Newsperson/Legislative Relief
The Associated Press - Charleston, WV

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The Associated Press seeks an aggressive reporter for an 11-week temporary position as part of a two-person team covering the Legislature in its Charleston, W.Va., bureau.

This reporter will cover spot and breaking news out of the statehouse and be expected to produce thoughtful enterprise for state, national and international audiences. This person will report to the Virginia-West Virginia news editor. This person will work morning and late shifts and likely will be sent out of the office, and possibly out of state, on assignments as determined by the news editor.

Qualifications :
The successful candidate will have at least two years of experience at a daily news operation and demonstrate sound news judgment and the skills to aggressively pursue breaking news, develop a beat, identify and write compelling enterprise stories and work in multiple formats. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate basic editing skills, as the demands on Associated Press staff can span many subjects. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required. Proficiency with computer-assisted reporting, open records and open meetings laws and social media as a news-gathering tool are a plus. Must be able to work all shifts, including overnights and weekends.

Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required. Authorization to work in the U.S. will be mandatory.

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.

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