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The Associated Press seeks a local news success reporter

April 10, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The Associated Press seeks a talented journalist to join its Local News Success team to enhance our coverage of democracy at the state and local level.


  • The successful candidate will serve as a thought leader for AP journalists, AP member news organizations and the news industry on coverage of democratic principles such as voting, government transparency and a free press
  • You will write, report and direct projects on this topic, collaborate with AP colleagues and local news members on democracy coverage and provide tools, training and other resources to the industry
  • This job comes with an expansive assignment to help improve the storytelling of AP journalists who cover democracy and elections in the United States
  • Your work will serve a global audience with the goal of combating misinformation and misunderstanding about and within the American democracy via rich and robust explanatory journalism
  • Reporting to the deputy U.S. news director for local news success, you will focus on helping strengthen AP’s role as a partner to its member and customer news companies – one that is deeply invested in their success and helping them better serve their communities
  • You’ll work frequently with customers to identify ways the AP can support them on coverage areas including voting access, state legislation, redistricting, government secrecy and political misinformation
  • You will also work closely with AP’s democracy and state government teams to share data and look for opportunities to collaborate on projects and stories


  • have strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams of journalists, inside and outside 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
  • This journalist must have demonstrated an excellent record of delivering distinctive spot news and accountability-focused stories
  • You must be able to explain complex stories in clear and compelling ways, and do so swiftly and accurately on tight deadlines
  • You must be able to work effectively as a member of a team
  • You are able and willing to work at night and on weekends, as coverage demands, as AP is a 24/7 operation
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, such as at least two years of full-time work in a newsroom, for a digital news outlet or AP bureau
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. will be mandatory
  • Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects across formats and deliver success on complex, challenging story lines

Salary: The anticipated salary range for this position is $50,653 – $80,714 contingent on experience and other job-related factors

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