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AP seeks reporter to cover Texas economy, oil industry

November 19, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

The Associated Press seeks a correspondent in Fort Worth, Texas, to lead the cooperative’s coverage of the economy of Texas, the state’s oil and natural gas industry and breaking news in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Dallas-based Texas News Editor, this reporter will build a beat that breaks news by focusing on accountability and investigatory reporting. He/she should be able to produce content in multiple formats (text, photo, video and audio) and will work with the Texas News Editor to set the beat’s agenda and produce reporting for the AP’s newspaper, online and broadcast markets.

The successful candidate will:

  • identify and develop stories that break news, have impact and are exclusive to the AP.
  • have a demonstrated record of mining public records and using computer-assisted reporting to produce compelling enterprise for state, national and global audiences.
  • execute those stories in all formats, in a timely fashion and under deadline pressure.
  • report and produce content on deadline in competitive situations.

Qualifications: Candidates should have demonstrated excellence as a beat reporter, and have a proven record of developing sources, breaking news, originating story ideas and writing about complex issues in a clear and engaging way. Applicants need to understand the growing importance of multimedia news and be able to coordinate with AP staffers from other formats. The successful candidates should have at least five years of full-time reporting experience at a daily newspaper, broadcast station or AP bureau. 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 and Spanish language.
  • Ability to recognize and develop newsworthy stories of global interest and work accurately under deadline pressure.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects across formats.

To apply, go here.

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