The Associated Press seeks a News Production Specialist (ENPS) for its Washington, D.C. operation.
This position provides on-site, telephone and remote support for software and systems used in television, radio, on-line and network newsrooms in North, Central and South America. Systems include ENPS, AP NewsCenter and AP NewsDesk.
Various responsibilities for planning, testing, deployment, migration, user training, and sales/marketing support. He or she logs and helps resolve problems, interfacing with other development and support groups as necessary.
The ideal candidate must be an organized self-starter and team player able to work effectively without direct supervision. Candidate will need to be able to lead training sessions for technical and non-technical teams. The candidate should have professional experience in broadcast or on-line news creation/production, broadcast or on-line systems or operations. Candidates should also have a technical aptitude and a basic understanding of personal computers (PC and Mac) and Microsoft Windows; experience with broadcast or on-line news production systems; and a degree in journalism, computer sciences or a related discipline, or additional relevant work experience. Advanced experience with personal computers, servers and server operating systems or web design and production is a plus. Strong communication skills and problem-solving abilities are required. Written and verbal fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is a plus. Extensive national and international travel may be required. Candidate must be able to work with standard office equipment, including computers, keyboards and telephones, through the course of a regular workday.
Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required.
Authorization to work in the U.S. will be mandatory.
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 largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world's population sees news from AP.
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