NAJA Job Board

Emp Type:
Bismarck, N.D.
Main Duties:
The Associated Press seeks a temporary reporter to join the team responsible for the AP’s coverage of North Dakota. Reporting to the Dakotas News Editor, this reporter must be able to develop sources to cover news on a wide variety of topics, working across the North Dakota to provide comprehensive and competitive coverage of events and issues across the state. He/she should be able to produce content in multiple formats (text, photo, video and audio) and will work with the Dakotas news editor to develop aggressive spot and hard-edged enterprise reporting for the AP's global newspaper, online and broadcast audience. The successful candidate will: Identify and develop stories that break news, have impact and are exclusive to the AP. Report and produce compelling enterprise for state, national and global audiences, with a strong focus on accountability journalism. Execute those stories in all formats, in a timely fashion and under deadline pressure. Report and produce content on deadline in competitive situations.
Required Knowledge:
Candidates should have demonstrated excellence as a beat reporter, and have a proven record of developing sources, breaking news, originating story ideas and writing about complex issues in a clear and engaging way. Applicants need to understand the growing importance of multimedia news and be able to coordinate with AP staffers from other formats.
Required Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Authorization to work in the U.S. will be mandatory. Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language. 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.
Special Requirement:
Application Process:
For consideration, apply via the following URL: The Associated Press is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.