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Company: The Associated Press
District of Columbia
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
August 20, 2013
Job ID: 1511743

The Associated Press seeks a Newsperson/Producer for its Washington, D.C. location. 

This Newsperson writes, edits and files video packages across multiple AP video platforms, working with both newsgathering and news production teams to deliver the best possible storytelling and video images to AP's broadcast and digital clients. This newsperson is responsible for ensuring all scripts and video content meet the company's standards for accuracy and balanced reporting. The newsperson will be required to liaise closely with the Washington D.C., New York and London news desks, and with regional desks across the US. The newsperson will also be required to monitor AP's consumer-facing mobile and digital platforms, and prioritize and assign news stories to other producers. The Newsperson will be required to lead the production team when necessary, and perform other newsroom duties as assigned.

Qualifications: The Associated Press is looking for an experienced video journalist with strong writing and video editing skills. We want a journalist who takes ownership of stories and can meet and work through challenges to get the job done. The ideal candidate has solid news judgment, great broadcast writing skills, is a strong visual storyteller, and reacts quickly to breaking news.  Must have the ability to work in a deadline driven, dynamic newsroom environment.  Previous experience working in a multimedia newsroom is a must along with strong interpersonal skills.  Candidate must be a proficient video editor, experienced with Adobe Premier or Final Cut Pro. The preferred candidate is also familiar with photo editing software, preferably Adobe Photoshop.  The ideal candidate must be detail-oriented, adept at problem-solving and possess strong organizational skills.  Proven ability to multi-task successfully and prioritize work.  He or she must communicate effectively and professionally with staff at all levels.  The successful candidate must be willing and able to work all shifts including overnights and weekends. 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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