Newsperson - Business News

Posted On: September 17, 2013

Journalism Job

Media Organization: Print

Company Description

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 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.


Job Description

The Associated Press seeks a Reporter for the Business News department's economics team in Washington, D.C.

This position has a broad mandate: explaining the economy to readers in daily coverage of government and industry reports, and through enterprise stories. The successful candidate must be an aggressive reporter and critical thinker; someone who can cultivate sources, identify economic trends and write authoritative stories with flair and clarity.


Proven knowledge of business and economics and a talent for writing clear and compelling stories with rigorous, thought-provoking analysis. Must be highly organized, with the ability to multitask, prioritize and focus on detail and accuracy in a fast-paced environment. The right candidate will be a self-starter and team player. Effective interpersonal skills and solid news judgment are critical. At least three years of experience in business or economics writing is required. The ideal candidate should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent-level experience.

Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required. Authorization to work in the United States for any employer is mandatory.

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