Hot Job: Gulf Oil Spill Photographer


Looking for a job? Here's a cool opportunity that just might be a great new start for the right person.

The position: Gulf oil spill photographer for Associated Press

Location: New Orleans

Job duties: Will assist in covering the Gulf oil spill, and may also take photos for other stories if needed. Works closely with the regional photo editor, national editors and bureau staff to coordinate coverage. Will be expected to generate coverage that enhances the daily AP reports.

The company: The Associated Press is a global news network known for reporting breaking news quickly from all over the world.

Requirements: Requires superior news judgment and a proven ability to generate impressive photos. Must have excellent photography skills, along with the ability to edit digital images and transit them using technology. They are seeking an enterprising self-starter, as you will be expected to envision and produce images that go beyond the standard scheduled assignments. Must be flexible and able to adapt to breaking news or unexpected circumstances quickly. Multimedia skills, such as the ability to develop slideshows for online use, are a plus. Advanced level proficiency in written and spoken English is required. Creativity is a must, as is the ability to meet deadlines. Must be able to travel.

Extra perks: This is a great gig for a news junkie, as you will be right in the heart of one of the top news stories. It's also a great opportunity to amass some impressive clips for your portfolio.

Interesting info: The job is currently slated to last at least nine months, but may be extended longer.

Other opportunities: The AP also needs temporary oil spill reporters who will be based in Houston or New Orleans. In addition, they have permanent opportunities for a regional sports editor in Philadelphia, business writers in several overseas locations and software engineers in U.S. locations. In addition, they need a theater critic and pop culture reporter based in New York City.

Apply online here.

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