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Senior Reporter, Integrated Media and Communications—American Public Power

Organization: American Public Power Association
Date Posted: 11/17/2017
City: Arlington
Location: Virginia
Country: United States
Primary Category: Editorial
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 5-10 years

Description & Details
The American Public Power Association is the voice of not-for-profit, community-owned utilities that power 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. We represent public power before the federal government to protect the interests of more than 49 million customers that public power utilities serve, and the 93,000 people they employ. Our association advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training, and instilling pride in community-owned power.

We are seeking a Senior Reporter to support our Integrated Media and Communications department. They will be responsible for sourcing, researching, writing and editing daily news and in-depth features for the American Public Power Association’s Public Power Daily e-newsletter and bi-monthly Public Power Magazine. The incumbent will also manage daily e-newsletter production, identify and cover breaking news in a timely manner, and be expected to stay current with federal and state energy policy, new technologies and trends in the electric industry, and public power utility projects and endeavors.
Please visit Publicpower.org/careers to see the full position description on the Association's website.

Required education and experience:
•Degree from 4-year college or university with major course work in journalism.
•At least 5 years’ experience in news reporting; electricity industry experience is preferred — familiarity with public power issues is a plus.
•Strong journalistic skills in news judgment, research, writing, and editing.
•Ability to leverage social media for news gathering and dissemination.
•Ability to meet rigid daily deadlines, with attention to detail.
•Ability to translate complex technical information into reader-friendly language.
•Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and capacity to juggle multiple deadlines.
•Ability to manage projects with moderate supervision.
•Collaborative skills and capacity for teamwork.

The American Public Power Association is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates should reply with a cover letter and resume to humanresources@publicpower.org with Senior Reporter in the subject line.

How to Apply / Contact
Qualified candidates should reply with a cover letter and resume to humanresources@publicpower.org with Senior Reporter in the subject line.

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