AP seeks a tech reporter in DC or San Fran
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The Associated Press seeks an enterprising reporter with a proven track record of developing sources and breaking stories to cover technology as a newsperson, based in Washington D.C. or San Francisco.
Reporting to the technology editor in AP’s Business News department, this newsperson will seek to consistently break news and produce distinct, deeply reported enterprise about technologies launching from Silicon Valley and the ways technology can be abused to infringe on privacy and/or manipulate human behavior. The successful candidate will understand the complex relationship between technology companies and government regulators, and will be able to explain how new devices and services are changing our lives at work and at home. This newsperson will think creatively and critically, will be driven by curiosity about topics that include, but are not limited to, social media, drones, biotechnology, online shopping and advertising, personal privacy and cybersecurity. This newsperson must 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:
- Have a demonstrated history of successful beat reporting on technology, with a record of compelling work on deadline and the production of enterprise that is illuminating and entertaining.
- Work among a team of journalists, reporters and editors to deliver spot news and enterprise coverage that breaks news, has impact and is exclusive to AP.
- 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.
- Have a great news sense, with the ability to communicate stories that people will want to share, like and talk about on social media and other platforms.
- Pursue innovative coverage techniques while maintaining AP’s standards for integrity and objectivity.
This newsperson must have demonstrated excellence as a journalist, with a deep record of delivering exclusive and distinctive spot news and enterprise stories on a complex and challenging beat. Applicants must be able to explain complex stories in clear and compelling ways, grounding them in rigorous, thought-provoking analysis, and do so swiftly and accurately on tight deadlines. This newsperson will be comfortable analyzing corporate financial filings, from S-1s to quarterly reports, and should possess a knack for making sense of business decisions and financial deals. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively as a member of a team, 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.
- 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.
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects across formats and deliver success on a complex, challenging story lines.
Application Deadline: October 19, 2018 @ 11:59 PM EST
To apply, go here.