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Regional Assistant Sports Editor, AP

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Leo Mazzone, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. Leo Mazzone

    Leo Mazzone Member

    Company: The Associated Press
    Position: Regional Assistant Sports Editor --
    Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Job Status: Full-time
    Salary: Not Specified
    Ad Expires: August 4, 2008
    Job ID: 945401

    The Associated Press seeks a Regional Assistant Sports Editor to supervise sports news coverage in the Eastern United States.

    The editor will be based in Philadelphia and will supervise approximately 15 writers. This editor reports to the deputy sports editor. This editor assigns, directs, edits and coordinates stories with writers within the region on a daily basis for stories and coverage related to all sports. Other responsibilities include working with Multimedia, Photos, Graphics and Broadcast on a daily basis.


    The ideal candidate will have demonstrated journalism, news and editing skills, the ability to handle fast-breaking stories as well as features and enterprise experience. Applicants should have knowledge of and an interest in a full range of sports, nationally and internationally. Applicants should be able to work with writers, identify and assign stories, and develop projects with bureaus. Candidates must be organized, energetic, highly motivated and able to communicate ideas clearly.

    Applicants must be able to work well with reporters to produce a top-notch report across all platforms. Candidates must be capable of supervising and directing special events on site or from the office. 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. Applicants should have three to five years of full-time daily sports news and management experience.

    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 five languages: English, German, Dutch, 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: http://ap.contacthr.com/11173376 or submit your resume and salary requirements through our homepage at https://careers.ap.org/viewjob.html?erjob=5286
  2. I heard this was actually the Assistant to the Regional Sports Editor. And it's not in Philly, but Scranton.
  3. Igor in CT

    Igor in CT Member

    Your source being?
  4. Leo Mazzone

    Leo Mazzone Member

    Igor, you'll just have to trust him.
  5. thegrifter

    thegrifter Member

    That's actually funny. A possible newspaper person asking another journalist to reveal his/her source.
  6. First time for everything, you know... :D
  7. Editude

    Editude Active Member

    Has AP filled the other regional sports spots posted several months ago?
  8. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    Oscar Dixon, previously with USA Today, got the one in the South. I don't think any of the other two (West, Midwest) have been filled.
    But this is at least the third time these jobs have been posted, but the first time the East one is specific to Philadelphia:


  9. Mighty_Wingman

    Mighty_Wingman Active Member

    Now that's funny. Well played. (Honestly, do most of you folks even watch television?)

    On the subject of the job, I have nothing to say but this: If you're reporting to Deputy Sports Editor Mary Byrne, you're very lucky, because you have one hell of a boss.
  10. Leo Mazzone

    Leo Mazzone Member

    Indeed. I thought it would end with Igor.
  11. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Amen to that.
  12. thegrifter

    thegrifter Member

    i almost feel like a dunce.
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