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Company: The Associated Press
Newsperson/Desk Editor
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
August 20, 2013
Job ID: 1511742

The Associated Press is seeking a Newsperson/Desk Editor for its South Regional Desk in Atlanta, Georgia.

The editor will be part of a team that is responsible for editing copy from 13 Southeastern states and the District of Columbia. A successful candidate must be able to quickly identify news of national and international interest, spot holes and inaccuracies, find ways to tell our biggest stories in the broadest ways possible. The editor must be quick, able to adjust priorities, willing to work a variety of shifts, including nights and weekends, and be able to multitask. The South Regional Desk is a 24/7 operation that works across multiple formats and with staff in the field to shape coverage of state, national and global importance. The ability to work quickly under tight deadlines is essential.

Qualifications: The ideal candidates will have at least three years of daily professional news experience, including editing. Editors must have a history of editing creatively so stories appeal to state, national and global audiences. Editors must show the ability to craft thorough stories on deadline in a competitive atmosphere. Editors must show a broad understanding of state, national and international news perspectives. Editors must have outstanding news judgment, with a history of generating unique story ideas in a competitive environment. Editors must be able to spot trends and guide reporters and news editors during the enterprise reporting and writing processes. Editors must show the ability to collaborate with journalists remotely. Editors should have a history of embracing new technology and alternative storytelling techniques. Experience in multiple formats is a plus. * Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.* A proven ability to recognize and develop newsworthy stories of global interest and work accurately under deadline pressure. * Strong organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects across formats and meet deadlines. * At least three years of full-time journalism experience at a daily newspaper, broadcast station or AP bureau. 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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