Global Investigations Editor
The Associated Press seeks a global investigations editor based in its Washington, D.C., bureau who would work with reporters both abroad and in Washington to develop in-depth and investigative projects on topics that bridge those worlds, breaking news and explaining the world we live in.
The editor must be comfortable tackling a range of domestic and international subject matters and be able to conceptualize, drive reporting on and edit and polish pieces on complex and often sensitive subjects. The editor must be comfortable overseeing projects involving high-end data analysis and sensitive anonymous sources.
The position requires a person with deep reporting, editing and conceptualization skills and proven ability to work effectively with reporters, in person and remotely. The position further requires an ability to work across lines of authority, working with a core group of reporters but bringing in other reporters at times for various projects. The person occupying this position must be flexible and able to communicate effectively and in goal-oriented ways with colleagues, peers and other staff both abroad and in Washington.
The person occupying the position would also occasionally be an active reporter him/herself, in addition to driving reporting projects. The person should be comfortable in a player/coach editor role.
The position will work with AP's photo, multimedia, video and audio staffs to provide cross-format coverage of stories.
The position answers jointly to the Washington bureau chief, and to the senior managing editor for international news based in New York.
Five-plus years of reporting experience, with demonstrated excellent journalism skills
Prior experience on in-depth or investigative projects, either as editor or reporter or both
Experience managing journalists or running a team as a player-coach
Strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to work in a matrix organization, across lines of authority and focusing on results
Solid organizational skills and self-motivated, with high ethical standards and strong commitment to work
Ability to effectively communicate with various stakeholders, internally and externally
Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English is required. Authorization to work in the U.S. is 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.
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, disability or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable nondiscrimination laws.
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