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Emp Type:
Albany, NY
Main Duties:
The Associated Press seeks a reporter for a temporary position covering state government and spot news in Albany, N.Y. After orientation to AP operations, this reporter would cover key issues in the New York legislature, the administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and government agencies. This reporter could also be tapped for coverage of breaking news and enterprise in the area. We are seeking a journalist who excels at accountability journalism, has a track record of aggressive and successful source building, is adept at using documents and public records to break news, and who can set the agenda by working sources and writing about news and issues before other outlets. Prior experience in New York a plus.
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Required Experience:
Candidates should have 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. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of state government and some experience covering breaking news. The candidate will have an ability to manage a beat and develop sources quickly, break stories and produce spot and enterprise stories that explain how state government action or inaction affects people. Multimedia gathering experience preferred. Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required. Authorization to work in the U.S. will be mandatory. Duration: Five months, starting in January.
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Application Process:
For consideration, apply via the following URL: The Associated Press is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.