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Job opening: AP temporary position in Juneau


Alaska Press Club The Associated Press seeks an aggressive reporter for a 13-week temporary position as part of a team at its State House office in Juneau, Alaska. This reporter will be involved in covering politics and government in the capital for state, national and international audiences. This person will report to the Juneau correspondent and Alaska news editor, based in Anchorage. This person will cover both the House and Senate and could also be assigned to non-government stories, if needed.

Position is for 13 weeks, beginning approximately January 18, 2011.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have at least two years of experience, demonstrate the ability to approach the assignment as a beat and show a track record of source development that will enable the AP to compete aggressively in the marketplace. In addition to crisp and insightful news coverage on deadline, the successful candidate must generate outstanding and fresh enterprise.  The successful candidate also will show prowess in general assignment  news reporting and will be able to demonstrate basic news judgment and  editing skills, as the demands on Associated Press staff can span many subjects.

Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required.

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

After applying online you may contact News Editor, Mark Thiessen at mthiessen@ap.org.      

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.

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