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Date: Jun 13, 2022

Location: Cairo, EG

Company: Associated Press

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day more than half the world's population sees news from AP.


The Associated Press seeks an enterprising reporter with a proven track record of developing sources and breaking stories to cover Egypt as a newsperson, based in Cairo.


Responsibilities: Reporting to the News Director for Egypt, Libya, Yemen and Sudan, this reporter will work closely with AP colleagues in Egypt and throughout the region, aiming to consistently break news and produce distinct, deeply reported enterprise about a broad range of topics. This includes the civil war in Yemen, the ongoing conflict in Libya, Sudan’s derailed transition to democracy and the different facets of authoritarian rule in Egypt. This journalist will primarily be a text reporter but will also be comfortable working in multiple media formats. 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.


We’re looking for a candidate who has:

  • impeccable judgment, a commitment to accuracy and competitive drive to push AP and its journalists to deliver exclusive stories and swift coverage of breaking news.
  • a demonstrated history of successful reporting, with a record of producing compelling work that is diverse, inclusive and innovative, while maintaining AP’s standards for integrity and objectivity.
  • strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively and successfully, leading a team of journalists who operate in all formats – text, photo, video, audio, digital/social, interactive and graphics – communicating stories that people will want to share on social media and other platforms.  
  • a broad and deep understanding of current issues in Egypt and be able to translate that knowledge into compelling and distinctive stories.


Qualifications: This reporter 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 consistently break news and report enterprise that offers readers and viewers an illuminating look at Egypt. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively with colleagues and peers in teams and should have at least three 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.
  • Authorization to work in Egypt will be mandatory.
  • Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English and Arabic.
  • 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 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.