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Nairobi, Kenya: East Africa Reporter - Associated Press

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East Africa Reporter - Associated Press

Nairobi, Kenya

The Associated Press seeks a talented journalist with a track record of breaking and anchoring major stories to drive AP’s text coverage as part of a cross-formats reporting team covering East Africa. Reporting to the deputy director for newsgathering in Africa, this reporter will aim to consistently break news, ensure the speedy filing of urgent spot developments, and support the Africa team’s efforts to produce distinct, deeply reported enterprise. This is a temporary position lasting six months with the potential to extend by mutual agreement.

Responsibilities: In this role, you will primarily be a fast-paced text reporter and writer, and you’ll be expected to help guide, edit and elevate the work of other AP journalists and freelancers contributing to our text report. You will work closely with AP beat teams around the world, including with Climate and Environment, Health and Science, Migration and Religion desks.

We're looking for someone who will:

deliver spot news and enterprise coverage that breaks news, has impact and is exclusive to AP.

develop AP’s network of freelancers and stringers across the region to report, translate and edit spot developments accurately and speedily, elevate their work and coordinate it with other formats.

be willing to travel at short notice on assignment to other countries in Africa and further afield, including in hostile environments.

have 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 and drive stories that people will want to share, like and talk about on social media and other platforms.

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

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