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News Research Manager - Associated Press (AP)

The Associated Press is seeking an innovative, experienced manager based in New York City to oversee a research operation that breaks news, informs breaking news coverage and supports ground-breaking journalism worldwide.

The News Research Manager leads a team of high-caliber researchers responsible for forward-thinking approaches to digital resource discovery and analysis, primary source material curation and data management. The manager must be a leader versed in training staff in current research methods and resources.

The manager is charged with evaluating AP’s editorial research needs, both domestically and internationally, and designing workflows and resource networks to provide rapid-response information retrieval and support innovative approaches to uncovering the details that drive stories. In consultation with editors and reporters, the manager creates strategies for document and data maintenance, supporting collaboration and resource management for major investigations and enterprise projects. The manager will work closely with journalists and technologists to ensure that projects and coverage align with AP’s editorial and business goals.

Among this position’s most important responsibilities is setting research standards at AP and developing a comprehensive, rigorous training program focused on new research techniques for the modern media landscape.

The manager should also constantly explore emerging technologies to increase the speed, comprehensiveness and accuracy of materials available to AP journalists. The manager should remain current on new research and data management practices to assess and improve AP’s digital resource collection, ensure data integrity and optimize data storage and presentation for access and usability. The manager also collaborates with newsroom developers to build and manage custom newsroom tools.

The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate the ability to work collegially and as a leader with researchers, editors, reporters and technologists across the organization. The ideal candidate will thrive in the exciting, fast-paced world of the newsroom.

Other Qualifications Include:
Expertise in Accurint, TLO, Nexis, Factiva, PACER, and Courtlink

Background in discovering and warehousing primary sources
Experience negotiating terms of license agreements
Expertise in discovering, vetting and curating public and private databases
Deep knowledge of data formats and systems, especially open ones
A master’s degree in library or information science or the equivalent experience in a news library is highly recommended.
Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required. Authorization to work in the US for any employer is 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 most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world's population sees news from AP.

AP seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences. We support all aspects of diversity and provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable nondiscrimination laws.

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