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Date: Jan 3, 2023

Location: New York, NY, US, 10281

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 journalist with an instinct for trending news to join our team as a general assignment reporter based in New York. This journalist will join our global newsgathering team to help cover trending business news that will help people understand how economic forces impact their lives. They will work with our teams covering markets, the global economy, energy, inequality, autos, travel, technology, retail and consumer affairs, along with AP’s journalists in regions around the globe, to tell stories that are approachable, practical and shareable.


Responsibilities: In this role, you will find opportunities to produce explanatory and trending stories. We’re looking for someone who’s energized by the opportunity to shift from crypto to personal technology to food trends as the news cycle demands, and who is curious about how economics influences everything around us. We want a reporter who is passionate about covering stories that will resonate in the lives of news consumers. Most importantly? You should see this broad assignment as a chance to have fun and create some of AP’s best-performing stories, and you should be excited to tell business stories that intersect with sports, entertainment, general news and more. Your work will serve a global, digital-first audience, and you will be part of a reporting staff who can jump on breaking business news in collaboration with other departments.


We’re looking for someone who will:

  • contribute to the daily spot report in traditional and non-traditional story forms.
  • write about complex topics in a way that can be easily understood and will resonate with diverse audiences around the world. 
  • eagerly collaborate with teams and colleagues around AP
  • work with a diverse team of journalists to pitch stories across all formats – text, photo, video, audio, digital/social, interactive and graphics – collaborating from a story’s inception to its publication.
  • have a great news sense, with 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.


The anticipated salary range for this position is $66,657 - $80,714 contingent on experience and other job-related factors.  Employees are eligible to participate, according to the terms of the official plan documents, in a 401(k) plan, employer-sponsored health insurance plan, and are eligible for paid time off and holidays in accordance with AP policy.


Application deadline is February 3, 2023 11:59 p.m. (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.

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