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Regional Assistant Sports Editor, Philadelphia, Pa.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Drip, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    The Associated Press seeks a Regional Assistant Sports Editor to supervise sports coverage for its East region based in Philadelphia, Pa. The successful candidate will be energetic, highly motivated , organized and able to communicate ideas clearly.

    The editor will supervise 11 writers. 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. This editor reports to the deputy sports editor based in New York.

    JOB REQUIREMENTS: The ideal candidate will have demonstrated 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. 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 at least three to five years of full-time daily sports and management experience in a professional news organization. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a high level of fluency in written and spoken English. Authorization to work in the United States is mandatory.

    The Associated Press 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/16388232
  2. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Not a bad gig but probably will be filled by an AP insider.
  3. ArnoldPalmer

    ArnoldPalmer New Member

    knew there was a catch...
  4. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    I think the last two of these openings, the ones in the Midwest and West, were filled by AP insiders. David Meeks was the last person who held this particular position and was recently named as an assistant ME for AP.
  5. dkphxf

    dkphxf Member

    Looks like they're hiring again for the same location: http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1251270

    The Associated Press seeks a Deputy Regional Editor, East, based in Philadelphia, PA.

    The Deputy Regional Editor, East, working with the East editor, leads the AP's news operations in the East region, directing news coverage in all formats in a 10-state region stretching from Maine to Pennsylvania and west to Ohio.
    This deputy editor is the second-ranking manager for a 24-hour-a-day operation based in Philadelphia that includes text, photo, multimedia, video and broadcast editors. With the editor, this person manages operations of the regional desk, including evaluating personnel and coordinating with AP departments around the globe on spot news and enterprise. This person works with news editors and bureau chiefs to oversee assignments, coverage and personnel in the region and to ensure the quality of national stories and state reports. Works with AP's text, photo, multimedia, video and broadcast operations in New York, Washington and elsewhere around the globe to produce well-rounded coverage from the region, including in key content areas such as business and entertainment, and consults with top AP managers on AP strategy.

    Coordinates with a regional sports editor, works closely with bureau chiefs, sales executives and others to ensure all of AP's members and customers are well-served by content from the region. Reports to the senior managing editor for domestic news and works with the senior managing editor on hiring, budgeting, training and strategic planning in the region.

    JOB REQUIREMENTS: The ideal candidate will have five or more years of professional news experience, including experience as a manager. The job requires strong leadership, organizational skills, creativity and a broad understanding of national and state news perspectives. The editor needs to be able to direct a team of skilled editors from different formats to produce a comprehensive and timely news report for customers around the world, while maintaining robust state reports in the region. The deputy editor must have excellent news judgment and be able to work quickly and accurately under deadline pressure. The deputy editor must show experience as a manager who can work with people from different backgrounds to come up with a cohesive news product that works for all formats. The deputy editor needs organization skills to juggle news and administrative duties.
    The Associated Press is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

    To apply for this position, please copy and paste the following link into your browser address bar:
  6. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    I'm waiting for another thread about how external candidates don't get a fair shake at jobs meant to be filled internally.
  7. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    It's called getting fucked. Get used to it. It's part of life.
  8. Don't see anything in that second job posting that indicates that it's a sports job. Could be news.
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    It's not the job that was the start of this thread. Or even the backup.
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