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Emp Type:
Boise, ID
Main Duties:
The Associated Press seeks a reporter for a 25-week temporary position covering state government and spot news in Boise, Idaho. After orientation to AP operations, this reporter would work primarily from the Statehouse on original stories for state and national audiences. 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. The reporter will be assigned to work in the Idaho Statehouse in Boise, working with the AP’s Capitol Correspondent.
Required Knowledge:
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 preferably some experience covering legislative sessions. 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 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. Duration: 25 weeks starting Jan. 9.
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Application Process:
For consideration, apply via the following URL: The Associated Press is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.