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Company: The Associated Press
West Virginia
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
December 16, 2013
Job ID: 1542842

The Associated Press is seeking a Newsperson for its West Virginia Statehouse bureau, based in Charleston, WV.

Successful candidates should be journalists able to break news and produce distinctive and compelling enterprise involving politics, state agencies and budgets, and the coal industry. This person should be able to sift through complicated issues - everything from budgets to legislative proposals - and translate them to a general readership. He/she will work with news managers in Richmond, Va., and Atlanta to set the beat's agenda and develop aggressive spot and hard-edged enterprise reporting for the AP's global newspaper, online and broadcast audience.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will:  * Develop and build a network of sources to break news and produce distinctive enterprise * Produce accountability journalism using sources, documents, data and other resources * Write and report stories that are easily grasped by a general readership and demonstrate a command of the beat * Collaborate with news managers and colleagues to set the news agenda * Identify and develop stories that break news and have impact. * Write and report compelling enterprise for state, national and global audiences. * Report and write with accuracy, fairness and balance on deadline in competitive situations. Qualifications: The successful candidate should have at least two years of experience covering politics and state government. The ability to break news and produce compelling enterprise on a politics beat is essential. Experience with data-driven or document-driven coverage is a plus. The candidate must be a creative problem-solver who can work as a member of a team. Qualifications for the successful candidate include: * 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 reporting 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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