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.
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 largest and 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.
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.
Authorization to work in the U.S. will be mandatory.
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