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Two AP Assistant Sports Editor job openings - Chicago and Phoenix

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by jetssack, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. jetssack

    jetssack Member

    The Associated Press seeks a Regional Assistant Sports Editor to supervise sports coverage for its Chicago, Illinois office.

    The editor 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.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    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. 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 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.

    JOB REQUIREMENTS:

    To apply for this position, please copy and paste the following link into your browser address bar: http://ap.contacthr.com/12824081

    or submit your resume and salary requirements through our homepage at https://careers.ap.org/viewjob.html?erjob=5263

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    The Associated Press seeks a Regional Assistant Sports Editor to supervise sports coverage for its Phoenix, Arizona office.

    The editor 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.

    QUALIFICATIONS

    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. 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 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.

    JOB REQUIREMENTS:

    To apply for this position, please copy and paste the following link into your browser address bar: http://ap.contacthr.com/12824108

    or submit your resume and salary requirements through our homepage at https://careers.ap.org/viewjob.html?erjob=5283
     
  2. thegrifter

    thegrifter Member

    haven't these positions been kept open for a year or so with occassional repostings?
     
  3. jetssack

    jetssack Member

    Both jobs were newly posted today on jjobs.
     
  4. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    grifter is correct.
     
  5. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Third or fourth time for these in the past 18 months.
     
  6. OrangeGrad

    OrangeGrad Member

    Is it that they don't want to fill them to save money or they haven't found what they're looking for yet?
     
  7. Pretty sure they just rolled this out since AP only recently designated where the regional hubs for the Central and West region is going to be.
     
  8. Buckeye12

    Buckeye12 Member

    I've seen this ad several times. They may have reposted, etc., but it's been out there at least three times in the past 18 months.
    Once they had listings for each of the regions at the same time. Probably just shuffling the deck, have to post, etc.
     
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Correct. The East and South ones have been filled for a bit. I think the Central and West desks open in April.
     
  10. J-School Blue

    J-School Blue Member

    They're hiring (or at least advertising to hire) pretty aggressively in Phoenix and the positions all seem to be new. I interviewed for an AP reporting position in Flagstaff a few months ago, and I was told they were getting ready to grow their Western operation as they cut back some of their stuff in the East. Due to the way of the country was growing. This seems like more of that.
     
  11. AVSE

    AVSE Member

    From what I've been told, the AP is in the midst of a hiring freeze and the only people who will get these jobs are internal transfers.
     
  12. bpoindexter

    bpoindexter Member

    Not what I wanted to hear. I applied for both. Ho-hum ...
     
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