The AP goes VJ

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Bowing to the inevitable, and opening the door to lots of other newsgathering agencies, AP joints NBC in moving to VJs:

 

 

Video Journalist

Closing Date: 7 December 2007

Ref No: APTN102

Department: News

The Associated Press is seeking video journalists for our online video and international newsfeed services. We are looking for people who know how to tell visual stories, have good news judgment and hate to be second.

Video journalists will work in the field as one-man bands, requiring shooting, writing, producing and editing experience. You will voice packages and radio spots.

In-house video and web producers should have strong writing, producing and editing skills. Final Cut Pro and web skills a plus.

We value editorial integrity, creative storytelling, an energetic, enterprising attitude and staff diversity. Millions of people see our video online and on broadcast and cable outlets around the world.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate will have solid experience in all aspects of broadcasting. Applicants should have demonstrated skills in digitally editing video or audio and broadcast copy and writing broadcast copy, voicing reports, doing live air work and doing street reporting.

He or she should have professional voice and air delivery, combining authoritative sound with a conversational tone, and should have solid knowledge of world affairs.

The ideal candidate will have an understanding of online news, must be able to meet tight deadlines and react quickly to breaking news. The successful candidate must be able to work all shifts, including overnights, and all days of the week, including weekends.

This role is based in London.

Closing date: Friday, 7 December 2007 (If you have not received a response by 4 January 2008, please consider you application unsuccessful on this occasion.)

To apply for this post, please submit your Curriculum Vitae and covering letter, marked for the attention of Human Resources, to the address provided or, via email, using the link ‘Apply for this job’.

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AP Television News complies with the Data Protection Act 1998. Please be assured your curriculum vitae will be used for internal recruitment purposes only and will not be passed to any other organisation.

Unless we specifically state otherwise in the job description, AP Television News will only consider applications from those who already have the right to live and work in the UK.

When applying for any position, please quote the appropriate reference number and email or send your CV. The mailing address for CV’s is:

Human Resources

AP Television News
The Interchange
Oval Road
Camden Lock
London NW1 7DZ

Unfortunately, we are unable to meet any travel expenses, etc, you may incur in attending an interview at AP Television News, unless specifically agreed in advance.

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