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Date: Sep 9, 2021

Location: Spokane, WA, 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 part-time temporary Editorial Assistant for its Spokane Data Center in Spokane, Washington.


The Editorial Assistant will be employed on a part-time, seasonal basis to assist in the acquisition, entry and the transmission of sports results to AP customers.  Data processing will be related primarily to high school and college sports information as well as some elections data.  Involvement in the other data related projects may arise as additional projects are undertaken by the Data Center.



Prep sports responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Transmitting sports data to AP customers using Reporters Workbench and other AP tools
  • Coordinating data acquisition efforts when a team leader is unavailable
  • Creating game and tournament events in the prep scores database
  • Advancing tournament brackets before and after a tournament game
  • Answering incoming phone calls reporting game results of high school and college games
  • Accurately and quickly transcribing reported score information to Data Center collection mechanisms
  • Make outgoing calls to schools, coaches, member newspapers, and other organizations to collect missing scores
  • Searching Internet sites for scores and schedule related information
  • Input collected schedule information into Data Center sports databases
  • Updating Data Center sports databases with school and coach contact information. 
  • Election collection and entry responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
    • Answering incoming phone calls reporting election results
    • Accurately and quickly transcribing or inputting election results information into election databases
    • Utilizing the Internet to obtain election results
    • Make outgoing phone calls to election stringers to ensure timely capture of election night information
    • Assist in the preparation of informational mailings to election stringer



  • Must be available to work nights, weekends and holidays
  • Ability to navigate the Internet
  • Ability to use Reporters Workbench and the Prep Scores database
  • Basic understanding and ability to use Excel spreadsheets
  • Ability to quickly and accurately enter large volumes of data using computers
  • Self-directed and able to work effectively with others in a fast paced production environment
  • Basic knowledge of school sports and elections processes


Application Deadline:  October 8, 2021 @ 11:59 PM 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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