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 The Associated Press seeks an aggressive and innovative news editor to direct its investigative reporting on policy, politics and influence in Washington D.C.

Reporting to the Global Investigations Editor, this investigative news editor will draw on a deep well of experience navigating the complexities of Washington coverage to lead a team of investigative reporters who consistently break news and produce distinct, deeply reported investigative stories in all media formats.

The successful candidate will also work closely with teams of editors and reporters who cover politics, national security and federal agencies, and will oversee vetting of top-level political candidates and lead efforts to dig into investigative angles on the biggest national political stories of the moment.

This news editor will have experience leading ambitious projects that go beyond incremental, “inside baseball” coverage, instead producing coverage that reveals how actions inside the nation’s capital impact people nationwide and around the world. This news editor must have the ability and willingness to work at night and on weekends, as coverage demands, as AP is a 24/7 operation.

 The successful candidate will:

  • have a demonstrated history of editing investigative reporting, with a record of leading reporters to complete compelling work on deadline and produce enterprise that is illuminating and entertaining.
  • work among a team of journalists, reporters and editors to deliver investigative spot news and enterprise coverage that breaks news, has impact and is exclusive to AP.
  • 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.


This news editor must have demonstrated excellence as an investigative reporter or editor, with a deep record of work that’s rooted in reporting on Washington, national politics and the federal government. The successful candidate will think creatively about how best to tell stories on mobile, digital and social media platforms, including how best to integrate data used in investigations in a story’s ultimate presentation. Applicants must be able to lead, guide, motivate and innovate inside a multi-format newsroom, and be able to coordinate and communicate with AP staffers throughout the company and with AP customers worldwide. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively with colleagues and peers in teams, have experience managing a staff to achieve its peak performance, and should have at least five years of full-time experience leading a beat team, department or newsroom at a daily newspaper, broadcast station, online or digital news outlet, or an AP bureau or regional desk.

 Other qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. will be mandatory.
  • Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English.
  • Professional competency in a language besides English is a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects across formats.
  • History of leadership of journalists working in more than one format is a decided plus.

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Application deadline expires at 11:59 p.m. EST on June 2, 2019.

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