Two AP Openings – News Person (Part-Time) and Assistant Bureau Chief

The Associated Press has two openings –  News Person (part-time) and Assistant Bureau Chief  – in the New England area.

10055006 — Newsperson

The Associated Press is looking for a part-time reporter for its Concord, N.H. bureau.

This person must be a self-starting and enterprising reporter, able to root out strong spot and news-pegged feature stories of state, regional and national interest. He or she must have at least three years of professional experience, demonstrated ability to develop a successful beat, strong writing skills, experience in covering political campaigns and, or state politics, familiarity with
spreadsheets and data and a competitive spirit. The incumbent must be able to work quickly and effectively under deadline. This person should have strong interpersonal skills and be familiar with multimedia reporting, including audio gathering and video.

Sound Interesting?
( http://careers.ap.org/viewjob.html?erjob=14783&eresc=ERNOTIFY )
Click here to find submission information about this job.

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10054962 — Assistant Chief of Bureau – New England

The Associated Press seeks an Assistant Chief of Bureau for its New England operations.

This person works with the chief of bureau to lead business development and manage AP’s relationship with 84 newspaper members in six New England states, working also with broadcast members across this new consolidated territory. He or she assists the chief and works with regional news and photo directors and local news and photo managers to establish and execute goals for improving news on all platforms, producing revenue and preserving the AP’s strong relationships with its members. The incumbent works with News to manage reporting resources and bureaus in Boston, Hartford, Conn., Providence, R.I., Concord, N.H., Portland, Maine, Augusta, Maine and Montpelier, Vt. This individual also works with the bureau chief, news editor and regional news managers to direct News, photo and multimedia coverage for a state and global audience. He or she
identifies market needs and product and service development opportunities; and is a creative thinker who will take on other
business development work as assigned. With the chief, this person develops and executes campaigns for new and existing services. This role assists the chief of bureau in maximizing newspaper revenue from the region and managing expenses and administration of business operations. The incumbent builds member participation in cooperative efforts, including news sharing efforts. This role helps newspapers and broadcast members integrate AP news coverage and products in both traditional and new media platforms. The assistant chief of bureau plays a key role as AP and members evolve coverage and services as
consumption and delivery of news expands across platforms (print, Web, mobile, niche sites, blogs, and e-newsletters);  is adept at developing strategies for online journalism and audience-building to meet the needs of member news and business executives. This person understands interactive elements such as data-driven maps, databases, mashups, aggregators, social media apps, widgets and mobile tools. Represents the AP in the region’s journalism community and is active in Freedom of Information and public access issues.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate will have a proven record of developing and building relationships with newspapers, broadcast and new-media news and business operations. This person will have experience managing news coverage, staff and services across news platforms (print, Web, mobile, niche sites, blogs and e-newsletters). The applicant will possess supervisory experience with online news operations, social media and online communities and will be skilled in analyzing metrics.  He or she must be able to develop market sales strategies and build participation in strategic initiatives, articulate business benefits and news values and goals. This person can manage competing priorities and multiple projects, and works well across divisions and
reporting lines. The assistant chief of bureau must be a self-starter, organized and efficient, demonstrate initiative and the
ability to negotiate effectively. He or she must be able to recognize and act on opportunities to improve and enhance bureau news and business operations. She should have five years of supervisory experience at a daily newspaper, broadcast station or AP bureau.

Sound Interesting?
( http://careers.ap.org/viewjob.html?erjob=14683&eresc=ERNOTIFY )
Click here to find submission information about this job.

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The Associated Press is the essential global news network,delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world’s population sees news from AP.

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.

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