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Office assistant

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.

 

The Associated Press seeks six (6) temporary part-time Office Assistants for its Data Center in Spokane, Washington.

 

Office Assistants will be employed on a part-time basis to assist in data collection and entry activities. Data collection and entry will be related primarily to high school sports scores and election night vote tabulation. Involvement in other data related projects may arise as additional data projects are undertaken by the Data Center.  The positions are temporary, approximately 30 weeks, beginning the end of August 2018 through the beginning of April 2019.

 

Responsibilities:

Prep score collection and entry responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Answering incoming phone calls and reporting results of high school games
  • Accurately and quickly transcribing reported score information to Data Center collection mechanisms
  • Make outgoing calls to schools, coaches, member newspapers, and other media organizations to collect missing scores
  • Search internet sites for scores and schedule related information
  • Make outgoing calls to schools and other athletic related organizations to collect team schedules and tournament pairing information
  • Input collected schedule information into Data Center sports database
  • Update Data Center sports database with school and coach contact information

Election collection and entry responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Answer incoming phone calls and report election results
  • Accurately and quickly transcribe or input election result information into election database
  • Utilize internet to obtain election results
  • Make outgoing phone calls to election stringers to ensure timely capture of election night information
  • Assist in preparation of informational mailings to election stringers


Qualifications:

  • Ability to navigate Internet
  • Basic understanding and ability to use Excel spreadsheet software
  • Ability to quickly and accurately enter large volumes of data using computer
  • Self-directed and able to work effectively with others in a fast pace environment
  • Basic knowledge of high school sports and the elections process
  • Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required. Authorization to work in the United States for any employer is mandatory.

 

Application Deadline:  09/16/18 @ 11:59 PM EST

 

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, gender identity, disability or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable nondiscrimination laws.

Company
Associated Press
Posted
08/18/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Spokane, WA 99201, US