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Date: Sep 8, 2022

Location: Las Vegas, NV, US, 89101

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 talented storyteller with a proven track record of breaking stories and developing sources to cover Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas is one of the most exciting cities in the world to cover as a journalist, providing the opportunity to write about gambling, climate/water issues, politics, crime, entertainment and only-in-Vegas stories that frequently draw interest from all around the world.

 

Responsibilities:

In this role, you will cover breaking news and deliver rich, impactful storytelling on enterprise, accountability and investigative pieces. You will be part of a multistate reporting staff who can jump on breaking news in Nevada but also collaborate with colleagues across the AP.

 

We’re looking for someone who will:

  • deliver spot news, features, accountability and enterprise.
  • demonstrate sharp news judgment to identify unique Las Vegas and Nevada stories and tell them for a wide audience.
  • write about complex topics in a way that can be easily understood and will resonate with diverse audiences around the world. 
  • work with a diverse team of journalists to pitch stories across all formats – text, photo, video, audio, digital/social, interactive and graphics – from a story’s inception to its publication.
  • have the ability to communicate stories that people will want to share on social media.
  • pursue innovative and inclusive coverage strategies while maintaining AP’s standards for integrity and objectivity.

 

Qualifications:

Applicants must be able to explain complex stories in clear and compelling ways and do so swiftly and accurately on tight deadlines. You should be comfortable working in multiple media formats, from the field and from the desk, reporting on breaking news as well as beat-driven enterprise. You must be able to work effectively as a member of a team and should have at least two years of full-time experience at a daily newspaper, broadcast station, online or digital news outlet, or an AP bureau or regional desk.

 

We will consider strong candidates who do not meet every listed qualification. You may use a cover letter to describe the unique qualifications you would bring to this role.

 

Other qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • All applicants must be able to work in the U.S. or be able to gain permission to do so.
  • Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English.
  • Professional competency in a language besides English is a plus.
  • Basic proficiency in using an iPhone for photos and video is required. Advanced proficiency is a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and planning skills, with the ability to juggle multiple projects across formats and deliver success on complex, challenging story lines.
  • Employment is contingent on adhering to all company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols, including providing proof of COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with applicable laws.

 

Application Deadline:  October 8, 2022 @ 11:59PM ET

 

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. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.


Nearest Major Market: Las Vegas