - Personal and/or professional use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, Digg, Google Wave and Buzz, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Gowalla and Tumblr on PC and mobile.

    - Demonstrated ability in understanding social media, including its importance in newsgathering and in extending AP's presence in the social media space.

    - Commitment to all news: hard news, politics, sports, entertainment, business and lifestyles.


    - Experience in creation of multimedia products, Web and social media analytics, SEO and SMO.

    - Experience outside the United States, in addition to experience with U.S. news.

    Physical Demands: No special requirements.

    Working Hours: Primarily days, Monday through Friday. Must be able to work other shifts as well to accommodate 24/7 operations.

    Founded in 1846, AP is the largest and oldest news organization in the world, serving as a source of news, photos, graphics, audio and video for more than one billion people a day. AP has more than 4,000 employees working in more than 240 bureaus worldwide. The AP report is distributed in four languages: English, German, French and Spanish. The report is translated into many more languages by international subscribers.

    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, 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:

    Per: http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1225814
  2. bpoindexter

    bpoindexter Member

    1. I wonder if "performance evaluations" means the lucky winner actually gets the final stamp on the eval or if he/she's immedidate supe has the power to say, "Nah, (employee) doesn't deserve a superior; make it a 'meets standards,' " but it has your name on it and you have to explain why it's only a meets?

    2. Does "close management of staff" really mean micro-manage the shit out of them?

    3. How is one supposed to get all of this done in only 60 hours a week?
  3. Any one know if they're willing to hire a recent grad on this one?
  4. SF_Express

    SF_Express Active Member

    ML, I hate myself for biting. You're kidding, right?
  5. I've been waiting for months for the appropriate job to come along to make this joke and I'm wholly satisfied at least one person soft of maybe bought it.
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