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The Associated Press seeks a video journalist with a history of successful television and online video storytelling to join its team in Charlotte, North Carolina as a newsperson. Reporting to the U.S. South Deputy Director for Newsgathering, this video journalist will primarily shoot, write and edit video — including LIVE video — stories for AP’s broadcast, digital and mobile customers and platforms. As a member of a dynamic, round-the-clock operation that covers a dozen states across the southeastern United States, the successful candidate must also pitch, develop and research enterprise stories and contribute reporting in other media formats — including text, photos and audio — to help produce a competitive and comprehensive all-formats news report. The successful candidate will use video, graphics and editing techniques to deliver visually engaging journalism. The successful candidate must also be prepared to travel extensively to cover breaking news, often at short notice, both inside and outside the U.S. South. This newsperson must have the ability and willingness to work any shift, including at night and on weekends or as coverage demands, as AP is a 24/7 operation.
The successful candidate will:
• Develop sources across the U.S. South, working closely with the all-formats team at AP’s regional publishing center in Atlanta, to consistently generate distinctive video stories for regional, national and global audiences.
• Conceptualize and implement creative digital projects and communicate stories that people will want to share, like and talk about on social media and other digital platforms.
• Apply superior skills in video-based storytelling, including shooting, editing and writing, in both static environments and the chaos of breaking news.
• Have strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with the diverse team of journalists at the AP who operate in all formats: text, photo, video, audio, digital/social, interactive and graphics.
• Pursue innovative coverage techniques while maintaining AP’s standards for integrity and objectivity.
• Candidates must possess advanced individual technical skills in the creation of video content, as well as the ability to work within an all-formats team to apply those skills from start to finish on breaking news and short- and long-term projects.
• Creative, innovative and agile and work effectively in a deadline-driven, dynamic and competitive newsroom and field environment.
• Strong interpersonal, organizational and planning skills, including the ability to prioritize work, are a must, as is strong news judgment and a quick reaction — at all hours — to breaking news.
• Have at least 3 years of full-time news experience as a video journalist at a daily newspaper, broadcast station, online or digital news outlet or an AP bureau or regional desk.
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
• Authorization to work in the U.S. is mandatory.
• Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English.
• Professional competency in Spanish is a plus.
• Advanced-level professional competency in video shooting and non-linear editing, preferably with Adobe Premiere.
• Experience in adept use of multiple social media platforms.
• Strong organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects across formats.
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, gender identity, disability or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable nondiscrimination laws.
Application deadline expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on July 14, 2018