Job Opening: REPORTER (AP)

The Associated Press seeks a Reporter for its Boston bureau.

This Reporter will break news and produce enterprise stories of national interest concerning Boston’s public safety, infrastructure, public works, city transportation, homeland security, gun violence, drug-related crime, minority issues, disaster preparedness and other topics. The cultivation of productive sources in the mayor’s office, the fire department, the police department and other public and private agencies is central to this assignment. Duties will include developing and producing national multimedia stories from the beat.


The ideal candidate will have demonstrated skills as a reporter and writer, with strong competitive news instincts and the ability and desire to produce enterprise. The successful candidate will be experienced in FOIA, database research and enterprise reporting. Applicants should have strong planning and beat-development skills to project needs of the news report beyond spot stories and the ability to develop story ideas for all formats in consultation with bureau managers. The reporter must be an enterprising self-starter able to work with minimal direct supervision yet be responsive to guidance. He or she must have demonstrated abilities to organize time and priorities, spot trends before they become mainstream, and develop beat sources. Must be able to work accurately under deadline pressure and communicate effectively with sources, editors and colleagues across all media platforms. Candidates should have at least two years of full-time reporting experience at a daily newspaper, broadcast station or AP bureau.

Founded in 1846, AP is the largest and oldest news organization in the world, serving as a source of news, photos, graphics, audio and video for more than one billion people a day. AP has more than 4,000 employees working in more than 240 bureaus worldwide. The AP report is distributed in four languages: English, German, French and Spanish. The report is translated into many more languages by international subscribers.

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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