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Company: The Associated Press
Newsperson/Breaking News Staffer
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
August 19, 2013
Job ID: 1511464

The Associated Press seeks an aggressive reporter, editor and newsroom leader to serve as its afternoon/evening Breaking News Staffer in San Francisco, California. Reporting to the San Francisco news editor, the BNS functions as an editor/filer, general assignment reporter and all formats coordinator for Northern California. The BNS aggressively pursues spot breaking news for the state and national report, sharing news among AP members and reporting stories from San Francisco and beyond.  The BNS works closely with reporters in the field and the news editor to coordinate and communicate coverage plans across multiple formats.

Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have two or more years of experience in professional newspaper, broadcast or online newsroom, with a demonstrated record of smart news judgment leading to engaging stories. Candidates must have strong reporting, writing and editing skills, and a broad understanding of state, national and international news perspectives.  Applicants should have a demonstrated aggressiveness in pursuing breaking news and success in collaborating and communicating with various levels of staff and customers.  A strong sense of competition is essential, as is the ability to work as part of a team with other editors and bureaus. Other qualifications: * Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. * Strong organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects across formats and meet deadlines. * Command of using social media and networking tools in newsgathering is a plus. * Experience working in multiple formats, especially video, is a plus. Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required. Authorization to work in the United States for any employer 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 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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