AP4BureauChief – Wire Turns to Craigslist to Find DC Head

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Craigslist is a great place to find a missed connection or an up-and-coming Switchfoot cover band. For the Associated Press, that’s also one way they’ll be seeking out a new DC Bureau Chief. Think you have what it takes to run a wire satellite office? The requirements:

The ideal candidate must possess superior leadership skills, including the proven ability to direct and motivate a large news staff. Applicants should have experience supervising and driving major stories and projects. Candidates must have demonstrated success working closely with other senior managers to form a strong, empowered leadership team. Strong news judgment and organizational skills are essential, along with an ability to conceive and execute sophisticated enterprise stories. Success in multiple formats a major plus as is a demonstrated sophistication in how the federal government and the federal city of Washington operate. Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language. Authorization to work in the U.S. will be mandatory. Education: Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Have what it takes?

via Gawker

Dave Levy is a PR guy by day, a media researcher on the side and a self-proclaimed geek. He blogs often about how traditional media adapts – or tries to adapt – to the growing digital media world at State of the Fourth Estate. You can follow Dave on Twitter for various updates about everything from sports from his previous home in Boston to eccentric and obscure pop culture references. Read why Dave loves D.C.

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