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Nairobi, Kenya: East Africa Photographer - Associated Press

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East Africa Photographer - Associated Press

Nairobi, Kenya

The Associated Press seeks a talented visual journalist to work in Nairobi, Kenya as a photographer. In this role, you will work among a team of journalists and editors to deliver spot and enterprise imagery that breaks news, has impact and is exclusive to AP. This is a temporary position lasting 12 months.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the deputy director for newsgathering in Africa, the photographer will be based in Nairobi, and cover stories across East Africa. This includes covering breaking news and spot stories and shooting daily life photos. You should be a self-starter who can create images and generate visually led story ideas that go beyond spot news and will resonate in the region and around the world. You will work in multiple media formats – including text and video – on breaking news and enterprise.

We’re looking for someone who will:

demonstrate 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 on social media and other platforms.

be adept at finding, verifying, and securing user-generated content on social media platforms.

routinely contribute to the video and text report as coverage needs require.

pursue innovative and inclusive coverage techniques while maintaining AP’s standards for integrity and objectivity.

be able and willing to work any shift, including at night and on weekends, or as coverage demands, as AP is a 24/7 operation.

Preferred Qualifications: You should have a demonstrated history of success as a news photographer, with a record of creating co

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