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Date: Jan 18, 2022

Location: Berlin, DE

Company: Associated Press

The Associated Press is an independent global news organization dedicated to factual reporting. Founded in 1846, AP today remains the most trusted source of fast, accurate, unbiased news in all formats and the essential provider of the technology and services vital to the news business. More than half the world's population sees AP journalism every day.


The Associated Press seeks a curious and aggressive reporter to cover the global climate and environment as a newsperson, based in Berlin, Germany.


Responsibilities: Reporting to the global climate and environment news director, this newsperson will cover many topics related to climate change, including but not limited to: international summits, carbon emissions policies in high-emitting countries, changes to Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), carbon credits and trading, fledgling technologies like direct air capture and innovations around reducing and tracking emissions. The successful candidate will 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:

  • work among a team of reporters and editors around the world to deliver spot news and enterprise coverage related to myriad aspects of climate change.
  • have a demonstrated history of successful beat reporting, strong source development, storytelling on deadline and the production of explanatory stories that are illuminating and entertaining.
  • have the ability to both tell stories via phone reporting and willingness to travel to different locations for enterprise stories and important meetings.
  • 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.
  • have a great news sense, with the ability to communicate stories that people will want to share, like and talk about on social media and other platforms.
  • pursue innovative storytelling techniques while maintaining AP’s standards for integrity and objectivity.


Qualifications: This reporter is someone who can consistently break news and deliver high-impact enterprise stories that appeal to AP’s global audience. They are an idea machine, able to think creatively and critically, driven by curiosity. It is essential that this reporter write clearly, concisely and conversationally. They should be able to develop a diverse range of sources inside and outside of the company who can provide AP with unique stories ahead of competing media outlets. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively as a member of a team and should have at least five years of full-time experience at a daily newspaper, broadcast station, online or digital news outlet, or an AP bureau or regional desk.  


Other qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • All applicants must be able to work in Germany or be able to gain permission to work in Germany.
  • Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English. Professional competency in a language in addition to English is a plus.
  • Basic proficiency in using an iPhone for photos and video is required. Advanced proficiency is a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects across formats and deliver success on a complex, challenging story lines.




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.