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New Delhi, India: Correspondent - Associated Press

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Correspondent - Associated Press

New Delhi, India

Closing Date: 29th October 2020

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.

The Associated Press seeks a talented correspondent and news editor with a proven track record of developing sources and breaking stories to drive text coverage of South Asia from New Delhi.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the South Asia news director, the successful candidate will be responsible for original reporting of major spot news developments in India and surrounding countries, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka, seeking to consistently break news and produce distinct, deeply reported enterprise. The correspondent will also help guide, edit and elevate the work of other AP journalists and freelancers contributing to our text report from the region. The successful candidate must have the ability and willingness to work at night and on weekends, or as coverage demands, as AP is a 24/7 operation.

The successful candidate will:
  • work among a team of journalists, reporters and editors to deliver spot news and enterprise coverage that breaks news, has impact and is exclusive to AP.
  • be a tireless self-starter comfortable working under minimal supervision, and be creative and resourceful in gathering information from remote areas.
  • have a demonstrated history of successful text reporting and editing, with a record of assisting reporters and producers to create and deliver compelling work on deadline and produce enterprise that is illuminating and entertaining.
  • 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 stories that people will want to share, like and talk about on social media and other platforms.
  • pursue innovative coverage techniques while maintaining AP’s standards for integrity and objectivity.

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