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Company: The Associated Press
Newsperson/Digital Products Producer
New York
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
April 26, 2013
Job ID: 1478643

The Associated Press seeks a Digital Products Producer to be based at the AP's Nerve Center at global headquarters in New York.

This role will focus on the pivotal and crucial digital space and require the ability to produce real-time content centered around breaking news as well as set piece events. This will be done in conjunction with AP regional hubs, verticals and formats around the globe. The successful candidate will also be tasked with helping plan months ahead for events-led coverage for digital news platforms and be a key stakeholder in feeding various AP editorial products. They will also be involved in the AP's universal mobile app which is under constant technical and editorial development.

They will need to have a keen sense of the social media landscape and how the AP can best utilize its resources for newsgathering and output operations, working closely with the organization's social media editor based at the nerve center. Knowledge of social media tools and web/mobile trends and standards will be essential. They will also weigh in on maintaining and developing key editorial relationships with major AP customers and members as needed. This will require the ability to foster strong personal relationships with customers so they are connected to the AP newsroom, have an awareness of our global reach and understand the value AP brings.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a strong news background, both national and international, and be able to operate across formats (text, video, photos and interactive) in breaking news situations, as well as contributing to online-friendly enterprise efforts. Strong news judgment and the ability to effectively communicate at all levels, both internally and externally, are a must.

The successful candidate will need to possess strong writing capabilities. The candidate must be able to write engaging headlines and be able to distill long, complex stories to their core essentials.  The candidate should be able to think across formats to combine text, photos, video, interactives and audio together in self-contained pieces. 

Candidates must have a minimum 3 years of newsroom experience and be able to navigate a large, global organization. Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.  The successful candidate must be able to work a variety of hours to accommodate 24/7 coverage as needed. Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required.  Authorization to work in the United States is mandatory.

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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