The Associated Press seeks an aggressive and enterprising supervisory correspondent with proven leadership skills to head up its Salt Lake City bureau.
Reporting to the Nevada/Utah News Editor, the supervisory correspondent leads the Salt Lake City bureau in spot news and enterprise coverage in a dynamic and fascinating state that features The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, quirky politics and some of the most beautiful vistas in the West. The correspondent sets the tone for aggressive news and enterprise coverage, putting a premium on accountability and investigative reporting to produce distinctive stories for a regional, national and global audience. The correspondent will serve as the AP’s lead reporter in Utah and work closely with the news editor and BNS to coordinate coverage to ensure AP remains the dominant news provider and produces a strong state report. The correspondent, as the AP’s top news representative in the state, also will coordinate with the bureau chief, news editor and other news leaders to address member needs, and will play a role in overseeing bureau operations.
Authorization to work in the U.S. will be mandatory.
The Associated Press is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Applicants must be able to recognize and develop newsworthy stories of global interest and work accurately under deadline pressure _ with reporters, as well as on their own reporting assignments. Candidates should be able to cultivate sources and break news, deliver high-quality, impactful journalism and write stories that set AP apart. The candidate must display a track record of excellence as a reporter and writer with strong news judgment and a commitment to aggressively pursuing spot news and developing hard-edge enterprise. Applicants need strong organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects across formats, meet deadlines and communicate effectively with editors in distant locations. Applicants must understand the growing importance of multimedia news and be able to coordinate with AP staffers from other formats. The successful candidates should have at least five years of full-time reporting experience at a daily newspaper, broadcast station or AP bureau.
Experience in investigative, accountability journalism, multimedia, including video, is a plus.
Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required.
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