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Date: Jul 14, 2021

Location: New York, NY, US

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 a videojournalist with a history of successful television and online video storytelling to join its team in New York City.

 

Reporting to the national entertainment video editor, this videojournalist will primarily shoot, write and edit entertainment video stories — including LIVE video — for AP’s broadcast, digital and mobile customers and platforms. As a member of a dynamic, round-the-clock operation that covers arts and entertainment, the successful candidate must also pitch, develop and research enterprise stories and contribute reporting in other media formats — including text, photos and audio — to help produce a competitive and comprehensive all-formats entertainment report. The successful candidate will use video, graphics and editing techniques to deliver visually engaging journalism. This videojournalist must be prepared to travel to cover awards shows and other events, and 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 closely with the all-formats entertainment team in New York, London and Los Angeles to consistently generate distinctive video stories for national and global audiences.
  • apply superior skills in video-based storytelling, including shooting, editing and writing, in both static environments and the press of breaking news.
  • conceptualize and implement creative digital projects, and communicate stories that people will want to share, like and talk about on social media and other digital platforms.
  • 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.
  • pursue innovative coverage techniques while maintaining AP’s standards for integrity and objectivity.

 

Qualifications: Candidates must possess advanced individual technical skills in the creation of video content, as well as the ability to work within an all-formats team to apply those skills from start to finish on short- and long-term projects. The successful candidate will be creative, innovative and agile and work effectively in a deadline-driven, dynamic and competitive newsroom and field environment. Strong interpersonal, organizational, planning and prioritization skills are a must, as is strong interest in entertainment and other news. The successful candidate should have at least three years of full-time news experience as a video journalist 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 the U.S. will be mandatory.
  • Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English. Professional competency in a language besides English is a plus.
  • Advanced-level professional competency in video shooting and non-linear editing, preferably with Adobe Premiere.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects across formats and deliver success on a complex, challenging story lines.

 

Application deadline is August 6, 2021 11:59pm est

 

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.


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