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Two positions: AP reporter/correspondents in Rio & Mexico City

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by Blitz, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    10058458 -- The Associated Press seeks a correspondent for its Rio de Janeiro bureau. The Rio de Janeiro correspondent must be an enterprising, seasoned reporter prepared to work seamlessly with all formats to produce a content-rich, multimedia report from one of the world's most fascinating cities.

    The Rio correspondent will provide insightful spot news and enterprise that keeps the AP out front on its report. Topics to be covered include ongoing violence in Rio's slums, the city's complex preparations to host the 2014 World Cup finals and the 2016 Olympic Games, and annual Carnival celebrations, as well as Brazil's emergence as an economic and geopolitical power _ all the while capturing the spirit of Latin America's largest nation. The job will include travel to remote areas, particularly Brazil's Amazon region, and the correspondent must be prepared to immediately go into 24-hour coverage mode to meet highly competitive breaking news demands.

    The correspondent will work closely with the Brazil bureau chief and may be in charge of the bureau when the chief is absent. The correspondent will work desk shifts as scheduled and plan carefully, in coordination with APTN and AP Photos, to ensure that content-rich stories hit hard in all formats. The successful candidate will have a proven record of being a driven reporter with an ability to write in a captivating manner on a wide range of subjects.

    The Rio correspondent is a key player in the Brazil report and must work closely with news leaders from all formats.


    The ideal candidate must be a self-starting reporter. A demonstrated ability in cross-format work and an understanding of its importance in Brazil's report is required. Familiarity with Brazil's history, its role in Latin American affairs and its growing place on the global stage is a must. Fluency in Portuguese is highly preferred, though fluency in Spanish with a demonstrated ability to quickly learn a language may be accepted. Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language required. Authorization to work in Brazil will be mandatory.

    10034538 -- An English-language general news reporter based in Mexico City.

    The Associated Press is seeking an experienced English-language reporter who can produce high-impact enterprise and investigations in Mexico, as well as aggressively break news, cover general topics and work some desk shifts rewriting, editing and translating dispatches from other correspondents and stringers. This person must be available for breaking news and/or travel in Mexico as well as Central America, sometimes outside of scheduled shifts.

    Candidates should have at least five years of experience with a major news service or major newspaper and have demonstrated excellence as a reporter on a variety of issues. Candidates also must show a distinct style for writing and storytelling. Fluency in speaking and writing English and speaking and reading Spanish are a must.

    As always, check the AP jobs website
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