News director Afghanistan and Pakistan - Associated Press
Islamabad, Pakistan
2d ago

The Associated

Press seeks an experienced journalist and newsroom leader to lead its coverage of Afghanistan and Pakistan as a news director, based in Islamabad.

Responsibilities :

Reporting to the Middle East News Director, this newsroom leader will drive coverage that is comprehensive and quick, consistently breaks news and is a source of distinct, richly reported enterprise in a highly competitive news environment.

This successful candidate is a strategic leader in the Middle East and will collaborate with APs regional and global news leadership to set and execute APs strategy for coverage of major stories in the region.

This includes the coverage of Taliban rule in Afghanistan and the ongoing political upheaval in Pakistan.

Working with the Middle East News Director, this newsroom manager will tend to the safety of AP staff in a region scarred by long-running conflicts.

The news director will build newsroom-to-newsroom relationships with AP customers and work in concert with AP's Revenue and Products teams to meet client needs.

The successful candidate must have the ability and willingness to work at night and on weekends, or as coverage demands, as AP is a 24 / 7 operation.

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