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Southern Cone Correspondent

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Date: Jan 20, 2022

Location: Buenos Aires, AR

Company: Associated Press

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The Associated Press seeks a talented multiformat journalist to cover the nations of the Southern Cone as an English language correspondent, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Responsibilities: Reporting to the Spanish Service director, this reporter will work closely with AP colleagues in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, AP’s Latin America region and across the globe, aiming to consistently break news and produce distinct, deeply reported enterprise from the Southern Cone. While primarily a text reporter, this correspondent will be comfortable working in and working with multiple media formats and must be a self-starter who can generate ideas that resonate in the Southern Cone, elsewhere in Latin America and around the world. The position may involve occasional travel, and the correspondent should be prepared to do so on short notice as news needs arise, as well as 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:

  • have a demonstrated history of successful beat reporting, with a record of compelling work on deadline and the production of enterprise that is illuminating and impactful.   
  • work among a team of journalists, reporters and editors to deliver spot news and enterprise coverage that breaks news, has impact and is exclusive to AP.  
  • have a broad and deep understanding of current issues in the Southern Cone nations and be able to translate that knowledge into producing compelling and distinctive stories.
  • 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 coverage techniques while maintaining AP’s standards for integrity and objectivity.


Qualifications: This correspondent must have demonstrated excellence as a journalist covering a complex and challenging beat, with a deep record of delivering exclusive, enlightening and distinctive stories. Applicants must be able to quickly shift subject-matter and geographic gears and be able to consistently break news and report enterprise that offers readers and viewers an illuminating look at developing issues in the Southern Cone nations and the rest of Latin America. The successful candidate must be able to speak and read English and Spanish be able to work effectively with colleagues and peers in teams and should have at least three years' experience working for daily newspapers, broadcast stations, online or digital news outlets, or an AP bureau or regional desk.


Other qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • All applicants must be able to work in Argentina or be able to gain permission to work in Argentina.
  • Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English and Spanish.
  • 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.




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